Total Disregard For PM & Cabinet - Terengganu Exco Member Drives To JB Flora Fest In New Mercedes
Datuk Za'abar Mohd Adib, Chairman of the State Tourism and Culture, Arts and Heritage Committee, was questioned by reporters on the use of the car which, along with the other 13 Mercedes Benz cars, was to be used only for guests of the Terengganu government.
"I feel the issue has been overblown," he said, adding that he would leave the matter to Terengganu Menteri Besar Datuk Ahmad Said to make a decision.
He said the issue would be discussed at the next meeting of the state executive council.
Za'abar had used the Mercedes car for the first time last Wednesday when he came to Kuala Lumpur to attend a meeting of the Terengganu state executive council held in the federal capital.
Prime Minister Datuk Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi had said on Friday that Terengganu could keep the Mercedes Benz E200 Kompressor cars it had bought for RM3.43 million but use them only for guests of the state government.
The Terengganu government had bought the Mercedes Benz cars to replace the Proton Perdana V6 Executive cars which it said were too costly to maintain. (Bernama)
***** So much for Pak Lah's directive. This bugger in Terengganu, Za'abar knows full well that nothing will come out of complaining about him to the PM. The whole issue looks like a financial misadventure followed up by a cosmetic 'investigation' and a 'firm' directive which is probably another sandiwara - "we'll close-one-eye if you guys let the whole thing blow over for now and later you can use these Mercs as you like".
Well whatever may be the reality, it is still an act of total disrespect to the PM and the Cabinet for Za'abar to use the vehicle in blatant contravention of the directive. Will Pak Lah take action? Don't bet on it.