The Perak state government will purchase a new fleet of Proton Perdanas for executive councillors to replace the Toyota Camrys bought by the Pakatan Rakyat (PR) administration.
Mentri Besar Datuk Dr Zambry Kadir said "We will get them new and cheap. We have always believed in using the Proton cars because they are our national pride. We are aware that there were previous complaints on the high cost of maintenance for the vehicles. This is one of our concerns too.However, we will speak with Proton on how to better maintain the vehicles without forking out too much,".
The state's 16 Toyota Camrys, used by the previous Pakatan Rakyat (PR) government as their official vehicles, will be auctioned off at the State Secretariat's car park from 9.30am to 4pm from May 4 to 18.The reserve price for each vehicle is at RM148,000.