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Dewan Rakyat to move motion for compulsory asset declaration by MP

KUALA LUMPUR (Jul 1): The government will be tabling a special motion to make it compulsory for members of Parliament to do asset declaration. 

The Dewan Rakyat's order paper today shows that the Prime Minister's Department is scheduled to move the motion.

"Whereas based on the principle of accountability and transparency, the Members of the Administration and Members of Parliament from the Government have declared their property in a Statutory Declaration as contained in the Kod Etika Bagi Anggota-anggota Pentadbiran dan Ahli Parlimen which have been displayed on the portal of the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission," the paper read.

"This house resolves that in accordance with the principles of accountability and transparency, all Members of the Dewan Rakyat shall declare their property including that property of their spouses, children and trustees in a Statutory Declaration as prescribed by the Tuan Yang di-Pertua.

"That the Statutory Declaration shall be submitted to the Tuan Yang di-Pertua within three months from the date this motion is agreed upon and copied to the Chief Commissioner of the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission; and that the list of the Members of the Dewan Rakyat who have declared their property shall be displayed on the portal of the Malaysian Anti-Corruption 

Commission, and only the details of the declaration of the property of that members shall be posted on the portal for a period of three months from the date of receipt of the Statutory Declaration by the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission," it added.

Today is the first day of Dewan Rakyat second sitting this year.

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