Immigration Dept sets up special counter at KLIA to speed up Recalibration Programme

8 July 2021 A special counter has been set up at the Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) by the Immigration Department to facilitate the return process of illegal immigrants to their homeland under the Recalibration Programme. The counter, which is on Level Three of the KLIA Arrival Hall, is opened round the clock since last … Continue reading Immigration Dept sets up special counter at KLIA to speed up Recalibration Programme

Immigration dept sets up special counter at KLIA to speed up Recalibration Programme

8 July 2021 A special counter has been set up at the Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) by the Immigration Department to facilitate the return process of illegal immigrants to their homeland under the Recalibration Programme. The counter, which is on Level Three of the KLIA Arrival Hall, is opened round the clock since last … Continue reading Immigration dept sets up special counter at KLIA to speed up Recalibration Programme

Difficult to open vaccination centres in EMCO areas — Khairy

6 July 2021 It will be difficult to open vaccination centres (PPVs) at localities under the Enhanced Movement Control Order (EMCO) because the list of areas under such restrictions changes constantly, said Khairy Jamaluddin. The National Covid-19 Immunisation Programme (PICK) Coordinating Minister said the “dynamic” nature of EMCO lists made it difficult to send vaccines … Continue reading Difficult to open vaccination centres in EMCO areas — Khairy

Covid-19: Movenpick mega vaccination centre to administer over 5,000 doses a day

6 July 2021 The mega vaccination centre (PPV) at Movenpick KLIA, which started operation on Monday (July 5) is capable of administering up to 5,120 doses of Covid-19 vaccine a day to people especially from Sepang district, says Movenpick KLIA Mega PPV manager, Dr Noraziah Abdul Karim. She said the mega PPV would be operating … Continue reading Covid-19: Movenpick mega vaccination centre to administer over 5,000 doses a day

National carrier MAG expects home-based staff to be fully vaccinated by mid-August

6 July 2021 Malaysia Aviation Group (MAG) expects its employees to be fully vaccinated by the middle of August following its participation in the Industry Vaccination Centre (PPVIN) Programme, at Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) beginning today. In a statement, MAG said a total of 5,150 vaccines are allocated for MAG’s Kuala Lumpur-based employees, including … Continue reading National carrier MAG expects home-based staff to be fully vaccinated by mid-August

New state-of-the-art Covid-19 private health screening facility at KLIA by BP Healthcare

2 July 2021 A working visit – site project inspection (Tinjauan Tapak Projek) by BP Healthcare was conducted at Gate G1, KL International Airport (KLIA) yesterday to prepare for the smooth running of the new Covid-19 Screening Facility which is opening soon. At the facility, passengers travelling through KLIA will undergo Covid-19 screening tests. BP … Continue reading New state-of-the-art Covid-19 private health screening facility at KLIA by BP Healthcare

T7 Global partners Siemens Logistics for business opportunities in Malaysia’s logistics sector

1 July 2021 Energy solutions provider T7 Global Bhd is teaming up with Singapore-based Siemens Logistics Pte Ltd to collaborate for business opportunities in Malaysia, especially the growing logistics sector. In a statement, T7 Global said its subsidiary T7 Kemuncak Sdn Bhd had today entered into a collaboration agreement with Siemens Logistics. Under this partnership, … Continue reading T7 Global partners Siemens Logistics for business opportunities in Malaysia’s logistics sector

One million doses of AstraZeneca vaccine from Japan arrive in KLIA today

1 July 2021 Malaysia today received one million doses of the AstraZeneca (AZ) vaccine donated by Japan to further intensify the vaccination process under the National Covid-19 Immunisation Programme (PICK). The vaccines arrived at the Gate C32 of the Kuala Lumpur International Airport via Japan Airlines flight JAL723 (Boeing 787) at 5.20pm. Those present to … Continue reading One million doses of AstraZeneca vaccine from Japan arrive in KLIA today

Immigration officer fined RM35,000 for failing to report graft

25 June 2021 An immigration officer was fined RM35,000 in default three months’ jail by the Sessions Court here today for failing to report bribery totalling RM21,000 to the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC), three years ago. Judge Izralizam Sanusi meted out the sentence against Muhamad Solihan Johari, 37, after he pleaded guilty to the charge. … Continue reading Immigration officer fined RM35,000 for failing to report graft

Carving out Subang Airport from MAHB’s network jeopardises cross-subsidisation of unprofitable airports

25 June 2021 Carving out Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah Airport (Subang Airport) from Malaysia Airports Holdings Bhd’s (MAHB) network will adversely impact the cross-subsidisation model between profitable and non-profitable airports. KLIA Aeropolis Sdn Bhd (KASB) head Randhill Singh said non-aeronautical revenue supplements MAHB’s cross-subsidisation of non-profitable airports along with the aeronautical cost throughout the airport … Continue reading Carving out Subang Airport from MAHB’s network jeopardises cross-subsidisation of unprofitable airports

MAHB teams up with Turkish firm for Subang airport regeneration

23 June 2021 Malaysia Airports Holdings Bhd’s (MAHB) latest collaboration with Teknopark Istanbul (TI) is set to bring innovation and technology leadership to Subang Aerotech Park. The move is part of the airport operator’s plan in fulfilling Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah Airport’s (LTSAAS) aspiration to be an aerospace and business aviation hub in the Asia-Pacific. … Continue reading MAHB teams up with Turkish firm for Subang airport regeneration

Malaysia Airlines ASMR clip will make you miss flying and KLIA announcements

23 June 2021 Those who miss flying and the sound of announcements at the KL International Airport can satiate their wanderlust with a special ASMR recording from Malaysia Airlines. The national carrier recently posted the 30-minute clip on its social media platforms that lets listeners feel like they are taking a flight to London. The … Continue reading Malaysia Airlines ASMR clip will make you miss flying and KLIA announcements

MAHB denies asking Jacobs to step aside in aerotrain tender selection

22 June 2021 MALAYSIA Airport Holdings Bhd (MAHB) has denied suggestions that it had asked consultancy firm Jacobs to “step aside”, pending the award of a tender for an aerotrain system contract at Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA). Market talk had swirled that Jacobs had been sidelined from the selection process of the winning bid, … Continue reading MAHB denies asking Jacobs to step aside in aerotrain tender selection

Harimau Malaya arrive home safely

17 June 2021 The national football team arrived home safely this afternoon after spending almost a month in Dubai, the United Arab Emirates (UAE) to complete their three remaining Group G second-round matches of the 2022 World Cup/2023 Asian Cup Qualifiers. The team arrived at the Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) on a special Malaysia … Continue reading Harimau Malaya arrive home safely

Get aviation, transport sector workers vaccinated first, says ex-minister

16 June 2021 The government should prioritise vaccination for workers at all airports nationwide, especially at KLIA, which is the main gateway into the country. Former transport minister Loke Siew Fook said the government should speed up the immunisation of all transport-related workers to ensure that there is no disruption to the supply chain. “Airport … Continue reading Get aviation, transport sector workers vaccinated first, says ex-minister

MMAG’s M Jets International targets annual cargo volume to grow 142pc in five years

9 June 2021 MMAG Holdings Bhd’s subsidiary, M Jets International Sdn Bhd, targets its annual cargo volume to grow 142 per cent in five years after obtaining the approval to operate commercial air transport in Malaysia. MMAG executive director Kenny Khow said M Jets expected its annual cargo volume to increase from 43,200 tonnes in … Continue reading MMAG’s M Jets International targets annual cargo volume to grow 142pc in five years

UTM Lecturers Represent Malaysia to ITU-R United Nation Meeting

7 June 2021 Recently, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM) lecturers had represented Malaysia for the third times at the International Telecommunication Union – Radiocommunication (ITU-R) under the Working Party 5B meeting from 10 May until 21 May 2021. The meeting was attended by Prof. Ir. Dr Sevia Mahdaliza Idrus and Dr. Sumiaty Ambran to report the … Continue reading UTM Lecturers Represent Malaysia to ITU-R United Nation Meeting

Travelling During Lockdown 3.0 – Public Transportation and E-Hailing Service

1 June 2021 The current nationwide lockdown 3.0 – enforced between 1st-14th June 2021 – will see increased enforcement of travel restrictions for inter-district and inter-state travel as well as further restrictions on where you can and cannot go. The additional restrictions will be supported by an increased number of (up to 800) roadblocks and … Continue reading Travelling During Lockdown 3.0 – Public Transportation and E-Hailing Service

All eyes on MAHB’s aerotrain tender

31 May 2021 SOME of the companies that have tendered for a RM400 million aerotrain system at Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) are understood to be unhappy with the bidding process undertaken by Malaysia Airports Holdings Bhd (MAHB). The tender — called “Design, Supply, Installation, Testing and Commissioning for Automated People Mover (APM) and Associated … Continue reading All eyes on MAHB’s aerotrain tender

Consultant: No need for MAHB to re-tender aerotrain project to avoid injustice, wasting time

26 May 2021 There is no necessity for airport operator Malaysia Airports Holdings Bhd (MAHB) to reopen its aerotrain tender as it will only create injustice to the existing bidders and a waste of time to prolong the process, a consultant said. Aviation principal consultant Jaafar Zamhari said any amendments to the tendering process are … Continue reading Consultant: No need for MAHB to re-tender aerotrain project to avoid injustice, wasting time

Covid-19 immunisation programme to get a boost in June with one million new doses of AstraZeneca, CoronaVac

21 May 2021 Over one million doses of the AstraZeneca and CoronaVac Covid-19 vaccines arrived this morning at the Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) which the Covid-19 Immunisation Task Force (CITF) said will be used to speed up the national programme (NIP). CITF said 559,200 doses of the AstraZeneca type vaccines and the 500,000 CoronaVac … Continue reading Covid-19 immunisation programme to get a boost in June with one million new doses of AstraZeneca, CoronaVac

MAHB inks MRO operations deal with Skyways Technics in Subang

18 May 2021 Malaysia Airports Holdings Bhd (MAHB) signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Skyways Technics Group to expand the maintenance, repair, and operations (MRO) component of Subang Airport Regeneration plan. In a statement today, MAHB said Skyways Technics Groups will be expanding its regional Asia Pacific hub at Subang Airport with a full-fledged … Continue reading MAHB inks MRO operations deal with Skyways Technics in Subang

Covid-19 screening and testing expected to boost MAHB’s bottom line

18 May 2021 MALAYSIA Airports Holdings Bhd (MAHB) stands to benefit handsomely from the provision of Covid-19 screening and testing at its international airports, sources familiar with the matter tell The Edge. It is understood that the tender document in which MAHB is seeking to award the screening and testing at its airports contains a … Continue reading Covid-19 screening and testing expected to boost MAHB’s bottom line

Future revenue loss of RM11.9 bil if MAHB loses Subang Airport, information memo reveals

17 May 2021 MALAYSIA Airports Holdings Bhd (MAHB), the country’s only public-listed airport operator, stands to lose RM11.9 billion in future revenue if Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah Airport in Subang, Selangor, is carved out from its network of 39 airports in the country, documents show. A document titled “Information memorandum Malaysia Aviation Group — Malaysia … Continue reading Future revenue loss of RM11.9 bil if MAHB loses Subang Airport, information memo reveals

Mission to repatriate Malaysians from New Delhi and Mumbai arrives at KLIA

12 May 2021 The mission to repatriate Malaysians from New Delhi and Mumbai in India arrived at the Air Emergency Unit of the Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) at 1am Wednesday (May 12). According to a statement from the Foreign Ministry (Wisma Putra), the specially chartered Malindo Air aircraft landed with 132 people onboard. From … Continue reading Mission to repatriate Malaysians from New Delhi and Mumbai arrives at KLIA

Malaysia to lose steam as aerospace, aviation hub if Subang Airport no more under MAHB

11 May 2021 Malaysia stands to lose its steam to be an aerospace and aviation hub in Asia Pacific if Subang Airport is no longer part of Malaysia Airports Holdings Bhd’s (MAHB) network. In saying this, MAHB said the country’s cross-subsidisation model between profitable and loss-making airports would weaken. The Kuala Lumpur International Airport’s (KLIA) … Continue reading Malaysia to lose steam as aerospace, aviation hub if Subang Airport no more under MAHB

Report: Future revenue loss of RM11.9b if MAHB loses Subang Airport

8 May 2021 Malaysia Airports Holdings Bhd (MAHB) “stands” to lose RM11.9 billion in future revenue if Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah Airport (pictured) in Subang, Selangor, is “carved out from its network of 39 airports in the country” The Edge Malaysia reported based on documents. The document “Information memorandum Malaysia Aviation Group — Malaysia Airports’ … Continue reading Report: Future revenue loss of RM11.9b if MAHB loses Subang Airport

Prospects remain bright for business aviation in Malaysia even as commercial sector languishes

4 May 2021 MALAYSIA has made big strides over the past few years to become a thriving business aviation destination, and today, it finds itself in an enviable position, handling the most number of business jets in Southeast Asia. In Asia-Pacific, Malaysia has the fifth largest business aircraft fleet, behind China, Australia, India and Hong … Continue reading Prospects remain bright for business aviation in Malaysia even as commercial sector languishes

MARC keeps CIS/C rating on MEX II’s RM1.3b sukuk, RM150m junior bonds

3 May 2021 Malaysian Ratings Corp Bhd (MARC) said it has maintained its CIS/C rating on MEX II Sdn Bhd’s RM1.3 billion sukuk murabahah programme and RM150 million junior bonds. It previously downgraded the debt instruments on March 26, 2021, amid heightened concerns of missing imminent profit payments. “MEX II had sought an extension on … Continue reading MARC keeps CIS/C rating on MEX II’s RM1.3b sukuk, RM150m junior bonds

MAHB shortlists candidates for Covid-19 screening and testing at airports

26 April 2021 MALAYSIA Airports Holdings Bhd (MAHB) is understood to have shortlisted at least 10 companies to provide Covid-19 screening and testing for passengers at the international airports it manages in the country. They include MyEG Services Bhd, in partnership with BP Clinical Lab Sdn Bhd; Bestinet Sdn Bhd, in a joint venture with … Continue reading MAHB shortlists candidates for Covid-19 screening and testing at airports

MAHB eyes RM1.3b investment to transform Subang Airport as regional hub

19 April 2021 Malaysia Airports Holdings Bhd (MAHB) is eyeing a total investment of RM1.3 billion for Subang Airport’s (SZB) regeneration development that will transform it from an airport operator to an ecosystem master developer and aviation hub in Asia Pacific. KLIA Aeropolis Sdn Bhd head Randhill Singh said RM300 million would be needed for … Continue reading MAHB eyes RM1.3b investment to transform Subang Airport as regional hub

Malaysia Airports Remains Optimistic with 20 New International Destinations

16 April 2021 Air travel will be boosted at the network of airports operated by Malaysia Airports including its Turkish asset, Istanbul Sabiha Gokcen International Airport (ISG). A total of 20 new international destinations and 80 additional domestic flights will help the airport operator to remain optimistic about the future of air travel. Some of … Continue reading Malaysia Airports Remains Optimistic with 20 New International Destinations

20 new international destinations expected to boost air travel for MAHB airports

16 April 2021 Malaysia Airports Holdings Bhd (MAHB) expects 20 new international destinations and 80 additional domestic flights would boost air travel further for its network of airports, including the Istanbul Sabiha Gokcen International Airport (ISG) in Turkey. In a statement today, MAHB said the new destinations include Hamburg, Basel, Zurich, Sarajevo, Copenhagen, Lyon, and … Continue reading 20 new international destinations expected to boost air travel for MAHB airports

Second phase of FODDS at KLIA to be completed by November

15 April 2021 Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) continues to enhance runway safety as it enters the second phase of the field trial for the high-precision Foreign Object Debris Detection System (FODDS). In a statement today, Malaysia Airports said the first phase was launched in 2019 with two towers completely equipped with state-of-the-art FODDS radars. … Continue reading Second phase of FODDS at KLIA to be completed by November

17 found positive with South African Covid-19 variant, all from same source

29 April 2021 The Ministry of Health has found 17 individuals positive with the South African variant of Covid-19 called B.1.125 as of today. Health Director-General Tan Sri Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah said the infections came from the same source following contact tracing efforts done at localities near Sepang and Kuala Langat. He said following … Continue reading 17 found positive with South African Covid-19 variant, all from same source

EAIC recommends immigration facilities at KLIA be improved

12 April 2021 The Enforcement Agency Integrity Commission (EAIC) has recommended that the government improve immigration facilities at KLIA, especially at the operations office. EAIC commissioner Mahmood Adam said this followed a visit by EAIC to KLIA today to observe the daily operations of enforcement agencies there, namely the Immigration Department, police, customs and the … Continue reading EAIC recommends immigration facilities at KLIA be improved

KLIA introduces initiative for passengers with hidden disabilities

12 April 2021 Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) has introduced a new initiative for passengers with hidden disabilities such as autism, attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), global development delay (GDD) and sensory processing disorder. The Butterfly Effect initiative aims to provide a more relaxed and manageable airport experience coupled with special professional assistance from airport ground staff … Continue reading KLIA introduces initiative for passengers with hidden disabilities

60 stranded passengers take chartered flight to Malaysia for transit

10 April 2021 Some 60 stranded former non-resident workers in the Macau SAR were repatriated yesterday via AirAsia, some of them having medical conditions requiring urgent care. The return flight will bring in 12 local residents from Malaysia who were in transit from different regions. One of the key persons involved in organizing this flight, … Continue reading 60 stranded passengers take chartered flight to Malaysia for transit

HSR erasure to lower property value

8 April 2021 HSR localities would return to ‘backwater status’ and investors would have to wait until urban development reaches it, says expert THE recent S$102.8 million (RM320.27 million) settlement between Malaysia and Singapore for the cancellation of the highspeed rail (HSR) mega project is expected to devalue properties within the localities of the stations … Continue reading HSR erasure to lower property value

Vision-Box Awarded the Design, Supply, Testing, Commissioning and Maintenance of Single Token Solution At KLIA

8 April 2021 Vision-Box (vision-box.com) has been awarded the Single Token project by Malaysia Airports Holdings Berhad for the implementation of biometric digital identity management system at the Terminal 1 (T1) and Terminal 2 (T2) of KL International Airport (KLIA). Vision-Box’s Orchestra™ Digital Identity Management Platform is a state-of-the-art touchless and contactless passenger processing technology, … Continue reading Vision-Box Awarded the Design, Supply, Testing, Commissioning and Maintenance of Single Token Solution At KLIA

South African virus strain detected

2 April 2021 The highly-contagious B.1.351 Covid-19 variant from South Africa has been detected in at least nine cases in Malaysia, the Health Ministry said. Health director-general Tan Sri Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah said the variant was discovered from Covid-19 samples taken from cases around the Sepang and Kuala Langat districts in Selangor. “It was … Continue reading South African virus strain detected

Nine cases of ‘tougher’ South African Covid-19 variant detected in Malaysia

1 April 2021 The Health Ministry has detected nine cases of a new Covid-19 variant in Malaysia, the B.1.351 which was first discovered in South Africa late last year. Health director-general Tan Sri Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah said the Institute for Medical Research (IMR) has identified and confirmed the existence of this variant among local … Continue reading Nine cases of ‘tougher’ South African Covid-19 variant detected in Malaysia

KLIA’S Business Travellers Centre to facilitate foreign business travellers, says minister

23 March 2021 A Business Travellers Centre (BTC) has been set up at the Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) to facilitate the entry of foreign business travellers into Malaysia, said Senior Minister cum International Trade and Industry Minister Datuk Seri Mohamed Azmin Ali. Mohamed Azmin said the BTC was one of the main components under … Continue reading KLIA’S Business Travellers Centre to facilitate foreign business travellers, says minister

Caught between two nations

21 March 2021 He’s the man who is at the centre of a row between two countries, yet so little is known about him. The North Korean businessman Mun Chol-myong (pic) is the reason Malaysian and international press have been camping outside the North Korean embassy in Bukit Damansara here since 7.30am yesterday, almost like … Continue reading Caught between two nations

KLIA starts disinfecting arriving baggage with newly-installed tunnels

19 March 2021 The Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) has started disinfecting arriving baggage with its new automatic ultraviolet (UV) radiation system to curb COVID-19 and ensure airport safety remains at the highest level. In a statement, airport operator Malaysia Airports Holdings Bhd (MAHB) said the latest Airports 4.0 initiative comprising UV bulbs installed in … Continue reading KLIA starts disinfecting arriving baggage with newly-installed tunnels

Covid-19: KLIA starts disinfecting arriving baggage with newly-installed automatic ultraviolet system

19 March 2021 The Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) has started disinfecting arriving baggage with its new automatic ultraviolet (UV) radiation system to curb Covid-19 and ensure airport safety remains at the highest level. In a statement, airport operator Malaysia Airports Holdings Bhd (MAHB) said the latest Airports 4.0 initiative comprising UV bulbs installed in … Continue reading Covid-19: KLIA starts disinfecting arriving baggage with newly-installed automatic ultraviolet system

Mavcom: 428 complaints in second-half of last year, 98 percent of them resolved

19 March 2021 The Malaysian Aviation Commission (Mavcom) reported that it received a total of 428 complaints between July 1 and Dec 31, 2020 – 99.3% of which involved airlines, while 0.7% were on airports – according to its biannual Consumer Report. This translated to a 45.3% reduction from 783 complaints lodged during the corresponding … Continue reading Mavcom: 428 complaints in second-half of last year, 98 percent of them resolved

Queue wait time at KLIA reduced to under 10 minutes with 3D sensors

10 March 2021 A new 3D sensor technology is utilised for the Automated Queue Management System (AQMS) at Kuala Lumpur international Airport to manage and reduce queue wait times to under 10 minutes. Malaysia Airports group chief executive officer Datuk Mohd Shukrie Mohd Salleh said the AQMS leverages on Internet of Things (IoT) technology to … Continue reading Queue wait time at KLIA reduced to under 10 minutes with 3D sensors

High Court rules govt ban on the use of Allah by non-Muslims ‘illegal’ and ‘irrational’

10 March 2021 The High Court today ruled that non-Muslims can use the word Allah and three other words for teaching purposes. The other words are kaabah, solat, and baitullah. The ruling was made by Court of Appeal judge Datuk Nor Bee Ariffin, sitting as a High Court judge, after 13 years of legal battle … Continue reading High Court rules govt ban on the use of Allah by non-Muslims ‘illegal’ and ‘irrational’

MAHB aims to fully implement airport queue management system at KLIA critical touchpoints by June

10 March 2021 Malaysia Airports Holdings Bhd (MAHB) aims to complete the implementation of the Automated Queue Management System (AQMS) at all critical touch points at Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA), including check-in, Immigration and Customs by June this year. In a statement, MAHB said the first phase of the AQMS has been completed for … Continue reading MAHB aims to fully implement airport queue management system at KLIA critical touchpoints by June

Flying high for Malaysia

5 March 2021 A GLOBAL survey carried out in the first half of 2020 ranked Kuala Lumpur International Airport as one of the top 10 airports in the world. It was done by Airport Service Quality (ASQ) which benchmarks the world’s best airports. (ASQ is carried out by the Airports Council International that sets the … Continue reading Flying high for Malaysia

Malaysia Airports offering private health safety screening, says chairman

4 March 2021 Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) is looking to upgrade its offerings by providing private health safety screening services for passengers to enjoy faster clearance upon arrival at the airport. Malaysia Airports Holdings Berhad (MAHB) chairman, Datuk Seri Zambry Abd Kadir said the move was expected to enhance passenger experience as they could … Continue reading Malaysia Airports offering private health safety screening, says chairman

KLIA to provide private health safety screening services

4 March 2021 Malaysia Airports Holdings Bhd (MAHB) is set to offer private health safety screening services for passengers at the Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) to enjoy faster clearance upon arrival. The airport operator said the services will enhance passenger experience as they can undergo tests and wait for their results in comfortable surroundings. … Continue reading KLIA to provide private health safety screening services