Access to government information: Case study in Malaysia

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Abstract

Providing access to government information will increase transparency, accountability and public confidence in the government. The right to acquire information will foster a better understanding of the decisions made by the government, increase citizen participation in the political process, and increase government efficiency. This study aims to determine the level of citizen’s access to government information that is available through the official government open data portal and to propose a framework of access to gov-information. The objectives of this study are to identify factors that influenced the information access and follow by a development of the framework. A survey method by means of questionnaires was used to collect data. The questionnaires were distributed to twenty-one respondents in twenty-one ministries in Putrajaya. The study found that three factors are highly influenced (based on statistical score) which are the top management commitment; knowledge and information classification. The other three are averagely influenced which are the network; portal development and information access. The study develops a framework for access to government information by categorising all the identified factors into three basic components which are Information Society, Transparent Government, Access to Government Information. The findings could help the government to prepare plans and improve access to government information thus upholding government transparency and accountability.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationIC3K 2018 - Proceedings of the 10th International Joint Conference on Knowledge Discovery, Knowledge Engineering and Knowledge Management
EditorsAna Fred, Joaquim Filipe
PublisherSciTePress
Pages438-444
Number of pages7
Volume1
ISBN (Electronic)9789897583308
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2018
Event10th International Joint Conference on Knowledge Discovery, Knowledge Engineering and Knowledge Management, IC3K 2018 - Seville, Spain
Duration: 18 Sep 201820 Sep 2018

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Other10th International Joint Conference on Knowledge Discovery, Knowledge Engineering and Knowledge Management, IC3K 2018
CountrySpain
CitySeville
Period18/9/1820/9/18

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Keywords

  • Government information
  • Malaysia
  • Open data
  • Service delivery
  • Transparency

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Software

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Yusup, Y. M., Mokhtar, U. A., & Mohammad Yusof, Z. (2018). Access to government information: Case study in Malaysia. In A. Fred, & J. Filipe (Eds.), IC3K 2018 - Proceedings of the 10th International Joint Conference on Knowledge Discovery, Knowledge Engineering and Knowledge Management (Vol. 1, pp. 438-444). SciTePress.

Access to government information : Case study in Malaysia. / Yusup, Yusmazy M.; Mokhtar, Umi Asma`; Mohammad Yusof, Zawiyah.

IC3K 2018 - Proceedings of the 10th International Joint Conference on Knowledge Discovery, Knowledge Engineering and Knowledge Management. ed. / Ana Fred; Joaquim Filipe. Vol. 1 SciTePress, 2018. p. 438-444.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Yusup, YM, Mokhtar, UA & Mohammad Yusof, Z 2018, Access to government information: Case study in Malaysia. in A Fred & J Filipe (eds), IC3K 2018 - Proceedings of the 10th International Joint Conference on Knowledge Discovery, Knowledge Engineering and Knowledge Management. vol. 1, SciTePress, pp. 438-444, 10th International Joint Conference on Knowledge Discovery, Knowledge Engineering and Knowledge Management, IC3K 2018, Seville, Spain, 18/9/18.
Yusup YM, Mokhtar UA, Mohammad Yusof Z. Access to government information: Case study in Malaysia. In Fred A, Filipe J, editors, IC3K 2018 - Proceedings of the 10th International Joint Conference on Knowledge Discovery, Knowledge Engineering and Knowledge Management. Vol. 1. SciTePress. 2018. p. 438-444
Yusup, Yusmazy M. ; Mokhtar, Umi Asma` ; Mohammad Yusof, Zawiyah. / Access to government information : Case study in Malaysia. IC3K 2018 - Proceedings of the 10th International Joint Conference on Knowledge Discovery, Knowledge Engineering and Knowledge Management. editor / Ana Fred ; Joaquim Filipe. Vol. 1 SciTePress, 2018. pp. 438-444
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