The Government seems to be in right earnest to ensure more (9) in governance. The Prime Minister’s announcement that his Government is (10) drafting legislation to establish the citizen’s right to information is indeed welcome. Though the talk on the right to information is not new, we may (11) the bill to be brought early this time. The previous Government had set up a high-level committee to prepare a draft bill. But nothing has been heard about the matter since, (12) the committee did quite some work. The issue, however, has come to such a pass that a solution cannot be (13) further. Sunlight is the best disinfectant, a foreign judge once said, while (14) the unwarranted secrecy in an administrative system. When those in authority know that people have the right to ask questions and the government is under the (15) to provide them with answers, misuse of authority, or of public finances, for personal or party ends is less likely to happen.
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