Malaysia’s first flying car World’s first flying car made headlines again in August.
On August 27, Entrepreneur Development Minister Datuk Seri Redzuan Yusof announced that the work to construct the flying car is 85% complete. He added that the prototype is currently being built by a Malaysian company in Japan.
Previously in March, Redzuan revealed the “prototype” for the flying car at Langkawi International Maritime and Aerospace 2019. Consequently, he was ridiculed by netizens as the “prototype” looked like a toy car attached to four USB fans.
His recent status update on the flying car project also received negative feedback, even from his own party members.
Former Minister of Industrial Trade and Industry Tan Sri Rafidah Aziz was one of the critics. She said that it is not acceptable to make the flying car project a national project, when the government won’t even give bicycles to students in Sabah who need to walk for miles every day to reach their schools.
Besides, she also poked fun at the idea of developing the first flying car. Indirectly, she said that Malaysia will not be the first country to develop a flying car if the project is feasible.
Meanwhile, Bersatu supreme council member Datuk Dr Rais Hussin said that the government misplaced its priorities by concentrating on the flying car project, along with the introduction of Gojek in Malaysia and the third national car project. Then, he claimed to be the chief strategist of Bersatu.
Consequently, Rais was lambasted by Bersatu chairman Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad, the latter revealed that there is no such position as ‘chief strategist’ in his party.
Additionally, he revealed that Bersatu will take action against those who tarnish the party’s image, with the remark presumably targeted at Rais.
Maybe, Rais should just stick to his criticism on the flying car project, and not on the third national car project.