On 17 June, the Penang Chief Minister was asked why the Penang state exco members had not yet declared their assets. He said they were waiting for the right forms from KL to ensure “uniformity” and “maintain good federal relations”.
I said back then that there was no need to wait for KL. The BN federal government is not interested in a public declaration of assets. The PR governments are supposed to show us they are different.
So where is the declaration of assets on a public register – which should have been made available right at the start of the new administration taking office?
Many defended the new state government back then by saying it needed more time.
How much time does the exco (for a start) need to declare their assets? Still waiting for KL to hand over the “forms”? Come on, there is no need to wait for some silly “forms”.
There is no excuse for not declaring their assets. Many voted for change on 8 March and they expect higher standards of accountability from the PR state governments than what the previous BN administrations displayed. Remember CAT?