E200K Facelift

More figures related to the maintenance of the Terengganu state government’s fleet of Proton Perdana V6 Executives have been unveiled. This is truly a whole can of worms!

Terengganu Menteri Besar Datuk Ahmad Said said a total of RM1.15 million have been spent on maintaining the state’s 16 car fleet since they were purchased in 2004. This figure includes the repair costs of RM175,229.97 and RM132,357.76 for two of the cars that was revealed earlier this week.

UPDATE: Terengganu admits mistake with the Idris Jusoh car figure. Maintenance is actually RM131,449.83 from 2004 to 2008.

Datuk Ahmad Said is personally using his 18 year old Mercedes-Benz as his official car as it was still in good condition. He added that the main culprits are gearbox maintenance and fuel consumption, which leads me to believe that these huge figures also include the fuel bills for the car.

The MB added that the Terengganu state government will be happy to auction off the newly-purchased E200Ks and return to using the Perdana V6 Executive if the Federal government bears the cost of maintaining the fleet.

The Star reported through its SMS alerts service today that several senior officers have been interviewed by the Terengganu ACA over the Perdana fleet’s maintenance costs.

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