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About Us

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. Our goals are as follows:

  • Promoting a Culture of Openness
  • Making Government Information Transparent
  • Enabling Electronic Communication of Government Information
  • Access to Elected Representatives and Decision Makers
     

We support the Declaration on Parliamentary Openness and Malaysian organizations working towards the same goals.

Introductory Coding Session using MapIT, PopIT to get MP

Activities

Google Hangout - #NetMerdeka: CMA amendment - Impact on Tech & Business

Google Hangout - #NetMerdeka: CMA amendment - Impact on Tech & Business

Malaysia could soon approve several outrageous bills that would impose criminal penalties for everyday use of the internet. Over the course of the next week, our parliament will consider amendments to the Communications and Multimedia Act 1998 and the Sedition Act, among other laws.

Civic Hack Nights #5: A Man, A Plan, A Canal – Panama!

Civic Hack Nights #5:  A Man, A Plan, A Canal – Panama!

We will explore and discuss the recently released Panama Leaks database, and it's relevance for corruption and transparency with datasets we have in Malaysia on politicians, GLCs and construction companies.

Civic Hack Night #4: TGIF

Have nothing to do on a friday? Why don't you join our hack night! We will spend time hacking, getting idea of solution etc.

Updates

Open Parliament and Anti-Corruption Second Half 2016 Funds Appeal

Open Parliament and Anti-Corruption Second Half 2016 Funds Appeal

We need to raise at least RM240,000 in funds to be able to continue to work on Open Parliament and Anti-Corruption tech, data and research

Jul 19, 2016 01:07 AM

Penang FOI Request Procedure Adds Provisions Against Sharing Documents

Penang FOI Request Procedure Adds Provisions Against Sharing Documents

Our Freedom of Information (FOI) project is was featured on Oriental Daily newspaper recently regarding FOI implementation in Penang where we shared that Penang FOI Enactment 2010 does not comply with international guidelines but also adds arbitrary provisions that restricts freedom of expression of the public to share documents

May 09, 2016 10:56 AM

Help contribute to keep Sinar Projects going

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Representatives

Representatives

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.

Bill Watcher

Bill Watcher

Web application that allows Malaysians and Non-Malaysians to follow the status of upcoming bills in parliament and state assemblies.

Freedom of Information

To engage government for FOI requests and to enable easier public engagement and access to current requests.

CSO Open Data Portal

CSO Open Data Portal

Open Data contributed by Malaysian Civil Society Organizations

Accountable

Development of a web application to track mismanagement by government.