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MACC offers assistance to state govts on asset declaration

KUCHING: Dedicated system and consultation services are being offered by the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC)  to the state governments for asset declaration by assemblymen.

This is to ensure a more transparent administration on the asset declaration by elected representatives, according to MACC Chief Commissioner Latheefa Koya.

“This matter has also been tabled in Parliament, so we (MACC) will go to each state so that they adopt this principle and accept it to be tabled at the state Legislative Assembly level as well.

“They (state governments) need to demonstrate their commitment to this issue as the declaration of assets has its advantages, which will show that the state is committed to a more transparent administration,” she said. Latheefa also acknowledged the Sarawak’s efforts in placing an Integrity Officer in every department and agency including the Chief Minister’s Office. She said that this is a good move and that it complements to the process of asset declaration.

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