Finance ministry to decide on government vehicle fleet supplier – 32 Toyota Vellfires, 3,000 Honda Accords

Finance ministry to decide on government vehicle fleet supplier – 32 Toyota Vellfires, 3,000 Honda Accords

According to a report by NST, the finance ministry, pending the approval of the Cabinet, will decide on a company to supply official vehicles used by ministers and high-ranking government officials, department cars, as well as vehicles used by the police force.

“The task of appointing a company is still the responsibility of the finance ministry, which will either see existing vehicles continuing to be used or they will be replaced with new vehicles,” said domestic trade and consumer affairs minister Datuk Seri Saifuddin Nasution Ismail. He added, “we have previously discussed which measure would save the government more money, whether a vehicle allowance or providing an official vehicle. This will be decided by the finance ministry.

The need to appoint a new company comes after the end of a 25-year government concession with Spanco in December 2018 – the company was then given an extension to continue managing the fleet until the end of 2019.

Finance ministry to decide on government vehicle fleet supplier – 32 Toyota Vellfires, 3,000 Honda Accords

In February 2019, the government made a request for proposal for a 15-year contract, which includes 32 Toyota Vellfire MPVs and 3,000 Honda Accord sedans. Currently, ministers and senior government officials were using Proton Perdana and Toyota Camry sedans, respectively.

Meanwhile, 1,300 police patrol vehicles and 8,000 units of the Proton Saga and Persona models are also reportedly part of the deal. While the size of the concession has yet to be revealed, it is estimated that based on the current fleet of 12,500 vehicles, the contract could be worth RM300 million a year from the fifth year onwards.

The Naza Group, Berjaya Group, Sime Darby, DRB-Hicom, Samling Group, Comos and Go Auto are among those are interested in the tender, with Spanco aiming to retain its concession.

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  • Buloh on Jan 02, 2020 at 10:38 am

    bravo ph… memang dasar penjimatan malaysia baharu ni benar2 berhasil

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    • Veyron Owner on Jan 02, 2020 at 7:24 pm

      Toyota Vellfire remain the favourite ride among our govt minister. Former hardworking bn minister loved his 3 Vellfire. Also in collection,

      Ducati Hypermotard, Ducati Diavel Carbon, Kawasaki KLX250, BMW R1200 GS, BMW R1200RT and BMW C600, 2 Lexus LX, BMW 320i, Mercedez Benz CLS 350, Toyota Land Cruiser, Honda Odyssey, Chrysler Jeep Wrangler, Audi Q7 and Honda C100

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      • But see the main difference. Under BN all their Velfires and Alphards are bought by them and belonged to them. Under PH now, what we see is government expenditure for THEIR Velfires and Alphards. We are paying for them. This is plain kleptocracy out in the open.

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  • taknakhonda on Jan 02, 2020 at 10:40 am

    After a while, ministers will regret of driving Honda Accord and start to worry

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  • Bieight on Jan 02, 2020 at 10:49 am

    Government should use Bentley and jaguar

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  • Why dont use buatan malaysia on Jan 02, 2020 at 10:58 am

    Rakyat pay for it so we got to decide

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    • Rakyat Malaysia on Jan 02, 2020 at 11:44 am

      facelifted Proton Saga and Persona best choice.

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    • Rakyat biasa on Jan 02, 2020 at 4:08 pm

      Ok let me decide for them since they couldn’t make up their mind. Provide official car for ministers and cover all the expenses including maintenance and parking.
      For senior officials just give them some allowance to replace the car since they can use their own cars to work. Maintenance wise also not cost-effective as these people won’t take care of the car properly. Just look around how many Accordana or Perdana official car been using to bring family for holiday and balik kampung. Isn’t it supposed to be used for official matters only? They even claimed for tolls and some other craps related to the car as well.
      If government can scrap the critical allowances for young fresh graduates it won’t be difficult to scrap some perks given to these senior government officials who had been abusing their official cars and residences at the expense of hard-earned taxpayers.

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      • Actually, there are two categories of goverment-issued cars. One is Kenderaan Rasmi Jawatan and second is Kenderaan Rasmi Jabatan.

        Kenderaan Rasmi Jawatan is for all JUSA C & above government officials (head of ministries, head of depts, specialist doctors, judges & other high ranking officials). Minister and their assistants (political secretary & others) will also be supplied with Kenderaan Rasmi Jawatan. They can use this car for their personal use (go to pasar, shopping & balik kampung). They can keep the car at home too. As for fuel & tol allowances, not sure if they can use for personal or not.

        Easily identified: its the older perdana accord or the current redesigned one. 2.0 for JUSA C & B (in grey) and 2.4 for JUSA A above (in black).

        Another one is Kenderaan Rasmi Jabatan. This is dedicated for official use only & usually there will be logo on the cars. This one can only be driven by authorized driver i.e. the ministry’s or dept’s appointed & dedicated driver. Cannot bring home. Must be parked at the office after usage.

        There is a comprehensive circular on this one.

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  • Anonymous on Jan 02, 2020 at 11:04 am

    This is weirdly funny… Govt builds not ONE but TWO national cars… which are now considered more as locally produced cars. Govt intends to spur THIRD national / locally manufactured car… but suddenly ready to give out 15 year tender to foreign car makes…!

    Must be wonderful that Govt supports the NAP and local businesses in this way.

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    • Tse Tung on Jan 02, 2020 at 11:22 am

      Government officials are hardworking, they need cars from the hardworking Japanese.

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    • If only DRB were smarter and more capable to make good national cars. rebadged since 1985, epic phailed NEP and NAP. Accord ckd make

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    • I support to award to foreign makers like Honda. This is because Proton doesnt have the economy of scale and their parts tend to be limited and expensive in the long run.. Worst for those home grown models like Waja, Previe that doesnt share parts with other makers. Waja parts are getting more expensive as they dont produce anymore and simple parts like brakes are even more expensive than Mercedes.. The Saga and Wira of older days are easier as they share parts with Mitsubishi.. Big manufacturers are still producing parts of older cars because of the huge amount of old cars still exist around the world, and Proton cant afford to do that as their market is very small.
      It is easier to say that supporting local manufacturer to save cost, but in the long run using foreign cars makes more financial sense..

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      • Anonymous on Jan 03, 2020 at 10:11 am

        Economy of scale…? Are you sure Proton cannot produce mere 3000 units of Perdana..? or the new Geely sedan..? Get real..!

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  • Ex VGM on Jan 02, 2020 at 11:05 am

    I am just hoping the govt to find another company other than spanco to operate the big vehicle fleet. And I hope this time govt won’t allow the company to buy cars like spanco and charge the govt skyhigh. No doubt the cars taxes go back to govt (left pocket money to right pocket) but should it be easier and cheaper if the govt buy cars without taxes and let the service provider do the maintenance.

    Companies like NAzA, sime Darby, DRB and go auto all have common interests in which they will promote the cars they sell to the govt.

    Like kia, Peugeot. Proton, Honda, haval… Etc.

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    • Dr Strange on Jan 02, 2020 at 11:13 am

      SUV is better. amek Proton X70 Ckd our govt fleet

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    • Wrong choice for minsters on Jan 02, 2020 at 11:14 am

      Well, ministers should have buy Proton/Perodua instead of Honda Accord. Save cost and maintenance will be cheaper. Quality is good than Honda. Therefore Honda in Malaysia is not non national cars

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      • Wrong choice for ministers on Jan 02, 2020 at 11:21 am

        I mean Honda Malaysia is non national car

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      • Perodua won’t keep minister alive that’s why Perodua not qualified in the list.

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      • what?? on Jan 02, 2020 at 2:11 pm

        Quality better than honda… so honda is not non national????

        Your sentence doesnt make sense..

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      • Government Under Review on Jan 02, 2020 at 4:44 pm

        Before next cabinet meeting, raykat needs an urgent to readjust their planning. Please don’t buy so MANY 3000 ACCORDS. That’s not what the government is doing!!!!

        Moreover, Ministers and government will not enjoy for 15 years, you will have more frustrated for driving Honda Accord for using 1 year or lesser than. It is better to cancel order for 3000 Honda Accords and buy P2.

        So please, if like that, we will not vote for PH for the next GE15 election.

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  • vivizurianti on Jan 02, 2020 at 12:13 pm

    Govt said country is burdened with heavy debt.

    Govt said country must be thrift in spending.

    Govt said many allocation being review and cost cutting inevitable. Many project being axed.

    Govt asked rakyat to spend wisely, buys only the neccesity and avoid spending on the unneccessary.

    Most rakyat drive their old-beat-up cars to work, to fetch kids at school, to market, etc. Running & maintaining the cars cost money. Other rakyat rides kapchai to work daily, facing rain, sun and all the risk and hazards along the trip.

    And now, the Govt gonna spend tonnes of money for new luxury cars for the ministers and gang?

    Banyak cantik….

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  • The government officer will be very happy, used the accord to shopping on weekend, I can see it all those accord/perdana part at shopping centre everywhere, especially at putrajaya and cyberjaya, used our people money just for them to used for shopping, these people is too greedy.

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  • Rakyat on Jan 02, 2020 at 12:49 pm

    Replace Vellfire with Exora CFE or Alza and Honda Accord with Persona or Myvi/Bezza.
    Its cheaper to buy and runs…oopps i forgot, this is the gomen we talk about…..

    Anyway, is it by law that high ranking gomen officials must be transported around in fancy cars?

    At least with rakyat-level cars they can feel our road better, feel whats it like living ‘normally’ which in turn assist them in managing our money better.
    We can also save on lower fc as these cars could not go as quick as their escort rider. Lower speed means lesser fc. Also, didnt they said that speed kills?

    I got another idea…
    The Exora/Alza/Persona/Bezza is to be only used for trip above 50km. Anything less, a kapchai.

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  • pakatan rakyat on Jan 02, 2020 at 12:52 pm

    allowance up, use luxury cars, but rakyat suffered by those bloody hell taxes beginning 2020! Hell!

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  • Apa Ini on Jan 02, 2020 at 1:01 pm

    Well, our Gov tried so hard telling the entire World that we are Broke and can’t afford much to subsidise the Rakyat. Now they feel Malu to use affordable car like Toyota Innova amd Proton Perdana… Why must they use the expensive Vellfire and Accord??? Talk one thing, act another.

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  • Vellfires n accords. And i tot msia are almost bankrupt. But wait, its 2020. Msia is fully developed so we can afford… not!

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  • DrStrange on Jan 02, 2020 at 2:01 pm

    I just want to say X70 > all

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  • what happened to country debt on Jan 02, 2020 at 2:08 pm

    Shouldnt they be using the money to reduce country debt instead of buying unnecessary stuffs?

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  • John Doe on Jan 02, 2020 at 3:20 pm

    Proton x70, Saga for all MP!

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  • vivizurianti on Jan 02, 2020 at 4:56 pm

    Other countries’ MP and some ministers even walk to their offices. Some major city mayor ride the train to work just like other citizen.

    While our useless MP, minister, VIP, etc in developing country (with ailing economy) burden with mega-debt wanna sit in luxury vehicles?

    No wonder Malaysia economy isnt going anywhere, when the govt ppl only think about syoik-sendiri & spending money for themself.

    What a lousy role model!

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  • Not Toyota Fan on Jan 02, 2020 at 5:35 pm

    Syukur Msia Aman

    Menteri dapat duduk selesa dalam Velfire baru. Rakyat makin kena ikat perut. Pakatan Hopeless kata gomen hutang 1Trillion tapi suddenly ada duit beli Velfire baru untuk Mini-Star. Janji menteri syiok kan, kan, kan?

    No wonder Ah Loke quickly made new windows tinting ruling, rupa2 nya, for his 2020 new Velfire. Pandai lah Ah Loke.

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  • Angry Voters on Jan 02, 2020 at 6:04 pm

    Firstly why Honda Accord when we have New Perdana being used currently or is our Tun Supremo murka with Proton and hence no longer supporting his ex-baby?

    Secondly why Velfire when we never have a need for one and most of our current ministers have them in their own garages, even our newly minted college grad minister could buy an Alphard which I have to question where did he get his money so soon after just 1 year as minister.

    Thirdly it doesn’t seem like this went thru proper and transparent bidding process and smacks the face of PH promises.

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  • Regret on Jan 03, 2020 at 12:09 am

    Why only Vellfire? Since you are spending tax payers money might as well go for Rolls Royce and Lamborghinis.. Enjoy while you can one term government

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  • knp tak support Proton Perdana saja. Platform Honda Accord jugak, macho dan lagi besar

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  • Asked us to tighten our belt but they never tighten theirs.

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  • hellyosayos on Jan 07, 2020 at 11:44 pm

    An idea came out from the brain who always enacted deficit budget year by year in his previous state government. Yet everybody of his clan still supports him for the sake of group interest. Malaysiabahalol.

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