This is bad,
I have to congratulate NST for putting that part into the story instead of just the PR statement by Malaysia Airports Holdings Bhd (MAHB) which was the main highlight of the report by Malaysian Insight;
MAHB lauds speedy action to fix burst pipe at klia2
Sorry ya, I can only give you all Malaysian Insight's headline but not their story because unlike the NST's one, you have to subscribe to read their story.
Anyway, I think MAHB should not congratulate itself for fixing a problem which shouldn't be there in the first place as well as coming up with excuses as to why such a problem happened.
It should have make sure such things never happened.
Key word here is "maintenance".
You all at MAHB tak bothered nak buat maintenance ke sampai paip pecah dan bumbung nak roboh?
Or is it just at KLIA2?
Because it's an airport for budget travellers?
Less wealthy travellers get bocor airport, is it?
Is this part of being Malaysia Baru?
And KLIA2 is very new compared to KLIA. How come can bocor?
Actually, I heard all kind of bad things about KLIA2. Even the toilets were said to be inferior than those in KLIA.
Now I'm beginning to believe that they were true.
I think if I have the time. I'll go check it out one of these days because I have never been to KLIA2.
Whatever it is we shouldn't have a leaking and roof collapsing airport, okay.
Really, that's just not right MAHB.
You all can't have this don't care attitude even with that almost total monopoly of airports in this country.
After all, you all charge the travellers using KLIA2 with the same airport charges/taxes as those in KLIA.
I don't know whether you all realise it, but I was made to understand that almost half of the amount we paid for our plane tickets went to things like airport taxes/charges.
Why can't they make use of that money to ensure we have good airports....instead of bocor airports.
By the way, the Tourism minister and several others are now making noises about expensive airfares such as reported in these stories;
PKB gesa syarikat penerbangan kaji semula kadar tambang Sabah-Semenanjung
Harga siling, dasar langit terbuka murahkan tiket penerbangan
The way I understand it, they were mostly demanding for the airlines to reduce the airfares.
Obviously they were ignorant of the fact that it's the other things included in the airfares that made up almost half of the ticket prices.
Yup, those extras such as airport charges/taxes for the use of leaking, collapsing airports made the airfares more expensive than they should be, okay.
And those people should check back this story on a statement by the Transport minister in September last year,
Tiada harga siling tambang penerbangan
Well, that's more or less the government saying it's not reducing those other charges.
So, if the government doesn't care to do the necessary to reduce airfares, why should we expect the airlines to be more benevolent?