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

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