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Tuesday December 31, 2013 MYT 2:03:00 PM
Tuesday December 31, 2013 MYT 3:53:22 PM
by christopher tan
Guan Eng with the new Mercedes.
GEORGE TOWN: The state government has purchased a Mercedes-Benz S300L for the usage of Penang Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng.
State Financial Officer Datuk Mokhtar Jait said the Chief Minister was entitled to two cars - Mercedes-Benz S400 and Mercedes-Benz S300 - but Lim only used one vehicle.
The chief minister started using the Mercedes-Benz, which was purchased at RM298,263.75, on Monday.
The original price of the Mercedes-Benz S300L was RM657,218.
“The Mercedes-Benz S300L was exempted from tax and was given a special discount of RM100,000," said Mokhtar.
“The supplier of Mercedes-Benz has also given assurance that the state does not need to buy the Mercedes-Benz S300L and can return it to the supplier if the tax exemption was not granted."
Mokhtar said a state exco meeting was held on Nov 20 and a collective decision was made to purchase the luxury car.
“The Toyota Camry 2.5 that was used by Lim will be used by the Deputy Speaker Maktar Shapee,” he said.
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