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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:

  • 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.

Popit

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..

How Popolo backed database (Popit) can be reused in multiple ways for transparency

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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

Turning data into action: what we learned from conducting social audits on public housing communities in Malaysia

Turning data into action: what we learned from conducting social audits on public housing communities in Malaysia

The Sinar Project in Malaysia is exploring ways of making critical information public and accessible to Malaysian citizens. The project is supported by the Open Data for Development (OD4D) programme and has been run in collaboration with OpenSpending at Open Knowledge International. The Sinar Project in Malaysia is exploring ways of making critical information public and accessible to Malaysian citizens. The project is supported by the Open Data for Development (OD4D) programme and has been run in collaboration with OpenSpending at Open Knowledge International

Sep 29, 2016 10:54 AM

This is what public housing looks like

This is what public housing looks like

Malay Mail Online interviewed Sinar Project and several residents of Kota Damansara public housing about the state of urban poverty in the area.

Sep 25, 2016 08:36 AM

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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.