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Transport Ministry tells Malindo to settle airport tax arrears

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#1 Sri Ramani K.

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Posted 06 August 2017 - 01:10 AM


KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 5 ― Putrajaya has directed Malindo Air to settle its RM70 million arrears in airport tax payments to Malaysia Airports Holdings Bhd (MAHB).

The Star reported that Malindo was issued the directive by the Transport Ministry to settle the monies owed as soon as possible.

Transport Minister Datuk Seri Liow Tiong Lai said that there are some disputes regarding the calculations of the taxes owed.

However, this should not be a reason for the delay in paying up the dues, he reportedly said.

Malindo was recently criticised by Umno leaders and also by Malay rights group Perkasa for not settling its airport tax arrears.

The airline has also come under scrutiny over the fact that its current major shareholder is its CEO, Chandran Rama Muthy, and the stakes owned by Indonesian tycoon Rusdi Kirana, leading to claims that the airline is foreign owned.

#2 flee

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Posted 08 August 2017 - 12:15 PM

I find it strange that some of them are asking for Malindo to be thrown out of MTB to KLIA2...


Don't they know that Malindo is not a LCC and has never been a LCC - it started off as a "hybrid" carrier (whatever that means) and converted itself to a FSC?

#3 jahur

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Posted 08 August 2017 - 11:05 PM

Better not move back as they have many interline +codeshare deals with foreign airlines in process. Another no brainer politician barking again. LOL

Edited by jahur, 08 August 2017 - 11:06 PM.

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