As the whole country, or maybe the entire world, is aware now, Sime Darby Berhad has somewhat gained negative reputation as a notorious conglomerate.
It's now known as a once high-flying national company which is under the thumbs of dubious personalities cum 1st class cronies of Abdullah Ahmad Badawi.
Another such equally 'funny but arrogant' company is Air Asia.
This 'cheap' airline is cheap in so many ways ... from refusing to pay for aerobridges at the Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA), refusing to pay millions of ringgit in debts to Malaysia Airport Holdings Berhad (MAHB), to long overdue ground-handling payments to poor rural folks in both Sabah & Sarawak.
Air Asia (including FAX and Air Asia X as the same characters are involved in all three companies) even hijacked, not only local, but also international routes which were secured for MALAYSIA AIRLINES through Government-2-Government negotiations.
Ok, enough of these two companies' shining records and the masked-men running them.
THE very bad news for us, Malaysians, is that these two companies have now formed a tag-team to construct a RM1.6 or 1.7 billion airport in Labu, Negeri Sembilan.
The costs of the 3,000 acres of former Labu Estate land ( read Guthrie) that has been identified for the NEW AIRPORT would chalk up another few hundreds of thousand, if not another billion ringgit.
So, the ACTUAL COST of the new airport is one thing but I just wonder WHY we need another airport just about 50 kilometres from KLIA.
Why Lah, LABU?
A Voice says its a MAGIC PUMPKIN.
Read also Lee Kim Chuan's letter to Malaysiakini HERE.
p/s Maybe our friend Husin Lempoyang (who knows Labu & Labi better) might have something to say about this soon. And Husin might also know the whereabouts of the missing HinduGod-MuslimPriest.
Tolong LAH, Husin!