SEREMBAN: Negeri Sembilan Menteri Besar Aminuddin Harun today said it was compulsory for him and all the 10 state executive councillors to declare their assets within a month.
He said the declarations would be made public in line with the new government’s commitment to transparency.
“This decision was taken at the state executive council meeting on Wednesday,” he said.
“In fact, I myself declared my assets to Invoke Malaysia and it can be looked up on its website. As such, I want all excos to declare their assets as well,” he said.
Aminuddin said the declarations would be available for viewing on Negeri Sembilan government’s web portal.
“The declaration of assets is in line with the promises made in the Pakatan Harapan’s manifesto (for the 14th general election),” he told Bernama after attending Sekolah Menengah Sains Tuanku Munawir’s Khatam Al-Quran ceremony here today.
In Johor Bahru, Agriculture and Agro-based Industry Minister Salahuddin Ayub said the move by the federal government for officials to declare their assets to the prime minister was timely to return integrity to the public service.
He added that the no-gift policy was also timely.
Prime Minister Dr Mahathir Mohamad had earlier announced that Cabinet ministers, deputy ministers, political secretaries and other government officials must declare their assets to him.
He said agencies entrusted with corruption prevention would be privy to all the information that was given.