The Dewan Rakyat has granted an extension of time to three Members of Parliament (MPs) from Gabungan Parti Sarawak (GPS) to declare their assets, House Speaker Mohamad Ariff Md Yusof (above) said.
He said the three MPs had requested an extension and the House allowed it, while the remaining MPs who have not declared their assets did not ask for the same.
“If they feel that they need a bit more time for some reason or other, we're not terribly unkind. But for those who do not want to declare their assets, that is something else,” Mohamad Ariff said.
He was speaking to reporters at the ‘Dinner with Chairpersons of the Parliamentary Special Select Committees and Media: Reform and The Way Forward for the Parliament of Malaysia 2020’ in Kuala Lumpur last night.
On Dec 5, Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department Liew Vui Keong said that all 139 Pakatan Harapan MPs had submitted their statutory declarations of assets to Dewan Rakyat.
Liew said they were among 160 MPs who had submitted their statutory declarations, apart from three from Barisan Nasional (BN), and 14 from Gabungan Parti Sarawak (GPS), with three others from Parti Sarawak Bersatu (PSB), Parti Bersatu Rakyat Sabah (PBRS) and Parti Bersatu Sabah (PBS).
A total of 62 MPs have not submitted their declaration forms, namely 38 from BN, PAS (18), GPS (three), STAR (one) and two Independents.