Combative as ever the Terengganu MB stood his ground. "Pugnacious" is one of the two words for me to sum up this fellow. The other one is "nitwit". Regardless of what have been said, he would not resign to the fact that such purchases were wasteful and not in accordance with the prescribed government rules & regulations.
Over lunch today when asked by one of my client about this issue, I was at loss for words. What is there for me to say? Despite being reprimanded by the cabinet, he's just not buying it. He retaliated with flimsy reasons together with unsubstantiated, uncorroborated and caustic examples and justifications, one after the other (the last being his predecessor's perdana v6's maintenance billings). Finally yesterday, as his latest salvo against the cabinet, he came out with his version of interpretation of a particular Treasury Circular.
He is one superhero indeed! Don't be surprised if he comes back after all this with Paklah's or Najib's car services bills and costings!
And that also goes to show how much control the Head Honcho of Malaysian government has currently and the level of respect that he commands. Despite all this, he is still impervious to pleas and signals by the rakyat and adamant as ever to give it a go as the PM for another 2 years.
I wonder why a Terengganu Exco Meeting was held in Kuala Lumpur's Le Meridien. Another cost-cutting measures by the state government, perhaps?
Nonetheless, it must be an awesome sight! A convoy of 14 brand new mercs coming all the way from KT to KL. Bila lagi mau try kereta baru! And the destination? The posh Le Meridien KL-lah to complement it all. Ada class-lah!
Anyway, how was the merc? Was the ride comfy and did you feel safe and secured enough , Datuk "MercSaid"?
It must be, after all it's a Merc, not some lousy Perdana V6!