Penang gathering views to improve FOI laws

We, at C4, are happy to announce that this idea that we put forth during our meeting with Prof Ramasamy last month will be materialising sooner than later!   Penang will be gathering views from all parties, including experts and the public, on how to improve the implementation of the state’s Freedom of Information Enactment … More Penang gathering views to improve FOI laws

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)

Penang FOI Request Procedure Adds Provisions Against Sharing Documents

Our Freedom of Information (FOI) project is was featured on Oriental Daily newspaper recently regarding FOI implementation in Penang where we shared that Penang FOI Enactment 2010 does not comply with international guidelines but also adds arbitrary provisions that restricts freedom of expression of the public to share documents Details Penang FOI Enactment doesn’t comply … More Penang FOI Request Procedure Adds Provisions Against Sharing Documents