I think Badawi don't have what it takes to be Prime Minister. If you are stupid please don't announce your stupidity in the papers please. This is embarrassing the whole nation. What's the point of keeping the 14 cars and limiting the usage only for foreign VIPs. The questions that come to mind are:
-What's the frequency of visits of foreign VIPs? How many major functions are there in Terengganu.
-They can't use the Perdana v6? Why?
-Why is this trival matter still hanging in the air and becoming an issue
Now, Terengganu's got capex of RM3.43 million for something of limited use- end of the day the cars will be left at the carpark with an excuse to auction them of cheaply to, well, the councilors of course. For now, they can just salivate and caress the bonnet only.
Below is the full report copy and pasted from The Star:
KUALA LUMPUR: Terengganu can keep its 14 Mercedes Benzes bought for RM3.43mil recently but they can only be used for foreign dignitaries.
That was the decision reached by Prime Minister Datuk Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi, his deputy Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak and Terengganu Mentri Besar Datuk Ahmad Said.
“We said (to Ahmad) the important thing was that the Cabinet had decided that the state government should not use the cars for its executive councillors.
“I said use the Mercedes cars for guests who are visiting,” Abdullah said yesterday.
Najib, who was in Kuala Terengganu last night, also repeated the message that the 14 Mercedes E200 Kompressors could only be used for visiting dignitaries, and even then, for major functions. Earlier in the morning, Ahmad had tried to give the impression that the councillors could still use the cars by saying that the matter had been resolved.
“I told them that the state government has not spent extravagantly and the decision to procure the Mercedes cars was done after two years of evaluation,” he said.
When asked whether the Mercedes Benzes would be used as official cars, Ahmad replied “Wait and see.
“I have also received support from other state leaders and ministers on my move (to replace the Proton Perdanas).”