Wikimedia Community User Group Malaysia/Reports/2019
This page is the 2019 Annual Report for Wikimedia Community User Group Malaysia (MYS) for the period of 10 September 2018 – 9 September 2019. This annual report is the second report submitted by the user group after its official formation and formal recognition on 10 September 2017.
Note: By default, all of the links written here are directed to Meta-Wiki pages. If not, then it will be directed to English Wikipedia pages, and some to Wikimedia Commons or third-party websites.
In this second year of the user group establishment, we could see that there has been a growth in the number of editors with high enthusiasts that have helped the user group growth and activities. These editors are also located in various geographical region in Malaysia (e.g. Sabah, Penang, Kelantan), in which it really helped in terms of reaching out to the new geographical places in introducing Wikipedia and Wikimedia Foundation projects to the Malaysian society. At the same time, routine Wikipedia meetups are always being held from time to time and participation in global and regional Wikimedia-related conferences were being done continuously.
We realize that in order to maintain the existence of this user group, continuity and sustainability is the key factor. This user group can never continue long in the future if it is run as a 1 or 2-person show. We had to create a community and society in which everyone can always take turn to run this group. Introduction to students in schools and universities are continuously being held in the hope that we can create Wikipedia Student Club in each of those educational institution.
The main vision for the 2nd year of the user group establishment was to create the solid foundation of the Wikipedian community in the country in various states and cities.
Three active Wikipedia editors voluntarily formed the high committees to maintain the documentation works required for the user group. In day-to-day reality, everyone helped each other whenever who is available to run the user group with other editors who are not high committees. Starting from the 2018-2019 period, we shall include the other core committee members in the committee sections.
|President (2018-2019)||Chongkian||Johor||Liaise with Wikimedia Foundation|
English-language Wikipedia for Malaysia
Wikimedia Commons for Malaysia
Wikimedia Education Program in Meta-Wiki
WikiProject Malaysia in Wikipedia
Outreach for meetups in Johor and Melaka
Wikimedia Community User Group Malaysia Facebook group admin
|Vice President I (2018–2019)||SNN95||Selangor||Malay language Wikipedia|
Multimedia/animation-related matters to Wikipedia Malaysia
|Vice President II (2018–2019)||Sabre23t||Selangor|
|Committee||CyberTroopers||Kelantan||Malay language Wikipedia|
Jury in online Wikimedia events
Outreach for meetups in Kelantan and Terengganu
Wikimedia Malaysia and Malay Wikipedia Facebook page admin
Wikimedia Malaysia Instagram account admin
|Committee||Exec8||Singapore/Philippines||Adviser and liaise with Wikimedia Foundation|
|Committee - Legal and Strategy||Jayraj15||Johor||Legal-related affairs|
Outreach for meetups in Johor
|Committee||Jbtonystark||Johor||Tamil language Wikipedia|
|Committee||MYMMMC||Kuala Lumpur||Outreach for meetups in Kuala Lumpur and Selangor|
|Committee||Tintoy||Kuala Lumpur/Penang||Chinese language Wikipedia|
|Committee||Tofeiku||Penang/Sabah||Malay language Wikipedia|
New Malaysia local language incubation
Outreach for meetups in Penang and Sabah
The following list is the new editors who joined the user group because of the outreach events made by the user group during the 2019 reporting period. Only those who have made their Meta-Wiki or Wikipedia username and user pages will be listed here. During some meetups, there were people who only became audience or passively participated in without having their hands on the computers.
Note: By default, all of the events are meetups, unless specified otherwise; or if they are more detailed than just meetups. All locations are in Malaysia, unless specified otherwise. All events were organized by the user group or the second party we were dealing directly with, unless specified "(participated)", in which we took part in a larger event organized by the third party.
|Name||Type||Venue||Location||Institution/Venue Type||Date||Language||Meetup Page|
|Kuala Lumpur 5||Presentation||Malaysia Design Archive||Kuala Lumpur||Archive||15 September 2018||English||Kuala Lumpur 5|
|Melaka 1||Workshop||Multimedia University||Bukit Beruang, Melaka||University||6 October 2018||English||Melaka 1|
|Kuala Lumpur 6||Presentation||National Library of Malaysia||Kuala Lumpur||Library||12 December 2018||Malay||Kuala Lumpur 6|
|Penang 1||Conference (participated)||University of Science Malaysia||Gelugor, Penang||University||12 December 2018||English||Penang 1|
|Kedah 1||Presentation||Northern University of Malaysia||Sintok, Kedah||University||14 April 2019||English||Kedah 1|
|Kelantan 2||Presentation||Sungai Petai National High School||Pasir Puteh, Kelantan||High School||24 April 2019||Malay||Kelantan 2|
|Johor 9||Meetup||Pelangi Plaza||Johor Bahru, Johor||Shopping Mall||1 May 2019||English||Johor 9|
|Johor 10||Meetup||Pelangi Plaza||Johor Bahru, Johor||Shopping Mall||19 May 2019||English||Johor 10|
|Johor 11||Meetup||Johor Bahru City Square||Johor Bahru, Johor||Shopping Mall||31 May 2019||English||Johor 11|
|Johor 12||Conference||Crescendo International College||Johor Bahru, Johor||College||22 June 2019||English||Johor 12|
|Johor 13||Meetup||Pelangi Plaza||Johor Bahru, Johor||Shopping Mall||15 July 2019||English||Johor 13|
|Kuala Lumpur 7||Presentation||National Library of Malaysia||Kuala Lumpur||Library||1 August 2019||Malay and English||Kuala Lumpur 7|
|Name||Type||Venue||Location||Institution/Venue Type||Date||Language||Reports or Minutes|
|Indonesia-Malaysia 2||Meetup||WMID Headquarters||Jakarta, Indonesia||Wikimedia Foundation||10 September 2018||Indonesian||Indonesia-Malaysia 2|
|Malaysia-Thailand 1||Meetup||Thaksin University||Hat Yai, Indonesia||University||5 September 2019||English, Thai and Malay||Malaysia-Thailand 1|
- Conference is a full-day event with detailed in-depth knowledge exchange and/or training in editing Wikipedia and Wikimedia Foundation offline projects
- Meetup is a general meeting between editors face-to-face discussing Wikipedia without really focusing on Wikipedia in the Internet
- Presentation is a one-way explanation about Wikipedia to audience in which the audience do not really engaged in editing Wikipedia
- Workshop is an event where there is presentation and also the engagement from the audience in learning or editing Wikipedia in their computer
The following planned meetups are the meetups in which the user group had already an initial discussion within this second year of user group (10 September 2018 to 9 September 2019) with the institution/venue to make a Wikipedia meetup in the future, but has not yet been confirmed regarding the scope, date and time. Therefore the listing is without any specific order of immediate occurrence.
|Kuala Lumpur 7||Group discussion||People Ideas Culture||Kuala Lumpur||Art institution||TBA||English|
|Melaka 2||Workshop||Multimedia University||Bukit Beruang, Melaka||University||TBA||English|
|Johor 13||Workshop||University of Reading||Iskandar Puteri, Johor||University||July 2019||English|
|Johor 14||Workshop||VS Industries||Senai, Johor||Corporation||July 2019||English|
|Kedah 2||Workshop||Northern University of Malaysia||Sintok, Kedah||University||Q3 2019||English|
|Perlis 1||Workshop||University of Malaysia Perlis||Kangar, Perlis||University||Q3 2019||English|
During the events, many of the new editors were shown by the experienced editors on how to create a new Wikipedia article from scratch. The following list are the articles created during or because of any of the meetup held by the user group. On the right side are the photos uploaded during Wikipedia meetup events organized by the user group.
Zhongshan Building @ Kuala Lumpur Meetup 5
Cendol in Penang @ Johor Meetup 12
Computer Mice Black @ Johor Meetup 12
Water Bottle @ Johor Meetup 12
- WikiProject Malaysia (18 September 2018)
Promotion and Publications by Third Parties
- "IET MMU Melaka On Campus" by Multimedia University, for Wikipedia Melaka 1
- "Crescendo Wikipedia Conference 2019" by Crescendo International College, after Wikipedia Johor Meetup 12
|Type||Date of creation||Link|
|Wikipe-tan Malaysia||26 May 2019||Wikipe-tan Malaysia|
We would like to express our utmost gratitude to Wikimedia Foundation for the warm hospitality or full support and sponsorship of:
- SNN95 to attend Wikimedia Summit 2019
- CyberTroopers and Tofeiku to attend WikiNusantara 2019
- Chongkian, Jayraj15 and SNN95 to attend ESEAP Strategy Summit 2019
- Tofeiku to attend Wikimania 2019
We would also like to express our special thanks to the following user for all of the help, advice, support and everything that it needs to run the user group.
- 06Ivonne, Wikimedia Indonesia
- Athikhun.suw, Wikimedia Thailand
- Beeyan, Wikimedia Indonesia
- Fuzheado, Wikimedia District of Columbia
- Exec8, PhilWiki Community
Events and Activities Reports
- 29–31 March 2019
Wikimedia Community User Group Malaysia was represented by SNN95 in Wikimedia Summit 2019 in Berlin, Germany.
- 27–28 April 2019
Wikimedia Community User Group Malaysia was represented by CyberTroopers and Tofeiku in WikiNusantara 2019 in Yogyakarta, Indonesia.
Report: WikiNusantara 2019
- 29–30 June 2019
Wikimedia Community User Group Malaysia was represented by Chongkian, Jayraj15 and SNN95 in ESEAP Strategy Summit 2019 in Bangkok, Thailand.
- 14–18 August 2019
Wikimedia Community User Group Malaysia was represented by Tofeiku in Wikimania 2019 in Stockholm, Sweden.
Report: Wikimania 2019