Terengganu under Idris....
Monsoon Cup... where all the contracts to develop the state purportedly went to contractors out of the state. Idris has "failed" to ensure oil royalty money going back to the state and although he led BN to victory in the last GE, he was unseated as the MB... so they chose Said to be their MB instead.
This is what happens.. HERE
The state bought 14 of the luxury cars for RM3.43mil to replace the Proton Perdana V6 Executive cars that had been purchased in 2004.
The new cars are for the exco members, the state assembly speaker, the state secretary, the state legal adviser and the state finance officer.
The new cars with tinted windows carry the state emblem with the wording “Exco Kerajaan Negeri” embossed on the number plate.
State Secretary Datuk Mokthar Nong said the decision to use Mercedes-Benz cars was made several months ago.
The state took delivery of the cars earlier this month.
He said the German cars were bought for the safety of the state officials who had to travel extensively and to reduce the cost of maintenance.This is probably why they need the oil royalty for.... and also to tell Proton... you suck! eh? But they deflected it saying they did not use oil royalty for the purchase and shifted the blame back to Idris... hahahaha... good one...
Of course they don't! They utilized the oil money for other contracts and siphon the money into buying Mercedes! Does not take a do-do to understand that. While Penang Councillors are still using their Perdanas, I wonder why they need to change the 4 year old Perdanas... must be total wreck after 4 years huh? That the cost of maintenance is so high!?
Maybe they are afraid that they may hit a cow or two along fenced TOLLED highways... (read The Sun today... MAIN PAGE! where 2 die along the highway after their car ram into a COW!)
Updates HERE. Claims of maintenance cost of Perdana to be RM175k to RM225k! Some blog information.