As much as I do not want to quote junk/rubbish from a Main Stream Media (MSM), I will need to as so far Malaysiakini have yet to do a report on this piece of news which I think it's news worthy.
I thought this current Mentri Besar (MB) of Terengganu, Ahmad Said, can think and calculate better than the former MB, Idris Jusoh. I am wrong!.
How in the world can buying 14 units of Mercedes E200 Kompressor cars at RM3.43mil for the use of its state executive councillors and senior officials, be beneficial and cost saving?.
As reported, "Ahmad cited the example of the Proton Perdana of state Commerce, Industry and Environment committee chairman Toh Chin Yaw, which has twice undergone expensive repairs costing RM50,000 within 36 months.".
That equals to RM 1,3888.89 per month of repair for 36 months. If that particular vehicle is being repaired EVERY month for 36 months, ok fine, else it's just a total waste of money and abuse of funds!.
In order to change the entire fleet, prove it to the people that the entire fleet is condemned and it is beyond repair!. Also, other brand of cheaper cars is an option too, not Mercedes which is consider luxurious, the tax payers pay you to do a job and not to live like a King and enjoy life!.
Here we are talking about the bad state of economy and how to make some extra income to make ends meet and at the same time, we have 'heroes' who spend unnecessary money.
RM 3.43 million can basically feed a whole kampung with 100 families for at least 5 long years, with RM 571.67 per month for one family!. You want to talk about long term planning, feeding the needy that way IS a long term plan!
Be it whether the money comes from the royalties or from their own coffers, this particular spending is just out of anyone's mind.