IPOH: MCA has asked the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) to give examples of countries that asked their Cabinet members to declare their assets to the public.
“Even in the United States, they only declare their assets to the president.
They don’t go around announcing their assets here and there,” MCA president Datuk Seri Dr Chua Soi Lek told reporters after opening Perak MCA’s annual convention here on Sunday.
Dr Chua said this when asked to comment on remarks made by MACC chief Datuk Seri Abu Kassim Mohammed that he wished to see such a thing in Malaysia.
Abu Kassim, on Saturday, was reported to have said that he agreed with a suggestion by former Bar Council president Datuk Ambiga Sreenevasan which called for Cabinet members to declare their assets to the public in the interest of transparency.
Presently, Cabinet members declare the assets annually to the Prime Minister.
Asked if he disagreed with the move, Dr Chua said: “It is not that I disagree, I just want him (Abu Kassim) to give me an example of a country where this is practised.”-Bernama
THE STAR (Sunday August 1, 2010)