1. TONY FERNANDES FIGHTS FOR LCCT IN SARAWAK
KUCHING: AirAsia group chief executive officer Tan Sri Tony Fernandes will continue his fight for more low-cost carrier terminals (LCCT), including one in Sarawak.
However, he pointed out that in order for Sarawak to have a dedicated LCCT, this required a green light from Malaysia Airports Holdings Berhad (MAHB) which manages airports in the country.
Asked what were the chief minister’s views on an LCCT in the state Fernandes believed that Abang Zohari, like every leader of a country, would wish to have more tourists and for airports to provide the best of services.
He opined that there is a need for LCCTs anywhere in the world.
2. CAPTURING BEAUTY OF SG TABUAN IN “KUCHING IN YOUR EYES 2.0: SUNGAI TABUAN EDITION” CONTEST
KUCHING: The Kuching South City Council (MBKS) together with Sarawak Rivers Boards is holding the “Kuching in Your Eyes 2.0: Sungai Tabuan Edition” photography contest which offers a total of RM2,800 in prizes to be won.
The contest’s objectives is to promote Kampung Sungai Tabuan and Kampung Sungai Apong as well as the lifestyles, traditions and cultures of the various communities in the area.
Those interested may download the entry forms from MBKS’s website at https://mbks.sarawak.gov.my or obtained from the Licensing and Public Health Unit of the MBKS headquarters.
The contest starts on Dec 1 and the contestants can submit the photos and completed forms by December 16, 2019.
And the contest, is free of charge.
3. LANDOWNER SEEKS SUITABLE COMPENSATION FOR LAND USE
KUCHING: Sarawak United People’s Party (SUPP) Public Complaints Bureau (SUPP PCB) chief, Wilfred Yap revealed to have been approached by a landowner from Matang, who requested for his assistance to appeal to a power utility company for adequate compensation after the company erected a tower base for a transmission tower on his land.
The landowner was offered a sum of RM2,140 as compensation but rejected the proposed compensation as he felt that it was insufficient.
According to Yap, who is a lawyer by profession, the Federal Constitution provides that ‘no person shall be deprived of property save in accordance with law’, and ‘no law shall provide for the compulsory acquisition or use of the property without adequate compensation’.
Yap said SUPP PCB will try its best to mediate between the parties for a win-win situation and will continue to follow-up on the situation.