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PH not united over asset declarations, says Khairy

The Sungai Buloh candidate says PKR's colleague, DAP, has made no declaration of assets for its candidates.

Nur Hasliza Mohd Salleh
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Barisan Nasional's candidate for Sungai Buloh, Khairy Jamaluddin.
Barisan Nasional's candidate for Sungai Buloh, Khairy Jamaluddin.

Barisan Nasional's (BN) candidate for Sungai Buloh, Khairy Jamaluddin, today said that the asset declarations undertaken by PKR ahead of the 15th general election (GE15) did not appear to have been approved by all Pakatan Harapan (PH) component parties. 

He said fellow PH component DAP had made no such declaration of assets for its candidates.

"If PKR wants to do it, it can go ahead. No problem.

"But PKR's colleagues have not done so. DAP hasn't. But nevermind, it's the stand of each individual party," he said at a press conference in Cyberjaya.

PKR president Anwar Ibrahim had yesterday criticised coalitions that do not urge their candidates for the election to declare their assets ahead of the polls. 

"If you don't even dare to declare your assets, don't talk about fighting for the people because you don't even want to answer for your wealth," he said at a ceramah in Kelantan last night. 

Khairy said BN and Umno too had made a practice of declaring their assets, adding that he would do so himself after forming the government and being appointed as a minister at the federal level. 

"I have declared my assets to the Election Commission, and they are within the range allowed by the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission," he added. 

Yesterday, DAP secretary-general Anthony Loke Siew Fook said he had no plans to compel election candidates to declare their assets, adding that the party had no policy of this kind. 

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