‘Purchase of new cars made after assessment’

  • Nation
  • Saturday, 15 Feb 2020

MUAR: The recent purchase of new Toyota Camry cars for Johor executive council members was made after assessment by the Public Works Department (JKR), said Johor Mentri Besar Datuk Dr Sahruddin Jamal.

He said the state government had bought 15 Toyota Camry cars to replace the old official vehicles, the Honda Accord model which had been used for more than six years with an average mileage of between 350,000km and 400,000km.

Dr Sahruddin said due to the poor condition of some of the old cars, an assessment was conducted by JKR to seek a replacement.

“We started to use the cars (Toyota Camry) on Feb 12 and we are no longer using the Honda Accord vehicles. The state government had been planning to replace the old vehicles with the same model (Honda Accord) since last year but it was put on hold due to several factors,” he said after officiating the closing ceremony of a programme on the expansion of the Social Security Scheme for the Self-Employed here yesterday.

Also present was Social Security Organisation (Socso) chief executive Datuk Seri Dr Mohammed Azman Aziz Mohammed.

Dr Sahruddin was responding to a statement issued by Pasir Gudang MP Hassan Abdul Karim who questioned the rationality of the purchase of Toyota Camry cars for Johor exco members recently. — Bernama

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