Ipoh: Beruas MP from DAP Datuk Ngeh Koo Ham (photo) claims to have declared RM80mil and not RM75mil as reported by the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) on its website.
The Perak DAP advisor said he has declared RM2mil more assets for his wife and children.
The chairman of the state assembly said there are two more assets he has not yet declared, as his assessment has not yet been made.
"Since I am not a practicing lawyer, my company has to be handed over to my partners, and this amount and the value of my insurance is still to be assessed," he told a news conference after announcing the next State Assembly, the State Secretariat building on Friday (November 23rd).
Ngeh is at the top of the list of asset declarations, followed by Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad, who has accumulated assets of RM32mil.
Ngeh said he is not the richest MP because there are several MPs Pakatan Harapan and Barisan Nasional who have not yet announced their property.
"God was kind to me and I appreciate life as a series of blessings so I want to be transparent about my assets," he added.
Ngeh said he had been a lawyer for 32 years and has not only been working for money for the past 20 years after earning his first RM2mil.
"I was trying to contribute to the community but it turns out that my investments have brought enormous returns, thus increasing prices and profits.
"I am totally separated from the money because it does not dictate how I live. I live a happy life and simplicity for me is freedom.
"I still have my RM6 haircut from my Indian barber near my law firm, but sometimes for lack of time, I'm going to hair that costs me RM15," he added.
Dr. Mahathir previously reported that he had said that all members of the administration, including ministers, their deputies and political secretaries, were required to declare their assets to the prime minister.