Webinar Summary No. 1 Year 2022 ‘The Importance of Datafication in Promoting Religious Freedom and Tolerance’ 

Religious freedom and tolerance are a pillar for a multi-religious and multi-ethnic society like Malaysia. In promoting this, the scarcity of data remains a challenge to produce evidence-based responses from the government or civil society actors. Datafication of laws and cases can help understand the level of restrictions and emerging trends that impact religious freedom and tolerance in a particular context. It can guide various actors to produce informed, appropriate and effective responses such as legal reforms or advocacy programmes to address the matter at hand.