NEW ASSET DECLARATION FORMAT NOT FINALISED YET, SAYS AZALINA

PETALING JAYA: The new format for MPs and administrative officials to declare their assets has yet to be finalised, according to law and institutional reform minister Azalina Othman Said.

Nonetheless, Azalina said she expects the updated format to be presented to the Cabinet “soon”.

“The new format is being studied thoroughly, taking into account the views of various agencies like the Prime Minister’s Department, Treasury, and Attorney-General’s Chambers, before being finalised,” she said in a written parliamentary reply.

She was replying to Takiyuddin Hassan (PN-Kota Bharu), who asked about the challenges the government faced since it has yet to implement the new asset declaration method.

In March, Azalina’s deputy M Kula Segaran told the Dewan Rakyat that the updated format had been finalised and would be presented to the Cabinet for its approval.

Six years ago, MPs and administrative officials were only asked to declare properties owned and their monetary value.

Kula had said that the new format would require details of assets to be declared, including its original price, date of acquisition, and current value.

On Jan 6 last year, the Prime Minister’s Office said members of the federal administration, including ministers, would declare their assets once a new format was prepared.

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