Malaysia social media abuzz over Penang chief's new car
GEORGE TOWN (THE STAR/ASIA NEWS NETWORK) - Penang Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng's new official car - a Mercedes-Benz S300L - has drawn attention on social media.
Netizens have been sharing on Facebook a news article by a Chinese daily in 2008, which reported Mr Lim's criticism of the Terengganu government's decision then to get a fleet of Mercedes-Benz as official cars.
While some commented that Mr Lim had not walked his talk, others accepted his explanation that he had acquired the car at a much cheaper price.
According to the Facebook posting, Mr Lim had told a press conference in July 2008 that Terengganu's decision to get Mercedes-Benz as official cars was not thoughtful.