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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

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.

Open Data Day 2017: Malaysia

Open Data Day 2017: Malaysia

We will be organising a data expedition team for Open Data Day on 4th March 2017 at our office.

Updates

2017 Second Half Funds Appeal

2017 Second Half Funds Appeal

Help support Sinar Project work to keep our civic tech projects and research going for second half of 2017

Jun 06, 2017 09:29 AM

Civil Society Contributed Open Data

Civil Society Contributed Open Data

Malaysia ranks low on the Open Data Barometer Index for open data in key areas, but through other open government efforts such as making parliament more accessible and contributions from civil society research, we can make some of these datasets such as crime available as open data.

Jun 04, 2017 07:50 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.