CONSUMERIST: MAKE A PUBLIC DECLARATION OF YOUR ASSETS MINISTERS TOLD!
Why should it be difficult when Politicians in Penang have done it and the judiciary have followed up with judges of higher courts, including the Federal Court, Court of Appeal, High Courts and Judicial Commissioners, being required to declare their assets soon which is brilliant so will all Cabinet ministers also publicly declare their assets.
Talk is cheap so is preaching slogans which are basically empty hypocrisy!
In Penang my home state we are told that despite efforts by the police force to maintain a high standard among its officers, there are some who are yet to understand the meaning of â€œintegrityâ€!
And that statement coming from my dear friend Penang police chief Ayub Yaacob today.
Ayub (left) said disciplinary problems among members of the police force could not be taken lightly.
And he vowed he would not tolerate their actions as â€œit takes one black sheep to tarnish the entire reputationâ€ of the force.
â€œWe are proud of the achievements of our officers who realise the purpose of their jobs, but there is a small group that is yet to understand the meaning of integrity,â€ he said, at a police event in Penang.That is among Police Officers – so the million ringgit question is change must come from the top just as the rot starts at the top!
So will the Malaysian Cabinet now follow through with this request to ensuring integrity?
This should be followed through with a government undertaking to practice an open tender system when awarding contracts, enact freedom of information laws, and pledge not to mix business with politics â€“ perhaps a tall order but not if an administration truly believes in integrity and not use integrity as a tool just for propaganda!
So can we see a rush by cabinet ministers to declare their assets and show the Malaysian voters and public that indeed they are accountable, practice good governance, not corrupt?