Thursday, October 30, 2008
How much is that chopper in the window......
The Defense Ministry Secretary-General says they cost...............RM1.1 billion
The Deputy Defense Minister says.............................RM1.604 billion
The Prime Minister-cum-Defense Minister says...............RM1.7 billion
And then the Prime Minister announces that the correct figure is actually RM1.604 billion, but he had thought it was RM1.67 billion and had rounded it up to RM1.7 billion!!!!!! But of course being the nice fler he thinks he is he also said, "I apologise for my mistake." Well, thank you. Sir! You are also a very funny guy. Really! Hahahahahahahahahaha..........sorry ah.
In case you haven't been keeping abreast of the news in our Parliament our government apparently signed the deals for the purchase of these choppers without testing them!!! Well, Najib did say that our fly-boys flew them a couple of times around the padi fields when they were being shown at the Langkawi International Marine Aerospace (LIMA) show la. Great!!! Spend billions based on a joy-ride!!! Malaysia Boleh! Some things just don't change eh? Hold on! There'll be more to come as the Police flers have also said they want to buy helicopters. And they want 12!
And as if to prime us all for the type of government we can expect if Najib becomes Prime Minister, when he was asked by the Oppostion to appoint an independent expert panel to evaluate the procurement process he said, "They are making too much of a big deal out of it."