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Johor assembly approves motion compelling reps to declare assets

The Johor State Assembly today approved a motion compelling all state assemblypersons to declare their assets.

The motion was proposed by Johor Menteri Besar Dr Sahruddin Jamal (above) and debated by four assemblypersons comprising Khairuddin A Rahim (Harapan-Senggarang), Dr Chong Fat Full (Harapan-Pemanis), Hasni Mohamad (BN-Benut) and R Vidyananthan (BN-Kahang).

The motion was approved unanimously by voice vote.

Sahruddin when submitting the proposal, said the declaration was necessary because currently there was no law that required the assemblypersons to declare their assets.

“The resolution made by the state assembly will bind all assemblypersons. If they do not comply with the assembly’s decision, they can be referred to the rights and privileges committee,” he said on the last day of the Johor state legislative assembly in Kota Iskandar, Iskandar Puteri today.

Sahruddin said the declaration should be made by the assemblypersons, their spouses and children and trustees by filling out a statutory declaration form assigned by Johor assembly speaker, Suhaizan Kaiat.

The statutory declaration form was for asset declaration, additional asset declaration and disposal of assets.

He said the form should be sent to Suhaizan within six months until June 1, 2020, from the date the proposal was approved and a copy to the MACC.

Earlier, all state excos were required to declare their assets in measures implemented by the federal government.

- Bernama

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