Published: Thursday November 13, 2008 MYT 4:08:00 PM
Updated: Thursday November 13, 2008 MYT 7:58:01 PM
Perak mulls replacing high-maintenance Perdana cars
IPOH: The Perak government may replace the Proton Perdana V6 Executive official cars used by its executive councillors with other marques such as Toyota or Honda, claiming that the national car maintenance and repair costs are too high.
State Education, Local Government, Housing and Public Transport Committee Chairman Nga Kor Ming said that the “government can actually save people's money if they are replaced with other marques which give a better package and save costs.”
"The old cars can be tendered out for public auctions," he said in reply to Wong Kah Woh (DAP-Canning) during question time at the State Legislative Assembly on Thursday.
Nga said that from 2004 to March this year, the previous state government spent more or less RM269,878.01 annually for the maintenance and repair of 16 official cars or on average RM16,867.37 per car.
He said the cost to maintain the official cars of the then Menteri Besar Datuk Seri Tajol Rosli Ghazali who used two Proton cars of the same model within the period was RM131,610.19.
Nga said that overall, the previous state government spent RM1.3 million to maintain and repair its official cars within the same period.
Tajol Rosli (BNPengkalan Hulu) then stood up and said the present executive councillors could still use the same Proton cars but they should look back at the cost of maintenance.
"If the state executive councillors get new cars, what about other state government officers? In fact, Proton's plant is in Tanjung Malim and it is in Perak," he said. - Bernama
How ironic isn't it?
Even the government is saying Proton cars are high maintenance! lol. aren't the suppose to do something about it? instead of changing cars to Toyota and Honda which they have imposed a 300% tax increase? lol!!! FUNNY! if the government is struggling to pay the maintenance of a NATIONAL CAR, wat do you think the civilians are going through? 50% discount coz we ain't government? WAHAHAHA!~!!!!