Communications Ministry says committed to development, use of big data in Malaysia

Source: The Malay Mail Online

MELAKA, May 21 — The communications and multimedia ministry (KKMM) is committed to ensure the development and comprehensive use of the big data in the country to enhance the government’s ability to provide best service to the people.

Deputy secretary-general (operations), Datuk Dr Mohd Ali Mohamad Nor said the government’s ability, especially in decision-making based on facts and information, could also be enhanced with the implementation of the big data pilot project.

To realise the goal, he said the ministry worked closely with the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) to support the development and comprehensive use of the big data. Read more

‘Defend M’sia as secular nation’

Source: The Star Online

Former Court of Appeal Judge, Datuk Seri Mohd Hishamudin Yunus. Pic from the Star Online.

KUALA LUMPUR: All Malaysians must defend Malaysia as a secular country as inspired by the nation’s founding father Tunku Abdul Rahman Putra Alhaj, said a former Court of Appeal judge.

Datuk Seri Mohd Hishamudin Yunus (pic) said the proposed amendments to the Syariah Courts (Criminal Jurisdiction) Act 1965 (RUU355) was not suitable and would not be accepted by most Malaysians.

The argument that the RUU355 will not affect non-Muslims also cannot be accepted, he said.

Hishamudin said there were common cases such as orang asli wrongly registered as Muslims, non-Muslim children being converted to Islam by one parent and corpses seized by Islamic authorities claiming that the deceased was a Muslim despite having no concrete proof. Read more