|To amend Article 10 of the Federal Constitution.
||To insert a provision that protects citizens’ right to seek, receive and impart information, essential to the exercise of their democratic right.
|To introduce Right to Information legislation which incorporates established and universal principles of right to information.To introduce a Policy on Access to Information
||To impose statutory duties on the Government arising from citizens’ right to information that include:mandatory publication scheme of public authority and government department, institution and organization;offences involving acts which deny right to information with the intention of preventing disclosure i.e. destroying, mutilating, altering, deface, blocking, erasing, concealing public record and information;Publication of dataset and information on the websites and in an electronic form which is publicly accessible and capable of re-use.
||To impose moral obligations on the Government arising from citizens’ right to information that include:An obligation to respect: the government must respect the rights of the citizens and refrain from violating these rights.An obligation to ensure: the government shall actively work to give direct and concrete substance to the rights of citizens.An obligation to promote: the government has an obligation to foster the realization of these rights, by means of long-term policy programs.An obligation to protect: the government must protect citizens against unlawful violations of their constitutional rights.
|To amend s 124M and s 130A(i) of the Penal Code To introduce a Mandatory Reporting and Disclosure Policy
||- To exclude an act of obtaining and receiving sensitive information for the purpose of exercising citizens’ right to information, from the offence of espionage under s 124M of the Penal Code.- To redefine Sensitive Information under s 130A (i) by excluding any sensitive information listed under the Code which are not classified by the Government as Top Secret, Secret, Confidential or Restricted.
||To impose a mandatory reporting and disclosure policy on relevant Ministries and Government agencies pertaining to:- government budget, spending and expenditure;-government contracts and procurements;-government’s aid spending and contributions programs;- Payments made to government related for sales and commercial development of oil, gas and minerals.
|To amend s 8(1) of the Printing, Presses and Publication Act 1984
||To insert a provision that recognizes the exercise of citizens’ right to information as a lawful excuse to possess a prohibited publication under the Act.
|To amend s 8 of the Computer Crime Act 1997To introduce an Open Government Data Policy
||To insert a statutory exception for access to computer program, data or information for the purpose of exercising citizens’ right to information.
||To impose an obligation on the relevant Ministries and Government agencies to provide in their official websites/repositories open access to:public register of foreign companies dealing, purchasing property or bidding of government contracts;forward or future regulatory plans;updates of government institutions’ information and prescribed forms;ministries/government agencies’ performance index;legislations, standards and policies;right to information’s compliance data and statistic; data and information resources of business value;Publicly funded scientific research data and publication.