Sinar Project: Open Source Technology for An Open Government
[ Programme Segment: Current Affairs ]
Last year saw the founding of the Sinar Project, a non-partisan open source platform for online applications to improve transparency, governance and citizen involvement. The initiative, which features applications such as the Bill Watcher that tracks new Parliamentary bills, and the Corruption Issue tracker, was founded by three Malaysians, namely Khairil Yusof, Yuen Chi Lian and Swee Meng. Khairil is also one of the speakers at the upcoming TEDxKL on July 14th.
In the following interview, Sinar Project’s co-founder Khairil, who has a background in economics, talks about what sparked the idea for the initiative, the applications and features that have been developed thus far, as well as the challenges Sinar Project faces in providing useful information for Malaysians to make informed voting decisions in the next GE13.