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||LPPKN - National Population and Family Development Board, Malaysia: Population and Family Research Division
||Population, Development, Malaysian Population and Family Survey (MPFS), Census of Malaysia, Civil registration system, National Health and Morbidity Survey (NHMS), Malaysia
||Statement by Dato' Dr. Siti Norlasiah Ismail representative of Malaysia at the 49th session of the Commission on Population and Development on agenda 4:general debate on national experience in population matters: strengthening the demographic evidence base for the post - 2015 development agenda, New York
||The Department of Statistics Malaysia (DOSM) has been responsible for undertaking the Population and Housing Censuses of Malaysia every years since 1970. The Census remains the main source of data collection aimed at providing a comprehensive set of statistical
information about the population in the country in terms of its size and spatial distribution, its demographic, social and economic characteristics as well as housing stock at a specific time
reference. The census provides essential information not only for policy development and planning, but also for managing, monitoring and evaluating programs and activities across a broad spectrum of sectors. The 2010 Census round utilized improved ICT technologies and new approaches in the different phases of the census operation. The emerging technologies are transforming the way the Census is conducted in terms of operations management, quality assurance, data capture, mapping (GIS, GPS), data processing and storage. With the ever increasing individual privacy and accessibility of internet, the e-Census was introduced in 2010. An internet based questionnaire for data collection, was found to be more effective to capture respondents mainly in large urban areas and the gated communities.