Only 160 out of 222 lawmakers have declared their assets


  • Nation
  • Thursday, 05 Dec 2019

KUALA LUMPUR: Only 160 out of the 222 lawmakers in the Dewan Rakyat have declared their assets, despite the deadline on Thursday, (Dec 5), says Datuk Liew Vui Keong.

The Minister in the Prime Minister's Department said so far, all 139 Pakatan Harapan MPs have declared their assets.

This includes their spouses and children below the age of 21, as well as trustees.

Liew said only three Barisan Nasional MPs - two from Umno and one from MCA - have declared their assets to the Dewan Rakyat Speaker.

However, Liew said the MPs could have an extension in declaring their assets if they have sent in their request to the Speaker.

"But they must do it today, because it is the last day," he added.

Liew said action can be taken against those who fail to declare their assets, as it would be going against a motion which was adopted by the House on July 1 this year.

On July 1, a motion was passed to compel all lawmakers to declare their assets.

The declarations will be presented to Speaker Tan Sri Mohamad Ariff Md Yusof and a copy given to the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC).

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