160 MPs Have Declared Assets as Deadline Expires, 62 Have Not

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At 36, Umno MPs make up more than half of the 62 lawmakers who have defied the order, while none of the 18 PAS members have complied.

Dewan Rakyat Speaker Mohamad Ariff Md Yusof today confirmed that 160 of the 222 MPs have declared their wealth at the expiry of the deadline today.

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“Sixty-two others have not submitted their declaration forms,” Arif said in a statement.

All Pakatan Harapan elected representatives have met the deadline for submission.

Majority of the 160 MPs were from the Pakatan Harapan (PH) and Gabungan Parti Sarawak (GPS), while three were from Barisan Nasional (BN) and three others respectively from Parti Sarawak Bersatu, Parti Bersatu Rakyat Sabah and Parti Sabah Bersatu.

None of the 18 PAS members have complied.

PAS leaders had opposed the order citing an Islamic prohibition against making one’s wealth known.

Others have based their objection on reasons of privacy and security.

Minister in charge of law, Liew Vui Keong had warned that those who disobeyed could be suspended from parliament for contempt of the House. The rebels could also be fined, he had said.

He said the objections that the MPs raised were groundless and that non-compliance would not be tolerated.