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:
We support the Declaration on Parliamentary Openness and Malaysian organizations working towards the same goals.
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.
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.
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.
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
In this blog, we share experiences in running open data workshop with grassroot communities of Kota Damansara public housing
Apr 27, 2016 07:41 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