Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak has been urged to ditch his private jet and travel in first-class on his official trips overseas to cut gvoernment spending.

The call was made by Nga Kor Ming (DAP – Taiping) who said Najib must emulate his Singapore counterpart Lee Hsien Loong who travels in first-class.

"From 2010 to 2013, the government paid RM86.4 million in rent for Najib's private jet," Nga told reporters in Parliament today.

He said in addition, RM16.515 million was spent on maintenance of the jets.

"In total, RM100.47 million was forked out for Najib's private jet in only three years," he added.

He said in addition to the cost of the private jet, a whopping RM42 million was spent annually on Najib's foreign trips since 2008.

Source: The Malaysian Insider