By Singa Terhormat
RM15,300 a unit vs RM173,925 per unit
RM18,369 a unit vs RM223,500 per unit
Unit cost—RM15,300. Training cost—RM158,625.
Unit cost—RM18,369. Training cost—RM205,131.
Refer t0 Malaysianinsider, excerpts from which are reproduced below.
RM200,000 more for each speed camera because of training, says govt
By Mohd Farhan Darwis
The home ministry told Parliament today that teaching policemen here how to use two models of speed trap cameras accounted for the huge difference of over RM200,000 per unit paid for by Malaysia compared with prices in the United States.
These prices are reported to have been paid for by police departments in the United States to the suppliers.
…“The difference in price between ours and the ones in the US is because they are manufacturers while we import the cameras in.
“There is an element of training provided by the supplier to the police, maintenance and also a two year warranty,” said Abu Seman.
On Monday, Home Minister Datuk Seri Hishammuddin Hussein said the police had a total of 124 speed trap cameras worth RM23.5 million, which was first bought in 1995.
“The price for each unit is as follows: a) Laser Digicam model at a total of 85 units with the price of RM173,925 per unit; and b) Laser Trucam model at a total of 39 units with the price of RM223,500 per unit,” Hishammuddin said in a written reply to Jerai MP Mohd Firdaus Jaafar’s question in Parliament on the total number of speed trap cameras owned by the police force and the price of each unit.
YES. EACH OF US HELPED PAY FOR IT!