Asia Malaysia Malaysian flying car project draws flak from netizen, UN rapporteur

Malaysian flying car project draws flak from netizen, UN rapporteur

Margaret Chan says Malaysia is stubbornly going for the promotion of flying cars in the country, when it should actually be looking into climate change

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A critic of the Pakatan Harapan government is at it again, this time around, she tackles the issue of flying cars promoted in Malaysia.

In a Facebook post yesterday, Margaret Chan (Facebook user name) says the Pakatan Harapan government has a handful of quality ministers.

She rants that the Harapan regime has low-quality ministers ranging from those allegedly involved in gay-sex videos, to a fake Cambridge degree holder, they ‘are all rotten apples running the government.’

She also lambasted the Menteri Besar’s in Johor, Perak and Kedah (who is the son of Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad, Mukhriz Mahathir).

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Previous attacks include those on the ministry of education for going on record that Malaysian students should start wearing black shoes instead of white shoes to school, the latest being her disapproval of the flying car project.

Writing in both English and Malay, she says Malaysia is stubbornly going for the promotion of flying cars in the country, when it should actually be looking into climate change. She says this is impacting the country.

Chan says the project is criticised by many sources, but the government is bent on going forward with its support for a private firm involved in the project.

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Posted by Margaret Chan on Tuesday, 27 August 2019

She cited UN special envoy Professor Phillip Alston who said a flying car venture would be a waste of resources and time for Malaysia.

He said this will be a disaster and Malaysia should instead prepare for the effects of climate change which is already being felt.

The UN special rapporteur said a flying car would not be practical in Malaysia where there are frequent storms, adding that it will also consume too much fossil fuel.

The post also blasted Entrepreneur Minister Mohd Redzuan Md Yusof for supporting the flying car project who dismissed the UN rapporteur’s views as ‘personal’.

Despite backlash and netizens poking fun at the idea, Malaysia is willing to go ahead with its flying car project and the country is preparing space for companies willing to develop such projects.

He told the New Straits Times that while Malaysians are still debating about flying cars and making jokes about it, other countries have already moved towards the future.

The Minister said Malaysia will soon unveil the prototype of its own flying car, which is 85% completed and is being built in Japan. He said this is a private project backed by the government, not a Pakatan Harapan project. Sources also say flying cars are not built to run on fossil fuel, but are generally expected to be run as an electric vehicle. -/TISG

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