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Airlines, stakeholders discussing best methods to reduce price of flights to Sabah, Sarawak

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Airlines, stakeholders discussing best methods to reduce price of flights to Sabah, Sarawak

ISKANDAR PUTERI, April 16 — Airlines and stakeholders are currently finalising discussions regarding the best methods or measures to reduce prices for flights from Peninsular Malaysia to Sabah and Sarawak, which have been rising of late due to the festive season. Transport Minister Datuk Seri Dr...

channel for the latest updates.ISKANDAR PUTERI, April 16 — Airlines and stakeholders are currently finalising discussions regarding the best methods or measures to reduce prices for flights from Peninsular Malaysia to Sabah and Sarawak, which have been rising of late due to the festive season.

Transport Minister Datuk Seri Dr Wee Ka Siong said the discussion, which involved three airlines, Malaysia Airlines, AirAsia and Malindo, the Malaysian Aviation Commission (MAVCOM) and the Civil Aviation Authority of Malaysia (CAAM), had begun last Thursday, and is expected to be finalised soon.

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ISKANDAR PUTERI, April 16 — Airlines and stakeholders are currently finalising discussions regarding the best methods or measures to reduce prices for flights from Peninsular Malaysia to Sabah and Sarawak, which have been rising of late due to the festive season. Transport Minister Datuk Seri Dr Wee Ka Siong said the discussion, which involved three airlines, Malaysia Airlines, AirAsia and Malindo, the Malaysian Aviation Commission (MAVCOM) and the Civil Aviation Authority of Malaysia (CAAM), had begun last Thursday, and is expected to be finalised soon. Parti Warisan Sabah deputy president Datuk Darell Leiking said that while the latest deal is decent, it is still short of honouring the Malaysian Agreement 1963. “We consider the complaints that we’ve heard. He said the GE15 is important to obtain a new mandate to form a strong and stable government to carry out the various development programmes and uplift the economic well-being of the rakyat. Firstly, we verify the authenticity of the complaint specifically. The 40 per cent net revenue must eventually be returned — that's the constitutional formula,” he told Malay Mail . Second, we ask airlines, whether you want to or not, you have to (reduce ticket prices) because it’s the government’s aspiration to lower prices in the future.

“We understand because of war, the crisis between Russia and Ukraine has caused fares, oil prices to spike drastically. “Why not honour the original agreement? Even though there was a gazette from 1969 to 1973, it didn’t result in an amendment to the Federal Constitution. Yesterday, the Umno Supreme Council decided that the MoU between the federal government and PH, which will end on July 31, would not be continued. But we also have to view it from the Malaysian context. We understand Sabah, Sarawak and the Peninsula, there’s only one mode of transport, which is flying,” he told reporters after a breaking of fast event with the media at Forest City Golf Resort here tonight. Yesterday, Prime Minister Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob and Sabah chief minister Datuk Seri Hajiji Noor announced that they had come to an agreement that the federal government would pay RM125. Therefore, he said a complete report about the discussion will be made and presented to Prime Minister Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob. “The prime minister is always concerned and instructed me to look for practical methods, whatever way possible .7 million which has been the practice for some 48 years and that it would be increased every year until 2026.

so I feel we are called to review all the proposed formulas. “Airlines have to look for a method to increase frequency, how, and where to find planes. United Progressive Kinabalu secretary-general Nelson Anggang also said that the new announcement today could be argued as infringing the constitutional right of Sabah... “Now that would be a very worrying and dangerous stand or interpretation of the Federal Constitution from the federal government,” he said.to cancel flights where.

.7 fold increment and whether it could be argued that Sabah was conceding its entitlement which will set a new precedent for future reviews..all needs to be viewed from a total point of view. On what basis can the Sabah government compel the federal government to further negotiate for any further review within these five years?” he asked... “I believe the State government of Sabah should have insisted that any review and agreement must be based on the 40 per cent formula and if there is a need for further negotiation of a lesser payment to be made by way of a special grant, it should be made only after the federal government acknowledges that any settlement or review must be based on the 40 per cent formula,” he said.

it requires good coordination between each other,” he said. According to Wee, the results of the discussion will be announced by the prime minister in a few days’ time. “We have no idea because the federal government has never disclosed this information to Sabah. Media outlets had earlier reported that recent checks on commercial airline websites revealed that fares had risen till RM2,000 (for return flight), a 566 per cent increase, coinciding with the Hari Raya Aidilfitri celebration period (April 29 till May 8). On the price of express bus tickets that was said to have also risen during Aidilfitri season, he said the government has not allowed any express bus operator to take advantage by increasing fares drastically especially during festive seasons. Is it to avoid disclosing to Sabah the total revenue they have collected from Sabah annually?” he questioned. He said whatever increases, whether prices or frequency of trips, require applications to the Land Public Transport Agency (APAD) before being brought to his ministry for consideration, and then the best decision would be made taking into consideration the interests of all parties, especially consumers.

“We understand during festive seasons usually we allow a rise in prices, but not to an amount that will burden the people, because the usual practice is a rise of around 10 per cent from normal prices for every festive season.7 fold. “We realise what bus operators are going through and the reasons behind the price hike, but we also understand and sympathise and cannot let the people be burdened by these increases. “As such, the Transport Ministry will make the best decision to protect all parties, including consumers, and the matter will be discussed with stakeholders, that’s how we’ve been doing it all the while,” he said. But the federal government is telling Sabah, look I know I should be paying RM2, But I will still continue to pay you 50 cents because I can since there was no review made in 1974 and every five years subsequently. Wee said, however, he had not received any specific complaint regarding drastic price hikes and urged the public to submit complaints to relevant authorities if such situations occur. — Bernama You May Also Like Related Articles . Meanwhile, DAP’s Kota Kinabalu MP Chan Foong Hin acknowledged that the RM125.