Johor excos need to declare assets, Johor ruler decrees

THE candidates for the Johor State Executive Council will need to make assets declarations as well as undergo went a background check with the authorities. 

Johor ruler Sultan Ibrahim Iskandar decreed this after an hour meeting with a newly appointed state Mentri Besar (MB) Datuk Onn Hafiz Ghazi, in Johor Baru yesterday. 

“They (prospective exco candidates) must also go through a thorough background check with the police and the Malaysian AntiCorruption Commission. 

“If someone is not elected as a member of the state executive council, do not be discouraged. Everyone can provide the best service,” Sultan Ibrahim told the Royal Press Office. 

His Majesty also said that the academic qualifications of each candidate should also be verified. 

“The election is over. Now is the time for all elected representatives to join forces and work together to make Johor prosperous. 

“I hold on to Datuk Hasni’s (former MB Datuk Hasni Mohammad) words, there is no ideology of politicians and parties that is bigger and more important than Johor Darul Ta’zim,” he said. 

The MB should also replace any exco who is unable to perform their duties, said Sultan Ibrahim. 

“Similarly, my advice to the MB is to focus on his duties and responsibilities to the state and the people,” he said, adding that Onn Hafiz should heed advice and work closely with Hasni during the transition period. 

Onn Hafiz clocked in as the MB on Wednesday, after being appointed as the state’s 19th MB a day prior. 

Barisan Nasional won a two third majority in the Johor state election last weekend, with 40 out of 56 state seats. — TMR