ICT4D Resources on Malaysia
||29 million (2011)
|GNI per capita
USD 8,420 (2011)
|GDP growth rate||
5.1% (2011 est.)
Adult literacy rate
|92% of ages 15 and older (2009)|
|Gross primary, secondary, tertiary school enrollment
|Telephone lines (per 100 people)
|Mobile cellular subscriptions (per 100 people)
|Internet subscribers (per 100 people)
|Personal computers (per 100 people)
|Households with a television set
|Mobile telephone usage (minutes/user/month)
|Internet users (per 100 people)
|Population covered by mobile cellular network
|Fixed broadband subscribers (per 100 people)||7.44 (2011)|
|International Internet bandwidth (bits/second/person)||998|
Source: ICT at a Glance (World Bank)
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The paper explores several areas linked to information management systems throughout Asia Pacific, and reveals a strong general trend towards improved management systems. It also highlights the massive growth of data that governments are required to keep and the challenge of keeping up with expected future growth.
Open Source Competency Centre (OSCC) a Malaysian government centre which serves as the point of reference for support and guidance in the implementation of Open Source Software in the the public sector. It provides resources on various policies, guidelines, recommendations and status of OSS implementation in government agencies.
This Strategic ICT Roadmap for Malaysia was mooted by the National Information Technology Council (NITC) and re-iterated in the Ninth Malaysian Plan. It identifies three Technology Focus Areas that could advance Malaysia economically and technologically over the next ten years and beyond, and could help fulfil the tenets of Vision 2020: (1) Wireless Sensor Networks, (2) Predictive Analytics, and (3) Three-Dimensional Internet.
Over the past years, governments and development agencies have tried to bring ICT services to rural communities, very often through the use of community e-centres (CeCs). The guidebook identifies guiding principles and fundamental requirements for the establishment of rural ICT services based on the experience of rural ICT projects in Malaysia. It is hoped that this will help to promote and improve the implementation of rural community ICT services that can contribute to the reduction of poverty among the people in the rural areas of Asia and the Pacific.
This document provides detailed recommendations resulting from the research and analysis conducted in the development of the Malaysian Government Interoperability Framework for Open Source Software. It contains information on open source software (OSS), open standards and technical specifications recommended for adoption in Malaysia. MyGIFOSS is prepared as a supplement to the Malaysian Government Interoperability Framework version 1.0 (MyGIF), August 2003.
The MyICMS 886 (Malaysian Information, Communications and Multimedia Services 886) Strategy identifies eight service areas that have been targeted to propel Malaysia in the delivery of advanced information, communications and multimedia services towards improving the quality of life of Malaysians and at boosting Malaysia’s global competitiveness.
This chapter of the Ninth Malaysia Plan 2006-2010 shows the progress after the implementation of the provious Eighth Malaysia Plan 2001-2005. It outlines their vision and action plan toward the country development using ICTs.
The supportive distance learning environment: A study on the learning support needs of Malaysian online learners
This paper reports on a qualitative research study designed to explore the perception of a supportive distance learning environment and the needs of learners of an online distance learning Finance course offered by University Teknologi MARA (UiTM), Malaysia. The focus of the research was the learners' own reflection of their personal, academic and social needs as they trudged into the online learning environment.
Regional Human Development Report – Promoting ICT for Human Development in Asia: Realising the Millennium Development Goals
The report’s unique approach lies in its use of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) to measure and monitor the impact of information and communication technologies (ICTs) on human development. The report examines country-specific experiences in China, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Mongolia, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Thailand and Viet Nam, and provides cross-country comparisons on the use of ICTs to achieve the MDGs.
Good Practices in Information and Communication Technology Policies in Asia and the Pacific: Promotion of Enabling Policies and Regulatory Frameworks for Information and Communication Technology Development in the Asia-Pacific Region
This study is intended to be a resource for ICT policy planners and decision makers, and offers policy-oriented perspectives on ICT policy formulation and implementation in the Asia-Pacific region In preparing for the study, fact-finding missions were fielded to India, Malaysia and the Republic of Korea, followed by a regional seminar on enabling policies and regulatory frameworks for ICT development in the Asian and Pacific region held at Bangkok in December 2003 and an ESCAP/ITU regional training workshop on enabling policies and regulatory frameworks for ICT development in the Asian and Pacific region held at Bangkok in May 2004.
Regional Human Development Report – Promoting ICT for Human Development in Asia 2004: Realising the Millennium Development Goals - Summary
This summary document, with a foreword by Sir Arthur C. Clarke, presents the essence of a pioneering attempt to assess the role of information and communication technologies (ICTs) in human development in Asia. It captures the rich variety of ICT initiatives in nine Asian countries (China, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Mongolia, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Thailand and Viet Nam) and draws lessons for identifying policy directions.
A Sourcebook by Anis Yusal Yusoff and Sharon Lim. This sourcebook is a first attempt to meet the increasing need for materials and projects relating to information and communications technology for development (ICT4D) that are of particular concern to those who are working in this area in Malaysia.
This report documents the detail recommendations resulting from the research and analysis conducted in the development of the Malaysian Government Interoperability Framework (MyGIF). It contains information of ICT standards and technical specifications recommended for adoption in the MyGIF.
Building Institutional Capacity in Asia - Alleviating the Digital Divide: Policy Recommendations for Malaysia, Thailand, The Philppines, Vietnam (Executive Summary)
This report examines the evolving Asian ICT environment using a comparative framework. It undertakes an audit of the ICT initiatives in Malaysia, Philippines, Thailand and Viet Nam. Data collection involved in this report has been supplemented by interviews with senior policy leaders and executives from key government and research agencies.
This presentation summarizes the progress of ICT development in Malaysia in 1996-2000 and looks at prospects for the year 2001-2005. The contents covers the following topics; Human Capital 23 m, Vision 2020, Long-term Outline Perspective Plan, Five-year Development Plan, K-Economy and ICT policy, regulation and industry.
This chapter of the Eighth Malaysia Plan reveals the progress of the previous Seventh Malaysia Plan on ICT in detail with statistics based on 1996-2000. The chapter also shows the Malaysia's perspective and action plan in developing ICT for the year 2001-2005.