RM790,000 spent on jets
The government spent RM792,325.20 for the use of executive jets by Prime Minister Datuk Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi and his deputy Datuk Seri Najib Razak between Feb 24 and Mar 7.
Abdullah said this in reply to Datuk Seri Abdul Hadi Awang (PAS - Marang)
in a time where even eating rice is getting so expensive that a stupid minister [man.... there are so many of them in Malaysia, yah?] tell the rakyat [ref here cos it sounds so unbelievable] to eal less rice, our caretaker PM and his deputy burns RM792,325.20 during campaigning period.
Prior to this, the usual "using the government machinery" during elections involved things like govt land build cabin, using the dewan serbaguna and things like these. Abdullah Ahmad Badawi has brought it to new heights.
Some Lulu thoughts
1. He obviously wasnt using it in his capacity as PM but more like head of i-want-to-campaign-and-help-you-win-not-realising-that-i-was-one-of-the-factors-why-you-lost Barisan
2. why must the rakyat's money have to be used for his own party's activities
3. good thing they won enough seats to still be the government. else the new government would probably be able to make a case to recover that expenditure.
Lulu will be looking forward to the questions which arise from the answer of this question.