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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

Talk: Open Government & Open Data in Malaysia, Center for Southeast Asian Studies (CSEAS), Kyoto University, Dec 15

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.

Workshop: Hands-on Digital Security, Dec 1-2 2016

Workshop: Hands-on Digital Security, Dec 1-2 2016

This workshop is organised by Sinar Project and Frontline Defenders to create a safe internet for all

Bengkel Komuniti 'Participatory Budgeting' (Community Participatory Budgeting Workshop)

Bengkel Komuniti 'Participatory Budgeting' (Community Participatory Budgeting Workshop)

This workshop is design to present findings found from the Urban Poverty Survey and data visualization of government spending via OpenSpending Next

Updates

How we, as Open Data community, can improve International Open Data Conference (IODC) together?

How we, as Open Data community, can improve International Open Data Conference (IODC) together?

Ideas on improving participation, capacity building and building innovative projects from collaborative discussions IODC conferences

Nov 08, 2016 04:06 AM

Notes from International Open Data Conference 2016, Madrid

Covering open contracting, joined up data standards and civil society capacity

Oct 28, 2016 10:12 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.