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[GE15] PKR President Anwar Ibrahim Has RM800k In Cash And Savings, No Car, Zero Debt And No Monthly Expenses For October

[GE15] PKR President Anwar Ibrahim Has RM800k In Cash And Savings, No Car, Zero Debt And No Monthly Expenses For October

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
A breakdown of Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim’s wealth.

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.

READ MORE: Pakatan Harapan Candidate For Subang Declares Rolex Watches Worth RM90k Among His Assets

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.

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.

Others feel that some of the declarations are lacking in details.

Among those being questioned is PKR’s Sungai Buloh candidate R. Ramanan.

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:

  • Books
  • Speaking engagements
  • Serving on boards – nonprofit and for-profit
  • Their spouse
  • The stock market and investments
  • Consulting
  • Advising
  • Non-profit salary
  • Teaching
  • VIP photo ops

The ‘side-gigs’ could be why some elected politicians could not find time to attend Parliament.

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