RM1m spent on Proton Perdana car repairs By Syed Umar Ariff

A TOTAL of RM1.028 million was spent to maintain and repair 14 Proton Perdana executive cars used by the state executive councillors and high-ranking senior officers in Johor since 2005.
Menteri Besar Datuk Abdul Ghani Othman said this year, the Proton Perdana with registration plate number JDT 7 used by state Agriculture and Agro-based Industries Committee chairman incurred the highest maintenance cost at RM62,331.30. During the four-year period, the Proton Perdana with registration plate number JDT 12 used by state Youth and Sports Committee chairman had the highest overall maintenance cost at RM122,961.06."The cars are sent for repairs or service after a decision by the mechanical division of the Works Department," said Ghani in replying to Dr Mohammad Taslim (Pas-Maharani).Ghani said nine companies were commissioned to provide repair works to the official cars.

They are Y.L. Auto Sdn Bhd, Kar Konsep Sdn Bhd, Scania (M) Sdn Bhd, High Grade Garage Sdn Bhd, Teraju Megah Sdn Bhd, JP Kemunchak Sdn Bhd, New Sankyo Enterprise, Perkhidmatan Kimpalan Kenderaan Ri Jia and Alam Biro Auto.

SOURCE: (Sept 12 2008)