Saturday, October 1, 2011

Timbalan Speaker Dewan Rakyat - Mas/AirAsia share swap merugikan rakyat dan industri pelancongan Sarawak

MAS-AirAsia merger a disservice to the state, says Junaidi

KUCHING: Deputy Speaker of Parliament Datuk Haji Wan Junaidi Tuanku Jaafar urged the government to intervene in the proposed merger between Malaysian Airline System (MAS) and AirAsia as it could have an adverse effect on tourist arrivals to Sarawak.

“They plan to decrease the number of flights to Sarawak and this would certainly reduce the numbers of tourists coming here.

“Hence, I urge the government, both at state and federal levels, to intervene into this matter so that this situation could be avoided.” Junaidi, who is also Member of Parliament for Santubong, said the state government had spent a lot of energy to boost the tourism industry here, and all would certainly go to waste if tourists found it difficult to come to Sarawak.

According to Junaidi, the daily flights from West Malaysia to Sarawak had recently been reduced to ensure that all the remaining flights would have “full-loads”.

“MAS-AirAsia should continue to have as many flights as possible to Sarawak although it is not making much profit.They should consider it a social contribution to the people and country,” he said.

Junaidi was speaking to reporters after presenting special allocations worth a total of RM178,250 to 53 associations and village committees from the constituencies of Pantai Damai and Demak Laut, at the Grand Malay Restaurant here, yesterday.

Also present at the function were Junaidi’s wife Datin Feona Sim, Pantai Damai Assemblyman Dr Abdul Rahman Junaidi and Demak Laut Assemblymen Dr Hazland Abang Hipni.

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