The Sinar Project is an initiative using open technology and applications to systematically make important information public and more accessible to the Malaysian people. It aims to improve governance and encourage greater citizen involvement in the public affairs of the nation by making the Malaysian Government more open, transparent and accountable. We build open source civic tech applications, work to open government with open data and defend digital rights for citizens to apply their democratic rights.
Our goals are as follows:
We support the Declaration on Parliamentary Openness and Malaysian organizations working towards the same goals.
Popit database and API service that helps you make and maintain information about politicians, politically exposed persons (PEPs) and their memberships in organizations and generates Popolo standard compliant open data to power your project. Learn more..
We will be organising a data expedition team for Open Data Day on 4th March 2017 at our office.
Talk: Open Government & Open Data in Malaysia, Center for Southeast Asian Studies (CSEAS), Kyoto University, Dec 15
The talk will cover introduction to open data & civic tech and working with open data tools and approaches used locally in Malaysia and internationally. It will also cover some cases of how lack of government data and statistics, as well as suppression of this information impacts governance and communities.
This workshop is organised by Sinar Project and Frontline Defenders to create a safe internet for all
Building the infrastructure and acquiring the data needed to build useful electoral apps is a hard problem that is often overlooked
Feb 18, 2017 02:29 PM
A public facility for searchable archive of important Malaysian government documents such as annual reports, speeches and forms that are no longer available online at respective websites or as soft copies.
Feb 16, 2017 07:24 AM
Help contribute to keep Sinar Projects going
A website built on open data services that brings together information of all representatives at state and parliamentary level, who they are, how to engagement with them and various issues and happenings in their constituency.
Web application that allows Malaysians and Non-Malaysians to follow the status of upcoming bills in parliament and state assemblies.
To engage government for FOI requests and to enable easier public engagement and access to current requests.
Open Data contributed by Malaysian Civil Society Organizations