Pakatan Harapan has lead in introducing reforms in government. One such reform which has caught the public eye is the Freedom of Information Enactment. Malaysians are more familiar with the Official Secrets Act than the idea of a government which is open with its data and information. But what does a Freedom of Information Enactment, at the state level, mean to the man on the street?
This forum aims to discuss the Penang Freedom of Information Enactment 2010 from the perspective of its implementation, challenges as well as proposals towards improvement. As context and for comparison, the panelists will also discuss the Selangor Freedom of Information Enactment as well as practices at the federal government level.
9.00am – Registration
10.00am – Welcoming remarks & Opening Speech by YB Zairil Khir Johari, Executive Director Penang Institute.
10.05am – Panel Discussion: Moderated by Syerleena Rashid, Councillor, Penang City Council
1) YB Prof. P. Ramasamy, Deputy CM II of Penang
2) YB Dr. Ong Kian Ming, MP for Serdang, Director of Penang Institute
3) Cynthia Gabriel, C4
4) Low Chia Ming, Senior Reporter, Malaysiakini
12.00pm – End/ Lunch
All the programmes are opened to the public