A list of assets owned by 57 of the country’s top officials who have declared the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) is now publicly accessible on this portal as part of a move towards greater government transparency. However, this list does not include all 70 government officials.
The previous version of the MACC portal that was first unveiled on November 1, 2018 initially only listed the total income for members of the administration and MPs from the ruling coalition, but did not include information on the value of their declared assets.
The previous version of the portal had subsequently the same month included the exact value of the total assets declared by members of the then Pakatan Harapan administration and MPs from the ruling coalition.
The new version of the portal contains additional information such as the post of the individuals in the government.
Unlike the older version, the new version omits information on whether the spouse and children of the government official in question had also made declarations to the MACC.
RM5 million to RM10 million
Datuk Seri Mustapa Bin Mohamed (Minister In The Prime Minister’s Office)
Monthly Income: RM65,407.20
Datuk Seri Hamzah Bin Zainudin (Home Affairs Minister)
Monthly Income: RM84,615.20
Datuk Seri IR. Dr. Wee Ka Siong (Transport Minister)
Monthly Income: RM65,236.48
Zuraida Binti Kamaruddin (Housing And Local Government Minister)
Monthly Income: RM51,236.48
Datin Mastura Binti Tan Sri Datuk Mohd Yazid (Deputy Minister In The Prime Minister’s Department)
Monthly Income: RM35,847.65
Ali Anak Biju (Deputy Energy And Natural Resources Minister)
Monthly Income: RM58,762.89
Datuk Seri Dr Wee Jeck Seng (Deputy Plantation Company And Commodities Minister II)
Monthly Income: RM41,422.65
Source : The Rakyat Post
Ong Ka Ting Begun The Tradition of RM 5 Million Yearly Allocated To The MCA President
This money enabled the president to allocate funds to schools, NGOs and temples as he visited the various constituencies in the country. Ka Ting began the practice because he did not have any ministerial post, and therefore did not have direct access to the resources of the government.
However, when Ong Tee Keat was the president, he continued the arrangement despite the fact that he was a minister. Since I was not a minister when I served as president, I must admit that this RM5 million came in handy.
It sounds like a large amount. However, since I travelled throughout the country frequently and attended many functions, I had to use the amount prudently. If not, I would run short of funds in the third or fourth quarter of the year.
Source : Malaysiakini