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National Statistics Conference 2012 (MyStats 2012): Enhancing National Statistics to Meet Public and Private Sectors Needs during a Period of Transformation, 7 November 2012, Sasana Kijang, Kuala Lumpur

Bank Negara Malaysia will be organising a National Statistics Conference (MyStats 2012) jointly with the Department of Statistics, Malaysia (DOSM), to be held on 7 November 2012, Wednesday, at Sasana Kijang, Kuala Lumpur. The theme of the MyStats 2012 is “Enhancing National Statistics to Meet Public and Private Sectors Needs during a Period of Transformation”.

The key objective of the MyStats 2012 is to provide a platform for statisticians, analysts, economists, policy makers, academicians and media to share, discuss and highlight statistical issues in analysis and policy formulation as well as challenges in the compilation and communication of statistics. It also aims to achieve greater collaboration between the statisticians/compilers and users of statistics in improving data compilation, communication and usage of statistics.

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1. Conference Programme [PDF 33KB]

2. List of Participants [PDF 45KB]

3. Conference Proceedings [PDF 1.5MB]


Session 1: Statistical Best Practices Towards Improving Data Integrity

Best Practices for Compilation of National Statistics: Where Are We?
Dr. Mohd Uzir Mahidin, Department of Statistics Malaysia
Paper [PDF 1.5MB] | Slides [PDF 1.2MB]

International Best Practices to Ensure Data Credibility
Paul Van den Bergh, Bank for International Settlements
Slides [PDF 71KB]

Mohd Esa Abd. Manaf, Ministry of Finance Malaysia


Session 2: Promoting Data Sharing and Communication of Statistics

Data Sharing and Communication of Statistics: The Korean Experience
Joon Jung, Bank of Korea
Paper [PDF 355KB] | Slides [PDF 372KB]

Maximising the Value of Data through Greater Data Sharing between Public and Private Sectors
Suhaimi Ilias, Maybank Investment Bank
Paper [PDF 52KB] | Slides [PDF 370KB]

Enhancing Communication of Statistics for Better Understanding of Economic and Financial Conditions
Dr. Yeah Kim Leng, RAM Holdings Bhd
Paper [PDF 82KB] | Slides [PDF 975KB]

Existing Legislations on Data Privacy: A Challenge to Data Sharing?
Professor Abu Bakar Munir, Universiti Malaya
Slides [PDF 515KB]

Manokaran Mottain, Alliance Investment Bank


Session 3: Bridging Statistical Gaps during a Period of Transformation

Gaps in Socio-Economic and Financial Market Data for Analysis and Policy Formulation
Lee Heng Guie, CIMB Investment Berhad
Paper [PDF 479KB] | Slides [PDF2.57MB]

Statistical Data for Appropriate Poverty Measurements and Policy for Eradication: A Malaysian Case
Mohamed Saladin Abdul Rasool, Universiti Teknologi MARA
Paper [PDF 54KB] | Slides [PDF 292KB]

Property Indicators: Sufficient for Policy Makers and Investors?
Dato’ Fateh Iskandar Mohamed Mansor, Real Estate and Housing Developers' Association Malaysia
Paper [PDF 35KB] | Slides [PDF 178KB]

Labour and Employment: Are Existing Statistics Facilitate Planning of Human Capital for Economic Transformation?
Anthony Raja Devadoss, Kelly Services Malaysia
Paper [PDF 185KB] | Slides [PDF 1.2MB]

Professor Dr. Ahmad Zubaidi Baharumshah, Universiti Putra Malaysia


Panel Discussion: New Data Requirements and Standards for a Transformed Economy

Dr. Yeah Kim Leng, RAM Holdings Bhd, Slides [PDF 824KB]
Prof. Dr. Rajah a/l Rasiah, Universiti Malaya
Barry Porter, Bloomberg Business News
Dr. Roumiana Gantcheva, UNICEF, Slides [PDF 1.1MB]
Fraziali bin Ismail, Bank Negara Malaysia


For any enquiry, please contact the following officers:

  1. Mr. Ng Chee Shoon
    03-26988044 ext 7725
  2. Ms. Raja Aiysha Safia Raja Zainal Raffik
    03-26988044 ext 8387