IPOH, 4 May 2009: The Perak State Secretary’s office had received seven applications from bidders for the Toyota Camry 2.4 cars which the state government is auctioning when call for the tenders closed at noon today.
State Principal Assistant Secretary (Management Service Division Shamshuzaman Sulaiman said that although there were only seven applications, it did not mean that they were bids for only seven cars.
He said 40 tender documents for the cars were sold, mostly to individuals.
“If we find that there are still cars which are not tendered for, we may extend the tender period,” he told reporters here today.
He said the tenders were for the 16 units of Toyota Camry 2.4 used as official cars by executive councillors under the previous coalition government, including the two cars being used by the state assembly speaker and the former menteri besar.
Shamshuzaman said a special committee would process the tender forms submitted by the bidders and a decision would be made on 6 May.
The reserve price of each car, purchased at RM157,000, is RM148,000. — Bernama