Among the 22 state central agencies’ annual reports, 8 agencies’ reports did not provide the particulars of responses to information requests. The details in 14 agencies’ annual reports were very clear with the exception of the National Development and Reform Commission’s report. The 14 annual reports indicated that rare information requests were rejected for the reason that the information sought fell into the statutory exemptions set out in the FOI Regulations. A few requests were refused due to ‘other reasons’ which include withdrawal of requests, petitions and others.
Note: the Ministry of Civil Affairs may have made an error in calculating the total.