KUALA LUMPUR, 23 Jan 2009: The Malaysian Youth Council (MYC) has objected to the proposal by AirAsia and Sime Darby to build a low-cost carrier terminal (LCCT) in Labu, Negeri Sembilan.
Its secretary-general Tajudin Ahmad said the project would have adverse effects on the Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA), managed by Malaysia Airports Holdings Bhd (MAHB).
“If built, the LCCT in Labu can kill the government’s long-term plan for KLIA and the existing LCCT,” he said in a statement issued here today.
Tajudin said the MYC was confident that KLIA and the existing LCCT could still support AirAsia’s expanding operations.
He said AirAsia’s plan for a new LCCT in Labu would only benefit one party while the government had spent billions of ringgit on developing KLIA and the facilities around it.
“Approving the proposed LCCT in Labu will only be a waste and imply that the government’s original plan was made by incompetent people, hence can cause anger among the people,” he added.
The MYC also proposed that AirAsia and MAHB discuss the matter again and find a solution that could benefit both parties in the long run. — Bernama
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