question Rosmah Mansor’s right to hire a private jet as it is her right
and duty as the prime minister’s wife, said an Umno leader.
“Don’t (expect) the wife of the prime minister to travel on a normal
flight schedule, I don’t think there is a leader in the world who does
“So, let’s not deny the right of a prime minister’s wife or prime
minister by saying or trying to give the impression that (the flight)
had been hired for private use,” Umno information chief Annuar Musa told
Malaysiakini after breaking his fast in Manong, Kuala Kangsar yesterday
The British Prime Minister broke protocol big time during his trip to the U.S. – he flew commercial.
As one British reporter put it, David Cameron was “slumming it in business class” on the flight from London to Washington.
How refreshing. Cameron didn’t take his own private jet, he didn’t
even fly first class. Turns out Cameron is actually walking the walk
when it comes to fiscal austerity. Britain, like much of Europe, is in
the midst of making drastic cuts to many government programs in order to
keep its economy afloat.
Downing Street officials say that Cameron’s commercial flight saved
$300,000. In the grand scheme of things, the amount isn’t that
significant – but the gesture is huge.
As one British official tells the newspaper The Sun: “When we are
asking the country to tighten their belts as much as we are it’s very
hard to justify hiring big jets to swan around the world. It may make
his travel a little harder, but the Prime Minister believes it’s up to
him to set an example.”
It’s not all first-class travel and fine dining when you’re
PM: Cameron is spotted scoffing Pringles while squashed in to his seat
in economy class
You may think the stresses of life as a prime minister are compensated for by first class travel and fine dining.
at least – appears to be a little different after he was pictured
squashed into an economy class flight stuffing his face with Paprika