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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

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.

Why and how to use data for storytelling? Demo + workshop

Why and how to use data for storytelling? Demo + workshop

Sinar Project will be presenting about Open Data Environment in Malaysia and Where To Find Data.

Updates

Call for Full Disclosure by MCMC for Take Down Notice on Personal Data Breach Reports

Call for Full Disclosure by MCMC for Take Down Notice on Personal Data Breach Reports

Sinar Project calls for The Malaysia Communication and Multimedia Commission (MCMC) to provide full disclosure on the details of take down notice of online reports of large scale Malaysian personal data available for purchase

Oct 20, 2017 09:11 AM

Sinar Project PyCon APAC Fellowship Report

Sinar Project PyCon APAC Fellowship Report

We provided a fellowship for student to attend PYCON APAC to learn from Asia-Pacific Python Community and be inspired to contribute towards civic tech efforts in Malaysia

Sep 14, 2017 05:33 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.