Friday, 01 June, 2012 | 11:04 WIB
Atut Insists that Her Luxurious Car Uses Non-Subsidized Pertamax Plus
TEMPO Interactive, Serang:Ratu Atut Chosiyah, the Governor of Banten, denied accusations that her private car, Lexus B 16 RAC, had used subsidized fuel, or Premium. Atut claimed she had never instructed her chauffeur to fill up her car with Premium gasoline. "Since 2009 when the car began to be used, I've allocated funds for fuel at the price of Pertamax or Pertamax Plus. The high-powered car needs to run fast, so the fuel required should be Pertamax or Pertamax Plus," said Atut Thursday, May 31, 2012. Atut claimed she had never instructed her chauffeur to fill up the car with Premium, the regular kind of fuel. "I deplored the action of my chauffeur," she said. Atut assured that in the next amended regional budget, she would decree that all official vehicles over 1,500 cc must use Pertamax.