Ministers to declare assets within a few weeks

  • Jul 12, 2018
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Ministers are expected to start declaring their assets within a few weeks once a code of ethics has been finalised by the cabinet.

National Centre for Governance, Integrity and Anti-Corruption (GIACC) head Abu Kassim Mohamed said those expected to declare their assets include deputy ministers and government MPs.

"The code of ethics will be brought to the cabinet to be finalised. The forms (for asset declaration) are ready for the ministers, deputy ministers, and government MPs to fill in but also pending approval from the cabinet," he said.

Abu Kassim was speaking to media after the Hari Raya open house organised by the Enforcement Agency Integrity Commission (EAIC) at Precinct 2, Putrajaya.

He reiterated that the Harapan government’s asset declaration initiative is different from that of the previous administration, as the latter only required ministers to declare their assets to the prime minister.

However, the present ministers' asset declaration will be submitted to the MACC.

The Edge had reported yesterday that the government is still contemplating how much information from the declarations can be revealed to the public.

Prime Minister Dr Mahathir Mohamad told the publication that the asset declaration may affect the privacy of the family members of public officers.

Asked to what extent the family members of public officers may be required to declare their assets, Abu Kassim said it has not been finalised yet.