Padu purely a public sector product, says Rafizi in denying private firm's involvement


PETALING JAYA: The Central Database Hub (Padu) was developed solely by civil servants, says Economy Minister Rafizi Ramli, dismissing claims of private sector involvement.

Accio chief executive officer Dr Cher Han Lau had reportedly claimed in an interview with a radio station that his company was involved in Padu's development.

“After checking with the team at the Statistics Department, I can confirm that (this claim is) not true,” Rafizi said in a statement on Tuesday (Jan 9).

“The Padu analytics team invited Dr Cher to upskill human resources in data science based on his big data and machine learning expertise.

“The development, collection and data cleaning process for Padu did not involve him or anyone from his company.

“I would like to stress once again that Padu was developed solely by civil servants without the involvement of any third parties,” he said.

Follow us on our official WhatsApp channel for breaking news alerts and key updates!
   

Next In Nation

Flash floods hit Klang Valley, exacerbating traffic woes
Red onions to be cultivated in Perak Tengah, says exco members
Ex-mechanic escapes the gallows, gets 35 years for killing toll booth operator
Dr Wee wishes Musa Hitam happy 90th birthday a first meeting more than five years
Mt Ruang eruption: AirAsia reinstates several flights today
Technician pleads not guilty to initiating offensive remarks on social media in recharge
Thousands throng Penang Hari Raya Aidilfitri open house
Official notification of PJD Link project cancellation soon, says Nanta
Kelantan to cooperate fully to ensure success of Aidilfitri Madani, says MB
Dubai's flood aftermath, Malaysian travellers facing difficulties

Others Also Read