PM Muhyiddin: Five Cabinet ministers yet to declare assets

KUALA LUMPUR (July 16): Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin (pictured) said in Parliament here today five Cabinet ministers have yet to declare their assets, as outlined under Malaysia's National Anti-Corruption Plan (NACP).

Muhyiddin said the ministers were given three months to make the declaration.

"From the list of Cabinet ministers, 97% of them have already declared their assets as required. There are still five more that have not. I am not going to name names but I am monitoring them very closely.

"I hope that they will expedite their declaration. This goes to the deputy ministers and MPs (members of Parliament) as well," said Muhyiddin, who lauded opposition MPs for quickly declaring their assets.

Earlier, Muhyiddin said the Perikatan Nasional government will continue with the implementation of the NACP, which was put in place by the previous government under Pakatan Harapan in November last year.

Today, he also said there is a need for a bill related to political donations, as per the NACP. He said the Public Accounts Committee (PAC) is supposed to prepare a report on political donation policy.

According to Muhyiddin, he has yet to receive any such report. He, however, acknowledged that the PAC was just formed and therefore it may take time for the committee to do so.

Muhyiddin was responding to Kulai MP Teo Nie Ching's query on the status of government officials' asset declaration since Muhyiddin's announcement on March 11 this year requiring ministers and deputy ministers to do so.

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