Report: Businesses want more data on crime, public transport | Malaysia | Malay Mail Online
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"The private sector in Malaysia wants more crime statistics, as well as additional data on public transport, health care, public safety and education, a World Bank Group report said.
The Open Data Readiness Assessment (ODRA) report also highlighted demands from businesses for more direct interaction and 'data crunching' sessions with the Department of Statistics in order to better understand and trust the data.
'There is strong actual demand for various types of data from civil society, the business community and in particular from academia, but notably much less so from the media,' said the ODRA report released yesterday that was prepared by the World Bank with support from the Malaysian Administrative Modernisation and Management Planning Unit (Mampu) and the Malaysian government.
According to the report, data journalism in Malaysia seemed to be much less developed compared to online developers’ communities and certain civil society organisations (CSOs) like Sinar Project that is working on projects related to government accountability."