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Three months for Perak assemblymen to declare assets

 

IPOH (July 24): Perak has become the first state requiring all state assemblymen to declare their assets and those of their spouses and children.

The State Legislative Assembly approved a motion to that effect yesterday that was brought by Pasir Bedamar assemblyman Terence Naidu V Raja.

Aulong assemblyman Nga Kor Ming said every assemblyman is given three months, up to Oct 23, to declare their assets and those of their spouses and children by filling a form and submitting it to the Speaker of the assembly for sending to the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission.

Assemblymen failing to do so can be referred to the assembly’s rights and privileges committee, he told a press conference at Bangunan Perak Darul Ridzuan here.

“The erring assemblyman can be suspended from the house for six months to one year, depending on the committee’s decision,” he said.

Nga said the approval of the motion is an achievement, despite the opposition’s attempts to foil the move, and is a gift to the country soon to celebrate National Day.

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