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AirAsia seeks over RM400m in counter-claim against MAHB


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#21 KK Lee

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Posted 04 February 2019 - 07:48 PM

That's almost like robbing Peter to pay Paul, no? Money still have to come out from somewhere. Do you want a local authority say Kudat Municipal Council operate Kudat airport? Where are they going to get the money from? Kudat residents?


Believe Kudat airport is not financially self sustaining, require mahb to cross subsidy.

#22 Alif A. F.

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Posted 04 February 2019 - 09:28 PM

That's almost like robbing Peter to pay Paul, no? Money still have to come out from somewhere. Do you want a local authority say Kudat Municipal Council operate Kudat airport? Where are they going to get the money from? Kudat residents?

 

I am not sure which kind of local authority KK Lee is referring too. If local councils, then that would be tremendously challenging or even outright impossible! Even these councils barely manage to keep our streets satisfactorily clean. As someone who liaise with local councils from time to time, my understanding is that their general scope of work is just to keep their towns and districts clean (collect rubbish, etc.) and maintain basic public amenities like community halls and sports facilities. They generally have no in-depth knowledge about long term land use and economic planning (even one technician I talked to does not apply GIS in their work, despite GIS being very essential mapping skills for decision-making nowadays across many fields of work) :sorry: . The most they could get is beautifying towns and appeal for budgets from state or even federal agencies. In short, our local authorities are just not capable of managing complicated and highly regulated facilities like airfields.

 

Unless...

 

Sabah and Sarawak get their 20% oil royalties from Federal lor...



#23 Waiping

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Posted 04 February 2019 - 09:39 PM

Believe Kudat doesn't need an airfield.



#24 Alif A. F.

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Posted 04 February 2019 - 09:45 PM

Believe Kudat doesn't need an airfield.

 

I still think Kudat needs one, for security reasons be it for border patrol or SAR operations. But as scheduled commercial operations, that is increasingly not viable one, especially when there will be a new highway linking KK to Kudat which potentially cut driving time to just 2 hours instead of 3 right now (planning and construction should be underway now). Perhaps, a private enterprise wishes to operate the terminal there and rent the spaces to general aviation fliers.



#25 Waiping

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Posted 04 February 2019 - 10:05 PM

If that is the case why not a small navy/police post, rather than an airfield. Mind you the biggest threat is from the town of Sandakan, Lahad Datu and Tawau which is situated much to the east. While they have airports there due to higher demands for civilian flights, air defence still pretty much depends on assets based in Labuan and KK.

#26 KK Lee

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Posted 05 February 2019 - 11:33 AM

 
I am not sure which kind of local authority KK Lee is referring too. If local councils, then that would be tremendously challenging or even outright impossible! Even these councils barely manage to keep our streets satisfactorily clean. As someone who liaise with local councils from time to time, my understanding is that their general scope of work is just to keep their towns and districts clean (collect rubbish, etc.) and maintain basic public amenities like community halls and sports facilities. They generally have no in-depth knowledge about long term land use and economic planning (even one technician I talked to does not apply GIS in their work, despite GIS being very essential mapping skills for decision-making nowadays across many fields of work) :sorry: . The most they could get is beautifying towns and appeal for budgets from state or even federal agencies. In short, our local authorities are just not capable of managing complicated and highly regulated facilities like airfields.
 
Unless...
 
Sabah and Sarawak get their 20% oil royalties from Federal lor...

It doesn't take a lot of resources to operate a rural airport. Federal gomen could give grant to local authority.

Believe if glc or plc e.g mas, mahb needs to bare "national duty", the management would operate like a gomen department, and expect gomen bail out for poor results.

Historically, federal government concentrate power and resources for political control. Believe it is about time to delegate more power and resources to locals.

Edited by KK Lee, 05 February 2019 - 11:37 AM.


#27 Waiping

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Posted 06 February 2019 - 10:09 AM

AirAsia says MAHB declined mediation bid

https://malaysia.yah...-003730526.html



#28 flee

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Posted 06 February 2019 - 10:47 AM

AirAsia says MAHB declined mediation bid

https://malaysia.yah...-003730526.html

 

 

Correct link:

https://www.malaymai...ion-bid/1720177






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