The Malaysian Society for Transparency and Integrity
The Sinar Project is an initiative using open technology and applications to systematically make important information public and more accessible to the Malaysian people. The Project main objective is 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. The project aims to achieve this through several web sites and services:
Representatives, a site tracking and providing information on all government representatives
Accountable, tracking corruption issues and connections between organizations and persons of interest
Open data example for better governance through the scraping and analysis of construction industry
BillWatcher, a parliamentary bill tracker for citizens
Aduanku/FixMyStreet localized version for reporting and resolution tracking of local council issues
There was also an Open Data API linking all information from these projects for use by other developers to build additional governance services.
To date the project has held several public meet-ups on corruption and crowdsourcing information for representatives. As the only non-partisan civil society governance organization it has been recognized and invited to present it’s outputs in media traditional and online, as well as in public forums both locally and internationally.