Johor assembly approves motion compelling reps to declare assets
0 month ago, 01-Dec-2019
ISKANDAR PUTERI: The Johor state assembly yesterday approved a motion compelling all state assemblymen to declare their assets.
The motion was proposed by Johor Menteri Besar Datuk Dr Sahruddin Jamal and debated by four assemblymen comprising Ir Khairuddin A Rahim (PH-Senggarang); Dr Chong Fat Full (PH-Pemanis); Datuk Ir Hasni Mohamad (BN-Benut) and R Vidyananthan (BN-Kahang).
The motion was later approved by 39 Pakatan Harapan assemblymen, Barisan Nasional (16) and PAS (1).
Dr Sahruddin when submitting the proposal, said the declaration was necessary because currently there was no law that required the assemblymen to declare their assets.
The resolution made by the State Assembly will bind all assemblymen. If they do not comply with the Assemblys decision, they can be referred to the State Assemblys Rights and Privileges Committee, he said on the last day of the Johor state legislative assembly in Kota Iskandar here yesterday.
Dr Sahruddin said the declaration should be made by the assemblymen, 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. Bernama