PUTRAJAYA: The Proton Perdana will be retained as the official car for ministers and their deputies.
Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng as quoted in Borneo Post claimed that his team was informed by the supplier that there was an insufficient supply of Proton Perdana units, which is why Toyota Vellfire units were recommended as an alternative.
Consequently, however, confirmation that there was a sufficient supply of Proton Perdana units, was received.
Lim added the new contract will be finalized after it is scrutinized by the ministry’s Procurement Committee which Lim is not part of.
Prior to this, a news portal carried a story that the government was in the process of appointing a company to supply cars for official use by ministers and senior officers in the government.
This arrangement reportedly involved 32 Toyota Vellfire units for use by ministers and 3,000 Honda Accord units for the use of senior officers.