Will the 3rd national car be the price to pay for “brainless patriotism” or ego stoking?
In reposting a commentary on his blog back in 2012, DAP supremo Lim Kit Siang had whined that “Proton is the prize to pay for brainless patriotism.” Proton’s colossal losses are well known and DAP wasted no time hammering them.
Fast forward to December 2018: Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng assured that taxpayers’ funds would not be used in the development of Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohammad prized pet project and that private sector money would be used to drive the development of the 3rd national car.
However, no sooner had he announced thus, he was immediately repudiated by Minister of Entrepreneur Development Mohd Redzuan Yusof that his Ministry would allocate huge funds for the 3rd national prototype. On 7 Jan 2018, Mohd REdzuan announced that RM20mil has been allocated for this purpose.
Not only has Guan Eng been caught lying red handed, but if producing one prototype requires RM20million, once full production is underway, how much more government coffers will be burnt?
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