Previously there was an issue whereby the government spends RM100 Million on Najib’s private jet and here the Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department, Shahidan Kassim explains why it’s for the best using private jet instead of MAS.
1. Malaysian Airlines does not cover all areas
2. It’s unsuitable for country’s leader to board commercial aircraft with other passengers
3. It’s not good for the country’s image
4. The Prime Minister has to wait with other passengers before he can fly which is not good and time consuming
Datuk Seri Shahidan Kassim also added that the private jet owned by the government is not specifically rented for the Prime Minister as it is also used by the Yang Di-Pertuan Agong, Deputy Yang Di-Pertuan Agong and the Deputy Prime Minister for their official visits.