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Check out how many PKR GE15 candidates have declared their assets here!

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After PKR deputy president and Pandan candidate Rafizi Ramli declared his assets to promote financial transparency and accountability, several GE15 candidates have since followed his lead by declaring their assets as well.

Since then, most of PKR’s parliamentary candidates contesting in the 15th General Election have submitted their asset declarations on the PKR’s website, and among the most notable members include:

  • PKR president and Tambun candidate Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim: RM11.2 million
  • PKR deputy president and Pandan candidate Rafizi Ramli: RM18.9 million
  • PKR vice president and Selangor Menteri Besar Datuk Seri Amirudin Shari:RM639,273
  • PKR vice president and Negeri Sembilan Menteri Besar Datuk Seri Aminuddin Harun: RM2.1 million
  • PKR adviser and Bandar Tun Razak candidate Datuk Seri Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail: RM1.4 million
  • PKR Sungai Buloh candidate Datuk Ramanan Ramakrishnan: RM63.5 million
  • PKR Simpang Renggam candidate Dr Maszlee Malik: RM439,663

The asset declarations included the candidates’ sources of income, assets such as savings, investments, real estate, cars, as well as debt.

According to New Straits Times, it was reported that the eighty PKR parliamentary candidates have so far logged more than RM354 million in total net asset value.

Meanwhile, the candidate with the highest net asset is Tanah Merah candidate Datuk Seri Mohd Supardi Md Noor, who is also the Kelantan PKR chairman. Mohd Supardi declared a total net assets of RM106.1 million, which breaks down to RM100 million from his investments in DNS Capital Sdn Bhd and iLimo Stalite LTD and RM5.3 million in real estate.

The second on the list is Sungai Buloh candidate Datuk R. Ramanan, with assets worth RM63.5 million, followed by Hulu Selangor candidate Dr Sathia Prakash with RM40 million.

Source: Facebook

First time in Malaysian history

It is the first time in Malaysia’s history that a political party have its candidates publicly declare their assets ahead of the general election.

The movement was led by Rafizi Ramli and he claimed that it can instill public’s confidence in PKR parliamentary candidate.

“We want to be as transparent as possible to show to the public that we can be trusted. It’s about setting a higher standard for candidates – if they wish to serve in public office, they must be open to public scrutiny about their finances,” he was quoted as saying by The Star.

Meanwhile, Rafizi also said he will introduce a new law that mandates politicians and civil servants declare their assets if the Pakatan Harapan coalition wins the general election.

“This law would ensure only those who truly want to serve the people would run for elected office,” he said.

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