State-of-FOIE in Penang, 2016: Mid-visit Report (Part 1)

Sinar Project’s Freedom of Information Enactment (FOIE) Team is currently in Penang for the week to do our yearly survey of the state of FOIE in Penang. To begin; here was last year’s summary: In 2015, FOIE in Penang was in its first year of actual implementation and was still immature in implementation. Likely due … More State-of-FOIE in Penang, 2016: Mid-visit Report (Part 1)

Recommendations to Improve Penang Freedom of Information Enactment (FOIE)

Recommendations to Improve Penang Freedom of Information (FOIE): a study done by Sinar Project was featured in a recent FOI Forum. … More Recommendations to Improve Penang Freedom of Information Enactment (FOIE)

Soft launch of Freedom of Information Portal for Malaysia

Finally, Malaysia’s first Freedom of Information (FOI) portal based on Alaveteli Platform is now open for business! It is currently a soft launch at the moment as the challenges brought up a few months ago at #Alaveteli15 about the State of FOI in Malaysia still exist. By law, we have Freedom of Information Enactments (FOIE) in the following two states: Selangor … More Soft launch of Freedom of Information Portal for Malaysia

Freedom of Information in Malaysia

In Malaysia, there is no universal Freedom of Information Act (FOIA).  Only two opposition held states Selangor and Penang have passed Freedom of Information Enactments (FOIE). The latest contact details for the Information Officers (IOs) in charge of handling FOIE requests can be found below: Selangor Penang Stay in touch via: Twitter –  @r2knowmy Facebook … More Freedom of Information in Malaysia