Chief statistician Datuk Seri Dr Mohd Uzir Mahidin said the women empowerment in several domains will be launched on December 6. (NST pic by ABD RAHIM RAHMAT)

KUALA LUMPUR: The Department of Statistics Malaysia (DOSM) will soon release new statistical data related to women.

Chief statistician Datuk Seri Dr Mohd Uzir Mahidin said the women empowerment in several domains will be launched on December 6.

"DOSM, in tandem with development of socio economic environment, has released social accounting matrix, system environmental economic accounting and direct investment affiliates," he said, when speaking at the launch of Malaysia Statistics (MyStats) conference.

Malaysia is committed to implement Sustainable Development Goals indicators and these include cross-cutting issues will be on poverty, education, climate change, sustainable growth, gender equality and partnership.

Data revolution means new challenges to the statistical community, said Mohd Uzir.

"In particular it concerns new policy needs for not only economic statistics but also including social and environment statistics."

In the Big Data era, rapid changes in technology, industry revolution, inter connected world and demographic shift has led to an unimaginable amount of data created every minute.

On the Industry Revolution 4.0 vision, namely the Internet of Things, the challenge is to produce statistics that are updated and relevant to cope with the robust new digital technologies development.

Mohd Uzir also said data sharing among government agencies needs to be further strengthened as it is both cost and time effective.

This reduces the dependence on censuses and sample surveys.

The annual MyStats 2017 brings together policy makers, regulators, statisticians, private se tor and academia.

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