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State government officials must declare assets now

 

Yesterday, a factory owner in Penang alerted me to the Penang Chief Minister’s response to a reader’s question in The Star.

(Reader) Your exco members are required to declare their assets but this has yet to be done.

(Chief Minister) We wanted to but the Prime Minister’s department communicated to my state secretary that they wanted uniformity. And since we want to maintain good federal relations, we are waiting for them to send us the new forms because we also want to declare openly.

If they do not give us the forms, we have to do this on our own but we do not want to use this issue to score political points.

The businessman told me he was not satisfied with the reason given for not yet undertaking the asset declarations to the public. (more…)

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