Not having proper, or limited access to data, and poor digital infrastructure are barriers to the Malaysian government’s ability to make vital economic decisions, says Economy Minister Rafizi Ramli.
The Department of Statistics Malaysia today revealed that the Malaysian median salary and monthly wages increased by 9.1 per cent in 2021 compared to 2020, but is still down from pre-pandemic levels.
Officials from the Youth and Sports Ministry and Department of Statistics Malaysia (DOSM) met yesterday to see how they can leverage on data to promote the sports industry. Chief Statistician Datuk Seri Dr Mohd Uzir Mahidin described the session as “fruitful”.
Newly launched Department of Statistics Malaysia’s Kawasanku provides a wide range of information at your fingertips, including policy matters and prices of goods, to ensure people do not rely on “coffee shop talk” in making decisions.
The unemployment rate in Malaysia rose to 4.8 per cent last month with 768,700 people left jobless, according to the Department of Statistics Malaysia. Also, in our news highlights today, anti-graft body meets DAP MPs over ‘bribes to support Perikatan Nasional’ claims, and the Election Commission rules out by-election in Melor.
While inter-racial marriages in Malaysia are not uncommon, such unions continue to rise in this small Southeast Asian nation that prides itself as a multi-ethnic, multicultural and multilingual society.
With 15 days to go and only 1.5 million of the population taking part in the Population and Housing Census 2020 (e-Census 2020), Department of Statistics Malaysia Chief Statistician Datuk Seri Dr Mohd Uzir Mahidin hopes more will take part as data gathered is essential towards country’s future development.