Malaysiakini reported this - A new RM1.6 bil 'budget' airport Malaysia has approved plans by budget carrier Air Asia and conglomerate Sime Darby to build a new low cost terminal within reach of the capital, according to media reports. - HERE
Since when are we supposed to build airports to spur economic growth during economic uncertainties? Some new 'economic stimulus' strategy I guess!
Blogger Anil says the Government owes us an explanation ... HERE.
NOW! Why are these two controversial corporate players inviting greater controversy by indulging in such 'mind boggling' dubious deals ... just three months before Abdullah Ahmad Badawi goes away for good?
We know who is hiding behind both Air Asia and Sime Darby, but WHY are these super-supporters of the Badawi regime behaving like a bunch of desperate robbers?
I thought the take-over bid of IJN was the height of their arrogance but it seems we are yet to witness their end game.
These corporate players lust for wealth and greed for billion ringgit projects defies logic, especially during the current political and economic circumstances, but they do not seem to bother about anything at all.
DO WE REALLY NEED A RM 1.6 BILLION low-cost AIRPORT when the KualaLumpur International Airport is yet to hit the roof in terms of passenger capacity?
WHY is it that we, the rakyat, seem to be the last to know about such earth-shattering deals?
All such shady and totally unwarranted deals should be STOPPED IMMEDIATELY and should only be reviewed after we are out of the current global financial crisis.
If Air Asia (read Tony Fernandez) is so arrogant and finds it too difficult to work with MAHB then maybe it would be worthwhile for MAS to acquireAir Asia and enhance our airline industry's efficiency by operating from KLIA.
The existing low-cost terminal could be turned into an exhibition centre (like Subang Airport) while the RM1.6 billion for 'another Tony Fernandes airport' could be put for better use.
p/s By the way ... I was told that both the Transport Ministry and its Minister were not in the know of the details of this RM1.6 billion airport robbery ... oooops, airport deal until a couple of days before the cabinet meeting. Is this true?