PUTRAJAYA: The Government is considering whether to make it compulsory for family members of Pakatan Harapan elected representatives to also declare their assets to the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC).
Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad said corruption could only be successfully curbed if the top leaders in Government, including the Prime Minister, Ministers and elected representatives were truly free from corrupt practices.
"This involves a lot of persons, including family members of the elected representatives.
"We are considering how much we can reveal to the public, because it may affect the privacy of a lot more members of the family," said the Prime Minister at a media conference at the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) headquarters here Tuesday (July 10).
Dr Mahathir was at the MACC to lead a delegation of Pakatan Members of Parliament in attending a special briefing on governance, integrity and anti-corruption.
He said this in response to a question on whether the asset declaration of all Pakatan Harapan elected representatives which the Government has directed, would be made public.
To a follow-up question, Dr Mahathir said that as far as he knew, no Pakatan elected representative has made the declaration to the MACC.
Dr Mahathir, who turns 93 today, was also asked about his birthday wish.
"My wish is for the press to help us overcome corruption," said the Prime Minister.