The declaration is part of the conditions set by PKR as a GE15 candidate.
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Pakatan Harapan (PH) chairman Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim declared his assets as a condition to run in the 15th General Election (GE15).
Anwar, also the PKR president, is worth RM11.17 million.
His fortune and income includes:
- RM828,667.83 in cash and savings.
- RM10,350,000 in real estate.
- RM21,755.69 in monthly salary as MP
According to him, the declaration was delayed because he had to sign a Statutory Declaration (SD) in front of a lawyer and commissioner of oaths.
I’ve done it, everything is done but I haven’t signed it yet because I haven’t returned to Kuala Lumpur. Previously, I was campaigning in Johor, I just got home at 2am and hurried to finish SD.PH chairman Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim speaking to the press after participating in the dialogue Ada Apa Dengan Korupsi in Bangsar recently.
He added that the president of any party contesting in the GE15 must declare their respective assets.
They should also declare their property, Pas and Bersatu are the same. It is necessary to have the courage to face the voters.PH chairman Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim challenging his rivals to be transparent.
Earlier, most of the 72 PKR candidates declared their assets.
Calon PKR kebanyakkan dah isytihar harta. Boleh tengok dekat web dorang https://t.co/xsICXMVLKl— Khairul Aqmal (@KhairulAqmal) November 9, 2022
Calon DAP & Amanah tak buat ke utk PRU ni?
Meanwhile, rival politicians face mounting pressure to declare their wealth, including Umno president Datuk Seri Ahmad Zahid Hamidi, who is accused of owning assets worth up to RM230 million.
Anwar dan Rafizi dah 😀 declare harta masing-masing. Yang geng UMNO bila lagi? Kenapa? Takut ke terlondeh rahsia duit simpanan makan suap korang? 😁#voteforcincin #voteforDeepak #SayaUndiDeepak #KitaParlimenKlang #TeamDeepak #BeranidanBenar #PRU15 #GE15 pic.twitter.com/bOndGqRKx5— Deepak Jaikishan (@Deepak110372) November 9, 2022
The Very Best Perk Of Being A Politician
Why are politicians rich?
Are they more intelligent than everyone else? Better looking? Better public speakers? Better negotiators?
Some netizens criticised politicians for being wealthy due to their positions and connections.
Penat tengok harta benda calon PKR berjuta. Itu kenapa ramai nak masuk arena politik, tarik anak isteri masuk juga. Kalau MP dan ADUN PH ambil gaji RM1500, adakah ada orang nak jadi MP dan ADUN di #Malaysia? Baca https://t.co/R1EP1bGXeb cari RM1500 #PRU15 #GE15 #MalaysiaMemilih— Za 🗿🌏☕ (@ZaLaoshuai) November 9, 2022
Others feel that some of the declarations are lacking in details.
Among those being questioned is PKR’s Sungai Buloh candidate R. Ramanan.
Calon PKR untuk Sg Buloh Ramanan Ramakrishnan yang akan lawan Khairy Jamaluddin. Tak detail sangat declare. Aset bersih: RM 63. 5 juta. Tunai, Simpanan, Saham: RM 26. 5 juta. Hartanah, Kenderaan & Barang kemas: RM 39. 5 juta. Hutang: RM 2. 5 juta. Pendapatan bulanan: RM 110, 000— Aini Laras (@AiniLaras7) November 3, 2022
Granted, a politician’s job is to make connections and form coalitions, and that street goes both ways.
They know foreign leaders and prominent people.
The politician also reaches out to donors, voters and the business community.
When a politician is in office, the way they earn extra money is limited, but not that limited.
How a politician can earn additional money:
- Speaking engagements
- Serving on boards – nonprofit and for-profit
- Their spouse
- The stock market and investments
- Non-profit salary
- VIP photo ops
The ‘side-gigs’ could be why some elected politicians could not find time to attend Parliament.
Jadi Ahli Parlimen, dapat gaji sbg Ahli Parlimen. Ada kerja lain yg tak datang parlimen? Rasa rasa kalau kau kerja camtu, dgn alasan kau ada buat kerja lain. Majikan kau tetap gajikan kau ke? https://t.co/7mpsbFsrBI— Highkage Rei (@highskyrei) November 9, 2022