Penang passes Freedom of Information Bill

GEORGE TOWN: The Penang State Assembly passed the Freedom of Information Bill Friday.

Twenty-four assemblymen voted for the bill, two were against while 14 representatives were absent.

A recount of votes was conducted three times before the bill was finally approved by the Speaker Datuk Abdul Halim Hussain.

The bill allows the public access to state documents.

Source: The Star


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