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Perak govt opts for Proton Perdana

IPOH, 22 April 2009: The Perak state government is to buy the Proton Perdana Executive for use as the official car of the state executive councillors and ex-officio personnel, replacing the previous government’s Toyota Camry 2.4V cars which are to be auctioned off.

Menteri Besar Datuk Seri Dr Zambry Abdul Kadir said the state government decided to revert to the Proton cars as they were a symbol of the nation’s pride.

Speaking at a news conference after chairing a meeting of the state executive council, he did not state how many Proton cars the state government would buy but said the number would depend on the need.

Asked whether the state government was unconcerned about the maintenance cost of the Proton Perdana Executive cars, which was claimed to be high, Zambry said the state government would discuss with Proton on the maintenance aspect.

He also said that the state government had received encouraging response to its decision to auction off the 16 Toyota Camry 2.4V used by the state executive councillors of the previous state government of the DAP-PKR-PAS coalition. — Bernama


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5 Responses to “Perak govt opts for Proton Perdana”

  1. YCY says:

    If the Proton Perdana is a symbol of nation’s pride then WHY did the old Proton Perdana become such a burden on maintenance? Is it very funny that our own national car maintenance can be higher than a Toyota or even Mercedez? Please check out the costing for maintenance before your illegal government decides to buy another batch of rotten Perdanas.

  2. Andrew I says:

    How childish can you get?

    Who’s going to bear the losses of this auction?

    It seems some of us haven’t left kindergarten yet.

  3. nosense says:

    Hahahaha. Pride – that’s all? Auctioning the Camries results in loss of money for Perak. Although they may claim that the price of a new Perdana is less than the used Camry, the two cars are definitely not of the same class. Is that the BN’s way. The ppl’s money used for pride?

  4. K S Ong says:

    Warped logic, misplaced sense of national pride and poor sense of financial management.

    With the highest depreciation rate at the beginning of purchase, any sale now would incur immediate loss to the Perak state government. But come to think of it, do they care?

    Why the sudden interest in Proton? Do I see a need to please the Proton founder, yet again?

    Please think of the less fortunate who have to use their hard-earned money to buy a car and to maintain it.

  5. simon khoo says:

    Come on. Illegal Menteri Besar Datuk Seri Dr Zambry Abdul Kadir and state executive councillors and ex-officio personnel to boot. Why spend rakyat monies unnecessarily. There is nothing, mechanical or otherwise, wrong with the Toyota Camry. Pride and wanton mismanagement of rakyat monies.

    I’m angry, very angry at fools who hold public offices and raid the rakyat’s purse for their stupid pride.

    Loads of cock and bull about Proton being the National Pride … it is your pride showing … hiding behind Proton and bring Proton’s name into disrepute. Also very un-Islamic behaviour.

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