3 July 2016
Transport Minister Datuk Seri Liow Tiong Lai said MAHB will be meeting AirAsia soon to discuss and resolve the issues, such as the heavy construction that has caused disruption to the budget airline’s headquarters at the Low-Cost Carrier Terminal (LCCT).
“This is a tenancy agreement between AirAsia and MAHB that needs to be settled immediately. AirAsia has a new headquarters in klia2 but it is not ready yet.
“The tenancy agreement has ended and this is being negotiated with AirAsia,” Liow told a press conference yesterday after launching the Chinese version of the Malaysia Book of Records (MBR).
AirAsia chief executive officer Aireen Omar said last month that it was supposed to move to its new headquarters awhile ago but the building of the new office was delayed because the airport was built much larger than originally intended and the DCA tower had to be moved.
Staff members have to park 500m away from the terminal and walk to work while construction work at the terminal goes on right next to the airline office.
She added that AirAsia would hopefully be able to move to klia2 in October.
Earlier at the event, MBR founder Tan Sri Danny Ooi said the purpose of the Chinese version was to instil the spirit of excellence in everyone and he hoped the names in the records would forever be archived for the younger generation as an inspiration.
The interviews for and publication of the Chinese version which took six months to complete, was undertaken by R&D Communication Sdn Bhd, led by its CEO Frennie Hew.
“I hope this Chinese version will inspire us to break records, not just for recognition, but to inspire the generation to come.
“We have many Chinese record holders and the most famous one is Datuk Lee Chong Wei, and there are also many record breakers in business industries,” Ooi said in his speech during the launching ceremony at BookFest@Malaysia 2016 at the Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre and added that MBR would be having its 10th edition on Aug 8.
Speaking to The Star after the event, Ooi said the Museum of Achievers when completed would be the country’s latest iconic structure.
“We’re still identifying the site. Hopefully it will be completed in these two years,” he added.
Original Source: www.thestar.com.my