Najib urged to give details of RM10.1m travel bill

The admission that RM10.1 million was spent for trips this year by prime minister Najib Razak has prompted PKR secretary general Saifuddin Nasution to reveal a breakdown of the expenses.

“Najib must give every detail (of the amount) in the parliament so that Pakatan Rakyat can check every cent that has been spent,” said Saifuddin as quoted by PKR’s online organ KeadilanDaily.

The Machang member of parliament said 90 percent or RM9.1 million of the RM10.1 million was spent on flights for Najib and his wife Rosmah Mansor, which included the semi-official RM1 million Kazakhstan’s trip where the couple had discussed their daughter’s engagement.

According to Saifuddin, Najib’s travel expense for 2011 exceeded the combined expense of the past three years.

“This is proof that Najib continues to live lavishly and is not concerned with the people’s sufferings,” he said, and called for a review on the criteria of international visits, especially in view of the RM1 million bill for the short stay in Kazakhstan.

Earlier, the Foreign ministry told Parliament that Najib and Rosmah spent RM1,739,332.85, RM4,811,837.48 and RM5,140,307.99 on oversea trips in 2008, 2009 and 2010 respectively.

Until June 2011, the government has forked out RM5,427,172.26 for the same expenses.