Wikimedia Community User Group Malaysia/Reports/2019

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Wikimedia Community User Group Malaysia

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.


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.




  • 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.

Articles created[edit]

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.

English Wikipedia[edit]

Photos uploaded[edit]


GLAM Newsletter - Wikipedia for Galleries, Libraries, Archives and Museum @ Malaysia Design Archive
5 September 2018
for Wikipedia Kuala Lumpur Meetup 5

GLAM Newsletter - Technology Talk and Update on Wikipedia @ National Library of Malaysia
12 December 2018
for Wikipedia Kuala Lumpur Meetup 6

Other activities[edit]

Wikipe-tan Malaysia

Wikimedia Projects[edit]


Wikimedia Commons[edit]

Wikimedia Meta-Wiki[edit]

Wikimedia Outreach[edit]


Social media[edit]

Promotion and Publications by Third Parties[edit]



Wikimedia Foundation[edit]

We would like to express our utmost gratitude to Wikimedia Foundation for the warm hospitality or full support and sponsorship of:

Wikimedia Users[edit]

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.

Events and Activities Reports[edit]


See also[edit]