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MACC List Reveals 11 PN Cabinet Members With Over RM10 Million In Total Assets

Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin has the highest monthly income at RM93,841.65.

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A total of 57 out of the 70 members of of the Perikatan Nasional (PN) administration have declared their assets

According to a report in Bernama, the asset declaration was done on a newly launched website by the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC), which is accessible to the people.

In a statement yesterday, 23 July, MACC said that so far 57 out of the 70 members of the PN administration, comprising the Prime Minister, Senior Ministers, Ministers, and their Deputies, have declared their asset information.

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Some, however, questioned PN's seriousness and veracity in the declarations

Bayan Baru Member of Parliament (MP) Sim Tze Tzin congratulated PN for following Pakatan Harapan's (PH) footsteps, but he criticised that the declarations lack transparency and precision.

"First of all, all ministers and MPs under PH administration made their declarations. In PN administration, it's not the same. Only ministers declared their assets," noted Sim.

"Secondly, assets of PH ministers were transparently declared, while (assets of) PN ministers were only categorically included. Hence, the declarations are nothing else other than declaring their salaries, which are already public knowledge."

On the website, it does not explicitly show the total assets owned by members of the PN administration, but merely an estimation

For example, Federal Territories Minister Tan Sri Annuar Musa's total assets are stated "> RM20 million", while Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin's total assets are between "RM10 and RM20 million".

In comparison to the previous administration's asset declarations, former premier Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad's total assets are RM32,357,900, while former finance minister Lim Guan Eng's total assets are recorded down to the decimal value at RM1,350,694.98.

Netizens on Reddit said that the declarations are too vague as RM100 million or RM500 million can be considered "> RM20 million" as well.

It is also worth noting that on the website, it states, "MACC will not be accountable for information on assets declared, obtained, or taken from any other source than the portal."

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Here are the top 11 PN members with the highest total assets:

1. Finance Minister Datuk Seri Tengku Zafrul Abdul Aziz

Total assets: Over RM20 million
Monthly income: RM62,077.20

2. Federal Territories Minister Tan Sri Annuar Musa

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Total assets: Over RM20 million
Monthly income: RM87,877.20

3. Deputy Tourism, Arts, and Culture Minister Datuk Dr Jeffrey G Kitingan

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Total assets: Over RM20 million
Monthly income: RM85,450.00

4. Deputy Federal Territories Minister Datuk Seri Dr Edmund Santhara Kumar

Total assets: Over RM20 million
Monthly income: RM45,000.00

5. Deputy Science, Technology, and Innovation Minister Ahmad Amzad Mohamed @ Hashim

Total assets: Between RM10 million and 15 million
Monthly income: RM64,087.41

6. Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin

Total assets: Between RM10 million and 15 million
Monthly income: RM93,841.65

Muhyiddin has the highest salary in the list. In comparison to the previous administration, former premier Dr Mahathir's salary was RM75,861.57.

7. Minister in the Prime Minister's Department (Sabah and Sarawak Affairs) Datuk Seri Maximus Johnity Ongkili

Total assets: Between RM10 million and 15 million
Monthly income: RM59,500.20

8. Deputy Minister in the Prime Minister's Department (Sabah and Sarawak Affairs) Datuk Hanifah Hajar Taib

Total assets: Between RM10 million and 15 million
Monthly income: RM37,347.65

She is the child of former Sarawak chief minister Tun Abdul Taib Mahmud.

9. Deputy Foreign Affairs Minister Datuk Kamarudin Jaafar

Total assets: Between RM10 million and 15 million
Monthly income: RM52,481.89

10. Deputy Education Minister II Datuk Dr Mah Hang Soon

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Total assets: Between RM10 million and 15 million
Monthly income: RM51,543.65

11. Deputy International Trade and Industry Minister Datuk Lim Ban Hong

Total assets: Between RM10 million and 15 million
Monthly income: RM34,347.65

Meanwhile, here is how much ministers from the previous administration made:

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