"Lim said the reason the minister had opted to use a chartered airplane was due to his tight schedule and to prevent being late."http://www.malaysiakini.com/news/110396
but Lulu also has other things to do, so, Lulu check out one of his private flights aje-lah.
OTK took Tiong's plane on 19 feb 09 KL-JB etd 0745 and returned 2230.
on the night of 18th feb 2009, OTK attended the Chinese New Year celebration organised by the Federal Territories MCA at Chin Woo Hall, Kuala Lumpur.
so, guess he cant leave the night before else he'd disappoint all his fan club members from the FT MCA.
The next day, because of his tight schedule and to prevent being late, he took Tiong's private jet to JB, etd 0745.
Lulu's not sure what he did in the daytime, but he was at the Association Chinese Chambers of Commerce and Industry of Malaysia’s (ACCCIM) 62nd anniversary dinner at night.
And because of the dinner, and because of his tight schedule and to prevent being late, he took Tiong's private jet back to KL etd 2230.
Lulu looked up the diff available common people's airplane
first in last out
MAS 0715 2035
Air Asia 0755 0945
Firefly 0715 1900
maybe cos there was no flight to take him home that same night, but aiyah...., if the plane left at 2230JB, it would have arrive after 2300. Did OTK have an important meeting in KL after midnight? What was he rushing back at this mm-keen-tak-kong [cannot see brightness] time? Err... meeting a deepthroat? checking the status of RM10mil vs other people's RM100mil?
Isnt there the option of staying over in JB that night and taking the first flight back to KL the next day? WOuldn't that have been wiser use of the Rakyat's money?
btw, CHina Press reports that
that the government's General Order stated that all officials including ministers can only fly Malaysia Airlines, AirAsia and use government owned cars.opps-ie daisy OTK. Looks like you going to have to sendiri foot the bill. Or at least make the party pay for it-lah.
Quoting an anonymous government source, the report added that at no time are ministers allowed to use private aircraft.
The source said all external expenses must be given prior approval by the chief secretary of the ministry because the ministry treasury will issue a 'local order'.
"Thus, the transport minister and his secretary's statement that they have not received an invoice is misleading the public.
"Under the local order, post-dated invoices or bills cannot be claimed," said the source.
Its quite ironic and amusing thinking how Tiong has taken Ong on a ride, in more ways than one. LOL!