Selangor Journal: Faster data sharing between Selangor govt departments - MB
SHAH ALAM, July 7 — The state today launched the Selangor Government Data Exchange (SelGDX) platform that utilises cloud services to make it easier and faster for state government departments to share data.
Menteri Besar Dato’ Seri Amirudin Shari said the initiative, developed by the Information Management Division (BPM) with Telekom Malaysia Bhd, was implemented to solve the long delays in sharing inter-department data.
“We link all the data between departments so that requests for data no longer need to be referred to any departments.
“Previously it would take three days to get the required data, which is actually open data,” he said during a media conference after the First Selangor Plan Pre-Launch Symposium at the Shah Alam City Council (MBSA) Convention Centre, here today.
Amirudin had launched SelGDX after attending the forum session on governance held at the symposium earlier.
He cited the Selangor Zakat Board (LZS) as an example, saying it can review the applications of individuals who apply for aid to build homes by accessing Land Office data to determine if the applicants are landowners or otherwise.
“Data sharing between these departments will start immediately because it has already been developed and there is an agreement between them.
“Its development cost is relatively low but has a positive impact on the people and speeds up the public’s application process,” Amirudin said.
During the tabling of the 2022 Selangor Budget in November last year, the Menteri Besar allocated RM2 million to develop SelGDX, which aims to reduce development duplication and infrastructural maintenance costs, as well as strengthen the role of government departments.
The setting up of the SelGDX platform is based on the basic principles and operating framework of MyGDX, which is a data-sharing platform that provides data brokerage services for federal agencies, developed by the Malaysian Administrative Modernization and Management Planning Unit (Mampu) in May 2018.