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Accountable

This is a project to develop a web application that could help Malaysians and Non-Malaysians to track misuse of funds and corruption in government.
 

What is Accountable?

Due to the lack of opposition, corruption is now entrenched in the Malaysian system. Abuse of funds, conflict of interests in project awards, bribery and kick backs are rampant. Despite being highlighted in yearly government audits by the Auditor General, most of these cases are never investigated and the practice of corruption continues. It is crucial and needed to have an accountability for reported corruption cases to make more informed decisions when voting for the right representatives for government. Which is why we named this initiative as Accountable.
 
The objectives are as follows:
  1. Find and track the current resolution of reported corruption issues. Was action taken? Was it verified? Were those involved persecuted? Was the sentence acceptable?
  2. See reports about the financial impact of corruption costs.
  3. See breakdown of different issues eg. financial, abuse of power.
  4. Find the people involved and how many cases have been reported against them
  5. Find out under which government (coalitions/political parties) the corruption issues happened
 

The Source Code

One of the tools that we use to make this project work is the source code. This source code is available in GitHub.

Contact us

Our team based in Malaysia. We love discussing project ideas and challenges. Drop us a line at 

Funding & Status

Funding Status 2017

USD 0/35,000

  • A rewrite of accountable.sinarproject.org connected to Popit/API and an API for public tracking of joined up data to corruption and mismanagement issues. The new website will also be able to store and track updates with sources.
  • Activity: Local collaborative research workshop with local transparency researchers
  • Research Output: Interests (posts & positions) in organizations of current MPs and State Legislators and publish as open data
  • Research Output: Collect and publish current and past heads of Malaysian political parties as open data
  • Research Output: Collect and publish Malaysian Government Agencies and Senior Public Officials as open data
  • Research Output: Current Malaysian Judiciary and interests as open data
  • Output: Cargografias Visualization of Politicians of Careers of Myanmar & Malaysia

 

Currently Supported by

Access Now

Previously Supported by

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Support this project

Making monetary contributions for this project is easy. You can make a bank transfer or deposit to the following account:

BANK Malayan Banking Berhad 
(Maybank)
SWIFT-BIC MBBEMYKL
BENEFICIARY Sinar Project PLT
ACCOUNT 512307614259

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