Fre(e)quent-flying MPs April 17, 2007Posted by elizabethwong in Democracy, Economy, Malaysia, Politics.
10 Member of Parliament who made the most number of trips abroad between 2004-2006 and claimed from the tax-payers:-
Leading the pack is the darling of women’s groups here, Dr. Rozaidah Talib who made 11 trips costing RM141,391.66 to attend the Commonwealth Parliamentary Association (CPA) meetings in her capacity as the South East Asia representative of the Commonwealth Women Parliamentary. And her travels were already partially subsidised by CPA.
The rest of them are:-
- Dr Rozaidah Talib (BN-Ampang) RM141,391.66 in 11 trips
- Dr Junaidy Abdul Wahab (BN-Batu Pahat) RM60,812.27 in 8 trips
- Datuk Markiman Kobiran (BN-Hulu Langat) RM69,440.72 in 8 trips
- Datuk Seri Diraja Syed Razlan Syed Putra Jamalullail (BN-Arau) RM38,659.28 in 6 trips
- Datuk Dr Raman Ismail (BN-Gombak) RM116,834.26 in 5 trips
- Datuk Raja Ahmad Zainuddin Raja Omar (BN-Larut) RM100,955 in 4 trips
- Datuk Tan Lian Hoe (BN-Bukit Gantang) RM9,597.50 in 3 trips
- Datuk Idris Haron (BN-Tangga Batu) RM33,686.80 in 2 trips
- Datuk Dr Wan Junaidi Tuanku Jaafar (BN-Santubong) RM14,312 in 2 trips
- Razali Ibrahim (BN-Muar) RM17,395.75 in 2 trips
The approximate total cost of flying for these 10 MPs amounted to RM603,081.
The most ‘expensive’ frequent flyers are Datuk Raja Ahmad Zainuddin Raja Omar (BN-Larut) who averaged at RM25,239 per trip and Datuk Dr Raman Ismail (BN-Gombak) at RM23,366 per trip, against this fre(e)quent flyer club’s average of RM11,825 per trip.
Makes us feel kinda stupid slumming with AirAsia and MAS, eh?