Najib And Family Given 'Test' Ride Of New MRT Putrajaya Line Because "He Asked For It"
Former prime minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak and several of his family members were given an early test ride of the new Mass Rapid Transportation (MRT) Putrajaya line before it was opened to the public
The Pekan MP's test ride was also posted in a video on his Facebook, showing his arrival at an empty Kampung Baru station before he and his entourage boarded a train to Kwasa Damansara, the last stop of the Phase One Putrajaya line.
The new service was only officially launched yesterday, 16 June, by Prime Minister Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob.
Najib was reportedly invited by Mass Rapid Transportation (MRT) Corporation for the pre-launch of the new line together with his family, reported Malay Mail.
MRT Corp chief executive officer (CEO) Datuk Mohd Zarif Hashim said that the invitation was extended because Najib tweeted about his interest in boarding the new line
According to Berita Harian, the CEO refused to comment on the matter after the backlash MRT Corp received.
"In fact, we have also extended the same invitation to community leaders to go through the same experience," he said in a press conference at the launching ceremony of the MRT Putrajaya Line yesterday.
Meanwhile, prime minister Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob, also defended MRT Corp saying that it is their right to invite whoever they wish to board the public transport.
"I don't want to comment on why the MRT invited him (Najib). I just launched it today and the subject of the invitation is the MRT's right," he said.
In case you missed it, all RapidKL services are free for one month and the new MRT Putrajaya Line is officially operating: