KUALA LUMPUR: Pakatan Harapan leaders must lead by example. It should make sure all their MPs are likely to state their assets, says Umno stalwart Datuk Seri Hishammuddin Hussein.
As per the Sembrong MP, there still exist 12 Pakatan MPs who haven’t confirmed their assets. While 22 MPs have yet to claim assets for their families – this includes a senator who is a deputy minister.
“So, simply asking the Rivals to make a move is like a fishing expedition. You must lead by example.
“Prove to us that you are sincere. Prove to us that what you’re doing is really clear.
“Because you’re in power and we are not. So, you intend to fish our assets and so on? For what reason? We are not in the government right now,” Hishammuddin said to reporters at the Parliament lobby on Tuesday (July 2).
He argued that Opposition leaders are not in positions of power. Their assets can possibly be scrutinised by the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC).
The special motion to influence all lawmakers to declare their assets passed in Parliament on Monday (July 1).
In line with the motion, people fail to declare their assets can hauled to the Parliament’s Select Committee on Rights and Privileges.
MPs who render false declarations can still be subject to prosecution under Section 3, Act 783 (Statutory Declaration) and Section 193 of the Penal Code, which includes a jail term not over three years or a fine.