Guan Eng, Penang excos return official cars

Lim Guan Eng (front centre)  with other Penang exco members returning their official car to State Secretary Datuk Seri Farizan Darus (fourth from left) at Komtar April 10, 2018. — Picture by Sayuti Zainudin
Lim Guan Eng (front centre) with other Penang exco members returning their official car to State Secretary Datuk Seri Farizan Darus (fourth from left) at Komtar April 10, 2018. — Picture by Sayuti Zainudin

GEORGE TOWN, April 11 – Penang's caretaker chief minister and his executive councillors have sent back their official cars to the state government, following the dissolution of the state assembly yesterday.

Lim Guan Eng said the 12 cars, 11 Toyota Camry and a Mercedes-Benz, were returned last night. The cars were used by the 11 excos and Lim’s political secretary, Wong Hon Wai.

“Today, all of the excos and I are using our own personal cars to travel to work and events,” he said.

He added that they could also walk if events were nearby or even take the state’s newly-launched and free Congestion Alleviation Transport (CAT) bus services.

He said the caretaker state government will adhere to all ruling by not using official state cars during this period until after the elections on May 9.

Lim urged the caretaker federal government ministers to follow suit.

“I hope the caretaker ministers will also hand over their jets and helicopters and if they need to take a flight, they should book tickets at commercial airlines or rent helicopters,” he said.

The 14th general election will be held on May 9 after an 11-day campaign period.

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