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Asset declaration – Blast from the past

Malaysiakini Team  |  Published:  |  Modified:

Prime Minister Dr Mahathir Mohamad announced yesterday that all Pakatan Harapan lawmakers must declare their assets to MACC.

However, he was concerned about making the information public, saying the government is considering how much of this information can be revealed.

According to Mahathir, since the declaration would also involve the lawmakers' families, their privacy could be compromised.

In 2012, former Umno minister Nazri Abdul Aziz expressed a similar stand, arguing that ministers and their families could become targets for robbers if their assets were made public.

This prompted Malaysiakini readers to rebuke Nazri, saying that ministers ran the risk of landing behind bars if such information was revealed...

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