Friday, January 03, 2014

Perdana Two: PMO Responds

"Aircraft lease ended Dec 31, 2013". The following is the response from the Prime Minister's Office to my posting Perdana Two, which I based on the story Big Dog broke here. I passed a copy of the release to the blog, run by Zakhir Mohamad, as soon as I was emailed a copy. He is not happy about something else - the lack of professional courtesy shown to him.

In any case, here's the Press Release:

Kenyataan Akhbar 
Penggunaan Pesawat Khas 
Pejabat Perdana Menteri ingin menarik perhatian berhubung laporan blog mengenai penggunaan pesawat khas untuk Perdana Menteri. 
Laporan tersebut mengandungi beberapa fakta yang salah dan tidak tepat yang boleh menimbulkan persepsi yang tidak tepat kepada penggunaan pesawat khas tersebut. 
Kerajaan sebelum ini memiliki 5 buah pesawat khas iaitu ACJ A319, BBJ, Fokker F28, Global Express dan Falcon 900 yang diperuntukkan untuk kegunaan YDP Agong, YAB Perdana Menteri, dan YAB Timbalan Perdana Menteri. 
Tertakluk kepada syarat-syarat yang ditetapkan oleh Kerajaan, pesawat-pesawat ini juga boleh diluluskan untuk kegunaan oleh DYMM Sultan-sultan dan TYT Yang Dipertua-Yang Dipertua Negeri, YB Menteri-Menteri dan Timbalan-Timbalan Menteri, tetamu-tetamu Kerajaan Persekutuan dari negara asing, Pegawai-pegawai Kanan Kerajaan serta orang-orang kenamaan. 
Pada Ogos 2012, pesawat Fokker F28 telah dilupuskan kerana telah berusia lebih 30 tahun dan tiada pesawat gantian dicadangkan. 
Pada tahun lepas, pesawat BBJ dan ACJ A319 telah dijadualkan untuk menjalani proses penyelenggaraan wajib. Pesawat BBJ menjalani urusan penyelenggaraan di antara Januari-Julai 2013 sementara ACJ319 di antara 15 Jun-8 Oktober. 
Sejajar dengan itu, Jabatan Perdana Menteri yang bertanggungjawab atas urusan pesawat khas Kerajaan telah mengambil keputusan menyewa sebuah pesawat lain ACJ A320 bagi menampung kekurangan pesawat. 
Pesawat ACJ A320 ini disewa di antara 1 Februari - 31 Disember 2013 setelah mendapati pesawat BBJ memerlukan lebih masa bagi urusan penyelenggaraan. 
Penggunaan pesawat khas membolehkan Ketua Negara dan Ketua Kerajaan bergerak di dalam dan luar negara dengan keadaan keselamatan yang lebih terjamin. Selain itu, Anggota Pentadbiran yang sibuk dengan pelbagai urusan tidak terikat kepada jadual perjalanan komersil di samping kepentingan menjaga imej negara. 
Pejabat Perdana Menteri
Putrajaya
3 Januari 2014

29 comments:

Anonymous said...

macam tu la cepat respond to question like this jangan lembab sebab gaji kopopaprang mahal ooooo....tolong buat keje....jangan tido....now my question

why lease dari orang lain kalau tak silap aku MAS banyak kapal terbang grounded sebab tak de route....
kenapa tak sewa from MAS as and when you need it and fitted to how you want it to be..... should it be cheaper that way adala juga income untuk MAS...

Anonymous said...

Pegawai-pegawai Kanan Kerajaan serta orang-orang kenamaan pun boleh guna private jet? wow bestnye!

eri said...

thats why i believe they should just go back to the old ways…..rent from MAS when its needed and it can be fitted within days with all the amenities turning the plane into a VVIP Jet.
That way the goverment dont have to mantain an aeroplane which is proven to be very expensive….just maintain the smaller jets for region usage.....domestic bole naik domestic flight biar mesra rakyat sikit.....

Anonymous said...

Kita jangan cepat nak buat kesimpulan yang bukan bukan.MAS pasti ada penjadualan mereka sendiri. Tak kan nak sewakan pesawat mereka untuk kegunaan lain dan juga buat 'fitting' lepas tu terpaksa cari pesawat gantian bila ada keperluan. Respect lah sikit prosedur yang pasti ada. Jangan kita terbawa bawa 'flavor' semasa.

Anonymous said...

Have a real trilling fun, babies Najib and Rosmah. After all UMNO no need to worry about not being elected to lead the government. It's all simple arithmetic deduction that Malay votes are immorally cheap with a mere RM500.00 bribe, and Bangla/Pinoy/Indo votes cost nothing.

The rural Malays after all only understand sampan, lembu, padi and RM500 duit percuma. Give them another RM500, even their teeth will drop down.

eri said...

anon 11:53

Thats how it was done before, believe me we us to operate those flight...tak percaya tanya MH crew in the 80s...

eri said...

anon 11:53

Thats how it was done before, believe me we us to operate those flight...tak percaya tanya MH crew in the 80s...

Jabalnur said...

Alahai, apala nak lease jet jet tu. Maintenence saja tak berbalio karer deme.Tu tak masuk minyak gaji pilot dll.

Apa yang special sangat Najib ni? Dah berapa banyak FDI yang dia daj bawa masuk?
Dok buka banyak sekolah Cina ada ler. Tu bukan akan datang hasil pada negara, bahkan merosak negara ada ler..Kan Cina dah naik kepala sampai rang undang islam pun depa nak pantau? Apa orang islam kena dapat approval diaorang dulu kdr?.

Dulu Che Det sana sini satu dunia pun naik MAS jer. Tapo hasil usaha orang tua tu hanya dgn nsik MAS pun dapat naikkan Malasia sebagai salah satu negara pendagang terbesar didunia.

Jssa Najib apa? Rosak megara ada ler. Hasil yang dia bawa? Orang Melayu islam dah tak dihormati lagi (sebab tak pandai pilih ketua)
Mana Cina tak syok senang sangat kena tipu. Tu takoa lagu...dah kena topu dia nak "national reconcoliation lag... cina dah sepak dia dia dok pi sembah lagi...

Dulu ada ISA dia lagi pandai..mansuhkan ISA.
Ada DEB. dia lagi pandai..dia buat 1Malaysia.
Semua sama Melayu Cina semua sama. Yang Melayu nak beli rumah ataih 100 ribu pun dah merangkak, dgn ada 1Malaysia Najib kelas mekayu pertengahan menguncup.

Najib ngan Pak Lah sama jer...berlagak No.1,.
Kata org Serawak Sik mau kalah..
Jadi pemimpin? "CLUELESS!"

Anonymous said...

TOO LATE. RESPONSE PUN TAK GUNA. DAMAGE DONE....THANKS TO BLOGGERS WHO CRAVE FOR ATTENTION...POST SOMETHING RAW SEBELUM SIASAT FAKTA AND EXPECT REACTION FROM PMO. BELAH LAH. BANYAK LAGI BENDA BOLEH BUAT UNTUK BANTU AGAMA, BANGSA DAN NEGARA. SETAKAT DUDUK KAT SKRIN KOMPUTER SELAK SANA SELAK SINI CARI KESALAHAN ORANG LAIN...TAK PAYAH LA...HANYA SESUAI UNTUK ORANG OVERWEIGHT YANG DAH TAK RELEVAN TAPI MASIH MELALAK MACAM ANJING

Anonymous said...

Stragely, the clarification from PMO does not seem to touch on FLOM's right to usage of these jets.

Interesting that they noted that "jadual sibuk..." requires pte jets....Rosmah has a busy schedule??

MasAgungKL said...

Those who wish to commence, throw your sarong away and show your balls please. Not sure you guys got balls atau chibye!!!!!why post Anonymous when we have correctly respond to this crisis? Bodoh pura2 bodoh..enough is enough, just stop playing you fire and emotion. Orang Johor muka tebal dan BER-HAK harus bangkit sekarang..mana Datuk Baharom Abdul Ghani, Naib President????

Anonymous said...

"Comlux did not reveal how much the plane was leased for but according to the company's brochure, the approximate operating cost for its Airbus ACJ320 flight is US$8,350.31 (RM27,501.75) per hour."

"In a parliamentary reply on Nov 7 last year, Minister in the Prime Minister's Department Shahidan Kassim revealed that the government spent RM14.95 million for fuel and RM160.08 million in maintenance for VVIP flights in 2012."

Who made money from Comlux as "go-between"? And how much did they make? Hope nobody comes to an explosive end, it seems dangerous to broker anything for the gomen.

Phew...RM160.08 million in maintenance...bearing in mind that the gomen paid more than RM50K to maintain one dot matrix printer in 2011, how do we know this the right price?

Ahhhhhh, what do I know, I'm just one the faceless 29 million. Let the orang kaya get richer while we suffer, aku peduli apa.

Ex-AA & Co said...

So PMO leased the ACJ320 for 11 months.

That is a lot of money. Im guessing, in the neighbourhood of RM40-50 million.

There is a handsome amount of profit element here.

Is that good expenditure, especially it is part of Operating Budget of 2013? More over, part of the travel is purely for politics and party work.

I think this response would draw more questions raised.

Another point troubling in my head; Why cant Najib the Felinist use the Bombardier Global Express, sinxe its already there?

Why must charter an ACJ320?

Tun Dr Mahathir used the Global Express. Even until present day (Not the TUDM one lah!)

Anonymous said...

Anon 11.59
Please mind your language. I am a rural Malay in Baling who has to drive 10km for a decent internet connection. Don't simply call us rural Malay stupid and perasuah because we too have maruah.
in case you do not know the rural Malays in Baling are most astute when electing their representatives. The Baling Parlimentary constituency has been changing from many years of UMNO to independent, then back to UMNO, and then PAS and now UMNO again.
Many of you look down on Azeez Rahim on his lack of formal education. But the people of Baling elected him because he works very hard for them. And most of all dia tak berlagak, dan tak sombong.
So let us the stupid kampong Malay choose the reps that we like and you city sleekers yours.

Anonymous said...

It seems to me there are govt servants just standing by to provide swift response to defend the PM on issues like this. If only services to the tax payers are just as good.

I lost count but there must be great demand for those private jets so much so that govt couldn't wait for repairs to be done and had to hire some more...

Kalau dah perangai membazir duit orang tu susah nak tukar lah

Anonymous said...

The actual truth is ....when these VIP's leave their MAS flights , their next worry would be if their baggage awaiting to be collected is stolen ??? That will unearth a whole lot of worms --- in $$$$$$$$$ stashed in their travels in and out of the country.

SIMPLE truth ................ Takut konon.
Safety tak terjamin, konon !!! Phui !

Al said...

Explanations and response from our government of late - be it from PMO, Ministers & even numero uno seems to be unreliable. Proven many a times not being right & far from the truth. Perhaps need to be audited & see the results. Credibility issue ...

Anonymous said...

"The rural Malays after all only understand sampan, lembu, padi and RM500 duit percuma. Give them another RM500, even their teeth will drop down."

What a racist statement!

Anonymous said...

"BANYAK LAGI BENDA BOLEH BUAT UNTUK BANTU AGAMA, BANGSA DAN NEGARA. SETAKAT DUDUK KAT SKRIN KOMPUTER SELAK SANA SELAK SINI CARI KESALAHAN ORANG LAIN...TAK PAYAH LA...HANYA SESUAI UNTUK ORANG OVERWEIGHT YANG DAH TAK RELEVAN TAPI MASIH MELALAK MACAM ANJING!"

Bertaubatlah, wahai si Rocky, bertaubatlah (and in all caps, too, so BERTAUBATLAH.)

Although apa hal with "OVERWEIGHT"?

This guy is being very rude.

I don't care about being "relevant" anyway, as long as the guy who signs my cheques sees some minimal blog activity from time to time. Whatever.

But fat?

Come on, that's just not nice.

Anonymous said...

waaaaa.....banyaknyer kapaitrobang deme ade..pastu hindik rakyat sampai makan bubuq pown xlepeih...patut pown negara akan bangkrap...pm n d gang nak bergaya mcm sultan brunei....sultan brunei tolong rakyat dia..pm n d gang di pilih rakyat tuk jaga negara tp perabih reta negara dan menekan rakyat...tu kalu rakyat duk puji tun m..sentap sentap sentap xabis2...dasar xreti buat kerja....pemalas...maaf hangin...

Anonymous said...

anon 11:59,

better watch your mouth. dont think us rural malays are stupid and dumb. fuck you!!

Anonymous said...

Hey Duke. ..They have not woken up...They are still sleeping....

Anonymous said...

How about the bombardier global express and the falcon.

The PMO think we are stupid.

Hundreds of millions spent on jets. Its still unacceptable even to us BN supporters,

Anonymous said...

He most likely lost his balls in the lalang.

Anonymous said...

Maybe No Class doing that, just thought

Anonymous said...

Good on you, you have chosen, happy suffering then

Anonymous said...

Its their rice bowl else they would have been unemployed

Anonymous said...

Truth always hurts

safiai saad said...

The point is we are getting poorer by the day.If you can cut cost why not.You may justify with myriad of reasons,but we must reduce government expenditure.
No name calling it is just prudent management.