SOG UUM Invites IGOV UMY to Be Panelists in Intellectual Discourse

Malaysia (12/1) – The Intellectual Discourse SOG Inbound Mobility Program was held by the School of Government, Universiti Utara Malaysia (SOG UUM).This event was held at UUM’s Cluster 6/25 Lecture Council. This event invited various Panelists from Indonesia and Malaysia. From Indonesia, SOG UUM invited Prof. Dr. Dyah Mutiarin, who is a representative from Muhammadiyah Yogyakarta University (UMY), ASSOC. Prof. Dr. H. Rahyunir Rauf, M.Si and Dr. Fitrisia Munir from Riau Islamic University (UIR). Meanwhile, from Malaysia SOG UUM invited lecturers from SOG UUM, namely Dr. Muslimin Wallang. This event was moderated by Dr. Vally A/P Senasi from SOG UUM.


This event went very well. Students from SOG UUM listened enthusiastically, especially with the material that Prof. Dr. Dyah Mutiarin presented Indonesian Digital Transformation: Between Technology, Governments and Public Services. Prof. Dr. Dyah Mutiarin explained that there are 3 processes in building a digital service system, namely, Analog Government – E-Government – Digital Government. Indonesia is in the process of transitioning to digital government.Of course, Indonesia is already implementing e-government. The basic difference between E-Government and Digital Government lies in the use of technology used by ASN in public services. E-Government focuses on digitizing all services and information so that it can be easily accessed by Indonesian people, while Digital Government can be implemented if there are adequate human resources so that it can be implemented in Indonesia. As a result, in public services, it has been done with a structured system and a clear system.

Prof. Dr. Dyah Mutiarin Said that Indonesia is currently in the process of moving towards Digital Government, this is expected to increase efficiency, convenience, and better accessibility in public services. Apart from that, to realize good government, transparency is needed. Therefore, Digital Government must be implemented in Indonesia

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Visiting Professor: Local Government Development in a Malaysian Perspective

Yogyakarta (5/12) – At this Visiting Professor session, the International Program of Government Affairs and Administration Universitas Muhammadiyah Yogyakarta invited Assoc. Prof. Dr. Halimah Abdul Manaf as the dean of the School of Government, University Utara Malaysia. Visiting Professor is an activity that aims to provide new insights that are closely related to teaching subjects, especially for students of the International Program of Government Affairs and Administration at Muhammadiyah University Yogyakarta (IGOV UMY). In addition, visiting professors also help deepen students’ knowledge of current issues regarding governance in an international sphere that they may not get in class.

This event started at 14.40, and was attended by all IGOV UMY students Batch 2021. On this occasion the presenters discussed the development of local government in Malaysia. Opened with an explanation of how the political system, inter-governmental relations, types of local government, and local authorities in Malaysia. In this discussion, the speaker also said that prior to the Covid-19 pandemic, the Malaysian government had maximized the use of digital platforms.

After that, it was followed by a discussion of various issues and challenges faced by the Malaysian government. These problems and challenges include, rapid urbanization, citizens have high expectations of the government that considers all countries the same, the ability of local governments to generate their own income, the use of Information and Communication Technology (ICT), and others. This event took place smoothly and the participants looked very enthusiastic, in the end the event was closed with a question and answer session between the presenters and participants. (ARP)