KUALA LUMPUR: Lawmakers, their spouses and children below the age of 21, as well as trustees have until next Thursday (Dec 5) to declare their assets.
This was approved at the Dewan Rakyat on Tuesday (Nov 26), after a motion was tabled by Minister in the Prime Minister's Department Datuk Liew Vui Keong (pic).
"In accordance to the decision by the House on July 1,2019, in line with the principle of accountability and transparency, all Dewan Rakyat members need to declare their assets, as well as their spouses, children and trustees.
"The Statutory Declaration shall be submitted to the Yang di-Pertua within three months from the date of this motion is agreed upon and copied to the chief commissioner of the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC)," said Liew.
On July 1, the House passed the motion that compels all Dewan Rakyat members to declare their property, including that of their spouses, children and trustees in a Statutory Declaration, as prescribed by the Speaker.
It was reported that MPs who make false declarations will be subjected to prosecution under Section 3, Act 783 (Statutory Declaration) and Section 193 of the Penal Code, which carries a jail term not exceeding three years or a fine.
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