On declaration of assets, Dr Mahathir said that apart from submitting the report to him, ministers would also have to present the same report to the anti-graft authority so that there would be no allegations of him trying to cover up should there be any wrongdoing committed by the ministers.
PUTRAJAYA: A raft of reforms is in the process of being rolled out, including Ombudsman Malaysia replacing the Public Complaints Bureau, the setting up of the Independent Police Complaints and Misconduct Commission (IPCMC) and political financing.
Deputy Minister in Prime Minister’s Department Mohamed Hanipa Maidin said these legislative reforms were at the drafting and revision stages.
PUTRAJAYA: Imposing a no-gift policy and investigating dubious contracts are the latest directives from the Government.
While the no-gift policy for civil servants are already in place in most ministries and agencies, this ruling will soon cover ministers, deputy ministers and political secretaries as well as the Prime Minister himself.
On asset declaration, he said more than 85 per cent of members of parliament and administrative members had declared their assets, and they could be viewed on the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission’s website. Hanipa said for now, the initiative focused on government backbenchers, but he hoped to have members of the opposition declare their assets as well.