SEPANG - The following is a statement from the Chairman of Malaysia Airports, Dato 'Seri Diraja Dr Zambry Abd Kadir regarding the issue of Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah Airport, Subang (LTSAAS Subang) which is being actively discussed in the mainstream media and social media.
'As the Chairman of Malaysia Airports, I take seriously the news that has been published by various media and some individuals on the proposal to the government on the acquisition of LTSAAS Subang by the private sector.
Airports in general are strategic state-owned assets, in addition to LTSAAS which is a national historic airport and close to the hearts of Malaysians.
Therefore, of course, any step in allowing it to be operated by the private sector needs to be considered in depth, both in terms of security and defense, as well as property rights.
During the existence of LTSAAS, it has managed to be a trigger to the development of a large aviation industry for the country, especially in the aerospace industry. In this regard, Malaysia Airports has paid special attention in planning the long -term direction of LTSAAS under the framework of the master plan 'Subang Airport Regeneration Master Plan'.
I am confident that after listening to the views of Malaysia Airports and other relevant agencies, the government will not sacrifice a national strategic asset.
I, on behalf of all Malaysia Airports citizens, would like to request the government to review any intention to liquidate the holding of LTSAAS to any private party. Especially, given that Malaysia Airports has an excellent track record in operating 39 airports throughout Malaysia and one international airport in Istanbul, Turkey. In fact, several international airports operated by Malaysia Airports, both in Malaysia and in Turkey, regularly gain global recognition in terms of services as well as the growth in passenger numbers. '
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