Selangor’s Freedom of Information Bill, being the country’s first, was understandably impaired. But what excuse has Penang to come up with the same paltry replica of Selangor’s FOI Bill, asks Sarajun Hoda Abdul Hassan.
Freedom of Information must mean exactly that: information must be freely available. Regrettably, the Selangor FOI Bill leaves much to be desired, concludes Sarajun Hoda Abdul Hassan.
The widest consultation is necessary to ensure the FOI Act lives up to the expectations of the rakyat, says Anil Netto.
Suaram applauds the Selangor state government for finally announcing that it will table the Freedom of Information (FOI) Enactment at the sitting of its state assembly from 12-16 July.
Malaysia is still lagging behind in the introduction of essential laws to uphold the people’s right to information, points out Hamid Ibrahim.
The Centre for Independent Journalism has worked closely with NGOs to draft a Freedom of Information Bill and is hopeful that the draft law will be tabled at the Selangor state assembly meeting in November this year. What about other state governments?