23 February 2014
Parties involved in the construction and operation of the Kuala Lumpur International Airport 2 (klia2) are urged to prioritise national interests to ensure its opening on May 2.
Acting Transport Minister Datuk Seri Hishammuddin Hussein (pic) said interested parties should cease finger pointing but to put national and the people’s interests first by meeting the stipulated operational date.
"They themselves picked the date, not the government, because it is a private commercial venture. So, they must be responsible even if they disagree.
"I had been promised the operational date of May 2 can be met," he said when met by reporters in Kajang today.
In the meantime, Hishamuddin said a roundtable conference to discuss the national aviation policy, the direction of the industry, and national interests were held recently and attended by companies involved in the sector.
"The conference on security and airspace was a discussion session and not for finger pointing or to see who is to blame.
"It is a platform to discuss related matters in ensuring at least there is a landmark to see the national agenda as top priority.
"As long as I am with this ministry, this is my way of ensuring that nobody can place self interest above national or public interest," he said. – Bernama