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