Central database to be ready in January, says Rafizi

Economy Minister Rafizi Ramli says the Central Database System, or PADU, will be operational in January. – The Malaysian Insight file pic, September 21, 2023.

THE government’s Central Database System (PADU) would be up and running in January, said Economy Minister Rafizi Ramli.

He described the short development period for PADU, which began in June, presented a momentous challenge for his ministry that was only possible with the cooperation of more than 270 government agencies and statutory bodies.

“I can say it was challenging, but in another three months, we will be able to pull it off,” he said at a press conference after a meeting on PADU in Putrajaya today.

In other developments, Rafizi said the policy paper for reducing approved and import permits was ready and it would be brought to the National Economic Action Council (NEAC) in October.

He said his ministry was re-examining priorities in the paper before it was presented at the NEAC meeting. – Bernama, September 21, 2023.

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