Parliament And Chats With SPRM

4 November 2019

Good afternoon from Parliament. I am exhausted, I had a full day of highly complicated policy work on Sunday. Woke up this morning with a splitting headache. Met my officers in Parliament at 8.30 am. Ministers are still answering policy questions today.

I just submitted my new asset declaration for 2019. Had a long chat with SPRM officers on the need to declare share options. There is no legal need to do so but the officers advised that I can do so as a precautionary measure, so that when I do exercise these options in the future, there is a prior disclosed explanation. I find the SPRM officers are very professional and earnest to see real change. In most of my dealings with the civil servants, there is a positive desire to see change.

I am having a simple Korean lunch with my officers at Sri Hartamas. The Parliament food is so-so and you can only eat it so many times a week.