“This is where the cars will be designed, manufactured and tested. It will be ‘Made-in-Malaysia, by Malaysians’ and of course, the pit-stops will be run by Malaysians,” Najib said.How do I go about this? Najib announced that Malaysia going to have its own F1 team ! Lotus-powered F1 racing car.
In a nutshell,
“This is where the cars will be designed, manufactured and tested. It will be ‘Made-in-Malaysia, by Malaysians’ and of course, the pit-stops will be run by Malaysians,” Najib said.For a start, 1MF1 team will be a partnership between government and the private sector including investors lead by Datuk Kamarudin Meranon, Tony Fernades and SM Nasaruddin SM Nasimuddin.
Najib said that the team will be based at Sepang International Circuit. That was 15th September 2009.
Sepang International Circuit (SIC) CEO said that SIC has allocated between 8,000 and 12,000 hectares for the deveopment of 1Mf1 team headquarters. Maybe I am poor in numbers. Isn't between 8,000 and 12,000 hectares equivalent to between 19,700 and 29,600 acres of land? If we were to take the average, it is in the region of 10,000 hectares or 24,700 acres of land. Isn't that a little bit too much?
I mean to build 1Mf1 team Hq and wind tunnel needs 10,000 hectares or 24,700 acres of land. The controversial PKFZ takes up only 404.6 hectares or 1,000 acres of land. That means 1mF1 team hq and wind tunnel is almost 25 times the size of PKFZ?
For the sake of good governance, I hope the SUN printed the area needed for 1MF1 team and wind tunnel wrongly. The information available in the net mentioned that the area for SIC is 240 hectares. If 1MF1 really needs 10,000 hectares or 24,700 acres of land, it means a massive land acquisition.
Do anyone realise that the abandoned KLIA east (proposer : Sime Darby/AA) is 2,833 hectares. That means that the area allocated for 1MF1 team hq and wind tunnel is 3.5 times bigger than the abandoned KLIA east. And since 1MF1 team prime mover is also AA's CEO, is there any "link" here? Will this be another scandal ala-PKFZ?
Let me stop here first...the figures just don't seems right...or is it playing games on me after packing too many ang pows for this coming Eid Fitri...
Till then...G'nite M'sia...wherever u are...