The federal government has commissioned a new private jet for the use of Prime Minister Najib Abdul Razak, PKR secretary-general Rafizi Ramli alleged today.
Rafizi showed reporters a document that appears to confirm the hire-purchase deal by the Malaysian government to commission the new jet – am Airbus ACJ320 – from Jet Premier One (M) Sdn Bhd.
The company has also managed the government's current executive private jet, an Airbus ACJ 319, since December last year.
He also produced pictures of the alleged new jet, painted in '1Malaysia' livery and carrying the registration number 9H-AWK. Th eregistration number of the first jet was 9M-NAA.
Rafizi pointed out to the fact that the previous jet cost RM28.8 million in hire-purchase payments annually and also RM 5.5 million a year for maintenance fees.
“The amount for the new jet is quite exorbitant and the whole process was quite manipulative. This will be revealed in the next one or two weeks,” Rafizi said, saying that he was now seeking for a response from the government.
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