A whooping RM65 million to renovate Seri Perdana? That's too much, sir... too much money going to waste! Why such a big budget and what are there to be refurbished? The master bedroom? Or the guest rooms? Gold toilet bowls, perhaps?
During Pak Lah's era, the PM's official residence spent RM15 million of taxpayers' money for some 'improvement works'. And now its Najib's turn.
Many think it was not Najib who asked for the renovation budget. Then, who? Such a budget could produce another Seri Perdana elsewhere!
I hope the Prime Minister call it off or ask for a smaller budget instead. That RM65 million could may as well be spent on more important projects i.e establishing a special training centre for local maids (and we dont need to depend on the Indonesians and Filipinos again).
Its really beyond comprehension, thou. Its a habit that each time new ministers, deputy ministers and other high-ranking officials take over a new portfolio, they will ask for some refurbishments to be done to their office.
They will ask for new desk and chairs, new cabinet, new wooden paneling and all sorts of items to replace the 'not so old' ones used by their predecessors. I dont think its necessary. And in some cases, their spouses became their advisor when it comes to choosing what furniture to buy, and of course, some are imported!
This is a waste of money, the government's and the taxpayers'. We should control this 'bad' habit...
Dont you think so, sir?