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No govt allocations involved in rebranding KLIA, klia2, says Loke

The transport ministry says the rebranding costs will be borne by Malaysia Airports Holdings.

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People go about their business at KLIA in Sepang in this file picture.
People go about their business at KLIA in Sepang in this file picture.

The cost of rebranding the KLIA and klia2 terminals does not involve any allocations from the transport ministry, minister Anthony Loke says.

Loke said the rebranding costs, which include marketing and signage, will be borne by Malaysia Airports Holdings Bhd (MAHB).

"In terms of rebranding KLIA and klia2 to Terminal 1 and Terminal 2 respectively, it is an application from MAHB, it has nothing to do with the government. MAHB requested for it to be considered.

"It is more towards marketing the airports. The rebranding costs do not involve allocations from the ministry," he said when winding up the debate on the Supply Bill 2023 for the ministry at the committee level in the Dewan Rakat yesterday.

On the disappearance of Malaysian-registered cargo ship MV Dai Cat 06 in January, Loke said investigations are still ongoing with no indication of its location so far. 

He said his ministry, with cooperation from the foreign ministry, will continue to monitor the progress of the investigation.

On Jan 9, the cargo vessel, carrying pipe rods valued at RM726,205 and five crew members, was reported missing in Indonesian waters. A police report was lodged by the ship’s agent on the same day.

Meanwhile, Loke said his ministry was finalising the acquisition of 10 sets of trains for electronic train services (ETS) and 12 sets for the North Sector Komuter service with an allocation of RM574 million and RM297 million respectively.

He said the acquisition was to increase the service frequency provided by Keretapi Tanah Melayu Bhd, especially to the north of the peninsula.
"We will either use our model of buying directly through tender procurement or through the lease model, which is a rental process with the supplier renting (the train) to us as the operator, and they are responsible for maintenance," he said.

The Dewan Rakyat later passed RM1.54 billion for the ministry under Budget 2023 at the committee level with a majority vote.