First, Sime Bank tak boleh tahan.
Then, Sime Darby turns down Bakun undersea cables project – cannot make money-lah.
Next, public outcry forces postponement of IJN privatisation.
Now, it’s a new low-cost carrier (LCC) airport in Negri Sembilan.
The government has given the green light for a RM1.6 billion low-cost carrier airport, about 20km away from the KLIA. It will be built by Sime Darby and Air Asia under a private finance initiative (PFI).
The rationale is that the KLIA cannot cope with the expected influx of LCC passengers. (Didn’t Mahathir say, when he tried to justify the KLIA, that it was being built to meet the country’s needs for the next 100 years? What about Subang – is it now fully utilised?)
The government must give us details of what kind of PFI is involved. Will any government or public money be indirectly used for this project?
And who will pay for government facilities required at the airport – customs, immigration, air traffic control, highways and other connenctions to the new airport?