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Borneo's fleet industry uses UK as benchmark

BRITAIN'S sophisticated fleet market is being used as a benchmark to provide vital guidance to a fledgling fleet industry on the Malaysian island of Borneo. Four senior members of staff from Borneo Fleet Management have been in the UK to learn about the fleet industry and undergo training with the Institute of Car Fleet Management.

The four-strong team led by Bujang Zaidi, chairman of Borneo Fleet Management, made contact with the ICFM at this year's Fleet Motor Show at Donington Park which they visited after finding out about the event from the Internet.

Zaidi, who is a director of the Jaguar importer for Malaysia and executive chairman of the company which imports and distributes Japanese car marque Mitsuoka, launched Borneo Fleet Management in a bid to win an outsourcing contract to run the Government of Sarawak's 1,500-strong fleet of cars, 4x4s and pick-ups. The contract for the privatisation of the fleet is set to be approved before the end of the year.

The company, based in Kuching, the capital of Sarawak on the north west coast of Borneo, will at first offer fleet management before moving into contract hire along with fuel, accident and workshop management. Contract hire and fleet management are almost unknown in Sarawak and the ICFM has been commissioned to ensure the 'best of British' is applied to its

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