No plans yet to buy jets from China, says Dr M

Prime Minister Dr Mahathir Mohamad.

SERDANG: The government has no plans to buy aircraft from China at this point, says Prime Minister Dr Mahathir Mohamad.

“It was only a suggestion; we have not made any decision yet. We may not buy any jets at all,” he told reporters after attending a Cuepacs premier assembly here today.

He was responding to questions on his statement yesterday that Malaysia could retaliate by looking at buying fighter jets from China if the European Union continues its discriminatory stance against Malaysian palm oil.

When asked if he was looking at specific products from China, he said, “There are a lot of products that we can buy.”

He earlier witnessed the signing of a strategic partnership agreement between Medicare Assistance Sdn Bhd and Pos Malaysia Bhd to promote the CuepacsCare and CuepacsPA Takaful programmes for civil servants.

A statement on the partnership said the cooperation is a commitment by both sides to insure civil servants, in line with Cuepacs’ desire to ensure that civil servants have at least one takaful insurance cover.

Under the cooperation, MyCuepacsCare, which operates the CuepacsCare and CuepacsPA takaful programmes, has appointed Pos Malaysia as its marketing representative to distribute applications forms at its 681 Pos Malaysia offices across the country.

The agreement was signed by MyCuepacsCare managing director K Palanisamy and Pos Malaysia’s Pos Niaga chief operating officer Abdul Razak Mohd A Kadir.