CEOs of government-linked companies (GLCs) and government-linked investment companies (GLICs) as well as members of the judiciary must declare their assets to the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC), Prime Minister Ismail Sabri Yaakob said today.
He said this was decided by the Special Cabinet Committee on Anti-Corruption (JKKMAR) at its meeting today and that further details would be tabled again by MACC at the next meeting.
"JKKMAR also decided that the MACC mechanism for the declaration of assets by members of the administration, MPs and senators will be strengthened to enhance the credibility and integrity of the government administration," he said in a statement issued after chairing the meeting.
He said amendments and enhancements to the existing Code of Ethics for Members of Administration and Members of Parliament would be implemented and a new code of ethics introduced for MPs in the Houses of Parliament (Privileges and Powers) Act 1952 (Act 347) by considering the need to maintain the principle of separation of powers between the executive and legislative bodies.
Ismail said officers of local government authorities (PBTs) who had served in a particular place for a long time could be transferred to another PBT to avoid the risk corruption and power abuse as well as the creation of Little Napoleons at the field stage.