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README.md

omi-parliament-endpoint

Static JSON API based on data released by the Open Myanmar Initiative

Part of the MaePaySoh API for Myanmar Elections 2015

Dataset

There are three datasets covering March 2011 to November 2014

  • biographical info for members of parliament (name, party, birthdate, gender, ethnicity, occupation)
  • questions by members of parliament
  • motions by members of parliament

API documentation

All endpoint URLs begin with http://api.maepaysoh.org/parliament/

Members API

/members/all.json

Returns a JSON array of all members of parliament.

[
  {
    "id": "MP-ID",
    "name": {
      "english": "English Name",
      "myanmar": "မြန်မာ"
    },
    "house": {
      "english": "English Name",
      "myanmar": "မြန်မာ"
    },
    "constituency": {
      "english": "English Name",
      "myanmar": "မြန်မာ"
    },
    "party": "",
    "gender": "M or F"
  },
  ...
]

/members/NAME.json

Returns a JSON object with more detailed information about an individual member of parliament.

NAME can be in Myanmar language or in English.

{
  "id": "MP-ID",
  "name": {
    "english": "English Name",
    "myanmar": "မြန်မာ"
  },
  "house": {
    "english": "English Name",
    "myanmar": "မြန်မာ"
  },
  "constituency": {
    "name": {
      "english": "English Name",
      "myanmar": "မြန်မာ"
    },
    "number": 1  // 0 for lower house
  },
  "gender": "M or F",
  "birthdate": "",
  "occupation": "",
  "party": "",
  "ethnicity": ""
}

/members/regions/REGION.json

Returns a JSON array of parliament members from this REGION. The REGION can be in Myanmar language or in English.

/members/constituencies/CONSTITUENCY.json

Returns a JSON array of parliament members from this CONSTITUENCY. The CONSTITUENCY can be in Myanmar language or in English.

Questions API

/questions/NAME.json

Returns a JSON array of questions by parliament member with this NAME. Each question comes with a QUESTION_ID provided by OMI.

NAME can be in Myanmar language or in English.

{
 "id": "MP-ID",
 "name": {
   "english": "English Name",
   "myanmar": "မြန်မာ"
 }
 "questions": [
   {
   "id": "CBQ-01-01-001",
   "house": "First Amyotha Hluttaw",
   "session": "First Regular Session",
   "date": "24-Mar-11",
   "description": {
     "english": "Cultivation of summer paddy",
     "myanmar": ""
   },
   "issue": "Agriculture",
   "respondent": {
     "name": "U Htay Oo",
     "position": "Agriculture and Irrigation Minister"
   }
  },
  ...
  ...
  ]
}

If there are no recorded questions from this MP, you will get an empty array:

{
 "id": "MP-ID",
 "name": {
   "english": "English Name",
   "myanmar": "မြန်မာ"
 }
 "questions": [
 ]
}

/questions/QUESTION_ID.json

Returns a JSON object with information about an individual question by a parliament member.

{
   "id": "CBQ-01-01-001",
   "source": {
     "id": "MP-ID",
     "english": "English Name",
     "myanmar": "မြန်မာ"
   },
   "house": "First Amyotha Hluttaw",
   "session": "First Regular Session",
   "date": "24-Mar-11",
   "description": {
     "english": "Cultivation of summer paddy",
     "myanmar": ""
   },
   "issue": "Agriculture",
   "respondent": {
     "name": "U Htay Oo",
     "position": "Agriculture and Irrigation Minister"
   }
}

Motions API

/motions/NAME.json

Returns a JSON array of motions by parliament member with this NAME. Each motion comes with a MOTION_ID provided by OMI.

NAME can be in Myanmar language or in English.

{
  "id": "MP-ID",
  "name": {
    "english": "English Name",
    "myanmar": "မြန်မာ"
  }
  "motions": [
    {
      "id": "CBM-01-01-004",
      "source": {
        "english": "English Name",
        "myanmar":"မြန်မာ"
      },
      "submitted_date": "24-Mar-11",
      "house": "First Pyidaungsu Hluttaw",
      "session": "First Regular Session",
      "description": {
        "english": "Concerning about economic sanction",
        "myanmar": ""
      },
      "issue": "Business",
      "purpose": "Scrutiny",
      "status": "Recorded",
      "response_date": "25-Mar-11",
      "respondent": {
        "name":"U Hla Tun",
        "position":"Finance and Revenue Minister"
      }
    },
    ...
  ]
}

/motions/MOTION_ID.json

Returns a JSON object with information about an individual motion by a parliament member.

{
  "id": "CBM-01-01-004",
  "source": {
    "id": "MP-ID",
    "english": "English Name",
    "myanmar":"မြန်မာ"
  },
  "submitted_date": "24-Mar-11",
  "house": "First Pyidaungsu Hluttaw",
  "session": "First Regular Session",
  "description": {
    "english": "Concerning about economic sanction",
    "myanmar": ""
  },
  "issue": "Business",
  "purpose": "Scrutiny",
  "status": "Recorded",
  "response_date": "25-Mar-11",
  "respondent": {
    "name":"U Hla Tun",
    "position":"Finance and Revenue Minister"
  }
}

If there are no recorded motions from this MP, you will get an empty array:

{
 "id": "MP-ID",
 "name": {
   "english": "English Name",
   "myanmar": "မြန်မာ"
 }
 "motions": [
 ]
}

Data updates

Update the files in /source/, then run:

rm -rf questions/* motions/* questions/*
node rebuild.js
git add .
git commit -m "data update 2015-09-01"

License

Data collected by Open Myanmar Initiative

JavaScript code is open sourced under an MIT license