Noynoy worth RM3.6m; our PM, CMs?

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Philippine President Aquino has declared his assets showing that he is worth RM3.6 million (50 million pesos). Now when will we get to know how much the Malaysian Prime Minister, Cabinet Ministers and Chief Ministers are worth? Transparency anyone?

Aquino submitted his ‘Statement of Assets and Liabilities and Net Worth’ to the Ombudsman’s office soon after he assumed office. Notice, it is not a statement of income but of assets.

In contrast, his predecessor Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo started her term of office with a net worth of RM4.8 million. By the time she stepped down from office, her wealth had soared to RM10.2 million.

See Philstar.com report here.

These amounts are chicken feed compared to what some of our politicians are worth – although in both countries, their real wealth is unlikely to be in their own names.

Still, the practice of making a declaration of assets does serve to put public scrutiny on politicians and to make them more circumspect about their life-styles, some of which can be ostentatious.

For instance, it would be most revealing to see a declaration of assets by the likes of Najib, Taib Mahmud and Samy Vellu.

And what about the Pakatan CMs who promised us transparency?

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My2cen
My2cen
9 Feb 2011 8.11pm

I think many Pakatan fellas are shy to declare their assests because they are so very, very poor (except maybe ex-BN people…)! Some of the DAP fellas actually squatter with their parents or extended families.

Lopsarampo
Lopsarampo
6 Feb 2011 1.17am

tunglang:

Reward in heaven and punishment in hell is what make people like mubarak prosper. For evil to prevail all good men have to do is nothing….

JOHAN09
JOHAN09
5 Feb 2011 11.23pm

RM888 BILLION FLOW OUT OF THE COUNTRY AS ILLICIT FUNDS ! WE ARE RANKED SECOND ONLY TO CHINA IN ASIA IN TERMS OF THESE ILLICIT FUNDS ! CAN SAFELY SAY (CERTAIN) BUAYAS, LANUNS AND HANTUS AND THEIR CRONIES ARE THE MAIN SOURCES OF THESE FUNDS ! GLOBAL FINANCIAL INTEGRITY OFFER OF ASSISTANCE TO TRACK THESE FUNDS WAS IMMEDIATELY SHOT DOWN ! AT THIS RATE THE NATION MAY GO BANKRUPT EARLIER THAN 2019 !

wira
wira
27 Nov 2010 11.23pm

No … I don’t need to check.
Forbes & others already did most of the work for us.

Moreover, those who are not rich, do not have the habit of living extravagantly on public money.
We are not blind.

tunglang
28 Nov 2010 8.53pm
Reply to  wira

Yes wira, we are not blind.
We are aware, God is aware, Karma is aware, and the Devil is aware.
We don’t have to lift a finger for the cause and effect of the law of Universe to take its definite course.
Just be alive to see what will happen next!
Sabar, Sabar.

wira
wira
26 Nov 2010 4.00pm

The poorest CM/MB would (probably) be YAB Tok Guru Nik Aziz closely followed by YAB Dato’ Seri Ustaz Azizan and YAB Lim Guan Eng. The richest would (probably) be YAB Datuk Patinggi Abdul Taib bin Mahmud (soon to be Tun if he agrees to retire). His enormous opulence is (perhaps) closely trailed by the retired MB of Johor, YAB Muhyiddin… Our PMs are, of course, out of this league for want of a seemingly clean front even though they (may) spend tens of millions to make themselves luxuriously comfortable on tax payers’ expense. (But certain of) their billionaire children and… Read more »

Gerakan K
Gerakan K
26 Nov 2010 9.34pm
Reply to  wira

You already checked their personal banks accounts ???

j.a.
j.a.
26 Nov 2010 8.37am

millions or billions? u nuts gerakan k? had LGE got anything illegal at all even in the thousands RM, that jump-ship zahrain guy n his cohorts in UMNO PENANG wud hav stripped LGE completely naked by now, laughing n singing all the way to penang huge MACC’s office building!

lee
lee
25 Nov 2010 11.16pm

How pathetic these Filipinos are.Our ketua cawangan political party alone can beat them flat,anytime,no need to disturb those above.

wandererAUS
wandererAUS
25 Nov 2010 3.29pm

Gerakan K… I bet your worth is more than Penang CM. LGE may meow, you produce a disgusting “Sucking sound”…much to the delight of your political boss, UMNO PM.

tunglang
25 Nov 2010 5.27pm
Reply to  wandererAUS

Gerakan K, you won’t surprise me at all if what wandererAUS wrote is worth reading and rereading.
The legacy of the gravy train leaving a trail of disgusts, disdains and repugnance.

Gerakan K
Gerakan K
25 Nov 2010 2.14pm

Yes, I agree.

Please ask LGE shows his net worth first if the CAT still alive and meowing !!!

I also in suspense mode. How much huh ???

Millions or billions ???

AgreeToDisagree
26 Nov 2010 3.14am
Reply to  Gerakan K

Have indirectly heard of a mere school teacher who bought 5 houses, and a former EXCO who became worth 50 million. KTK who started in a Terrace now is worth what?… Recently departed LCE Chaired 12 Public Listed Companies… what do you think he’s worth, not to mention all the Ministers circa current GE12 who only dare declare to the PM what they have?

If anyone votes such people into power, they must be complete idiots or lapdogs or lapdog wannabes. Some people sell their soul for $$$. These are the scum of society.

najib manaukau
25 Nov 2010 1.18pm

How much do they have ? even an immigration official has 9 million ringgit hidden in Thailand alone, which was revealed recently !
Immagine how much … Mahathir, his proxies and his cronies have in … banks….
I said before I will be more than happy to give an arm away to have the details of the countries he visited since he became the P.M. especially so a few years after he became the P.M….

tunglang
25 Nov 2010 1.00pm

If men cannot/forbidden to see the real assets of our present and past politicians, God can see down to the very cent of hidden assets of our questionable politicians. Their defensive actions already tell snippets of truth of their forked-tongue lying intention. As the common saying goes: You cannot take your earthly wealth with you after you die. Not even the Pharoahs with the awesome treasures hidden in pyramids. So, wait for Judgement Day, my dear politicians when ye shall account for every cent ye ill-gotten. (Remember this every night before you go to sleep). To the general public, though… Read more »

Ujang
Ujang
25 Nov 2010 2.25pm
Reply to  tunglang

Now you know why those politicians go for their pilgrimage regularly to ‘cleanse’ their sin.

kingkong
kingkong
25 Nov 2010 9.04pm
Reply to  Ujang

easier route – believe in Christ and sins are forgiven

tunglang
28 Nov 2010 9.56pm
Reply to  kingkong

Amen.