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Help keep Sinar Project team going
We currently do not have any institutional or long term project funding. Our individual team members continue doing their work to support open government transparency and defending digital rights not just for Malaysia, but for South-East Asia voluntarily or part-time through short term projects directly or indirectly related to Sinar Project work.

Your kind contributions helps keep us going during lean times, while we try to secure long term funding.  How to contribute.

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. 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

GE14 Candidate Open Data and Content Workshop

GE14 Candidate Open Data and Content Workshop

A workshop for volunteers interested in helping with our open data and info collection efforts. We will cover the online collaboration tools we use such as Google Sheets for data entry and Slack for communications, content standards such as blacklist criteria and open licensing (because the info we collection must be freely accessible and reusable by the public).

Open Parliament Community Meetup

Open Parliament Community Meetup

Open Parliament Community Meetup to learn more about Importance of Parliamentary work, what Sinar Project currently does and what information, tools you would like to see and help contribute to

GIAT Good Governance Agenda Workshop - 19 July 2017

GIAT Good Governance Agenda Workshop - 19 July 2017

The workshop will bring together members of civil society, politicians and members of government for a comprehensive briefing session that will be followed by a Q&A. Lunch will be served at the end of the event.

Updates

Internet Censorship Monitoring 14th Malaysian General Elections

Internet Censorship Monitoring 14th Malaysian General Elections

Running Open Observatory for Network Interference (OONI) tests to measure and detect incidences of censorship for Malaysia's 14th General Elections

May 16, 2018 12:31 PM

Investigate data leaks and strengthen Personal Data Protection Act

Investigate data leaks and strengthen Personal Data Protection Act

Joint statement to call on Personal Data Protection Commission, the Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission and the Royal Malaysian Police to provide substantial remedy or action plan to address the recent personal data leaks affecting millions of Malaysian citizens

Feb 07, 2018 04:04 AM

Help contribute to keep Sinar Projects going

Become a supporting member (and get a cool t-shirt too!)

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.

Parliamentary Written Replies

Parliamentary Written Replies

Project to make online, publicly accessible and searchable parliamentary written replies.

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.