I noticed that DAP leaders have been pushing for the government to proceed with airport upgrading works, in particular the one in Penang, which state government is controlled by them.
The other day, former transport minister Anthony Loke who is a DAP senior leader and Seremban MP even suggested for MAHB, which runs the airports to be delisted in order to enable such upgrades of the airports.
I don't have too much complain against Loke but I think he was being unfair with his suggestion as MAHB has been working hard and spending much maintaining the mostly empty airports during the pandemic.
Then today the DAP-led Penang government once again called for the government to reverse its decision to postpone most airport-related projects, as announced by Transport minister Wee Ka Siong on Monday.
Why are they being so pushy about this airport upgrades now?
The pandemic is not yet over, okay, and the tourists are not yet coming in droves for quite a while more.
What's the rush?
|Penang Airport needs immediate upgrades?|
I read that one of the DAP guys said this is the best time to do the upgrade works as there were not too many people yet at the airports.
Hey, I think that's silly, okay.
I was at Heathrow Airport back in 2006 when they were renovating it and I didn't experience much inconvenience because of it.
The airport was packed despite it looking like an Arked Mara because of the upgrading works.
I believe that for now, we should upgrade the airports only when we really need to do it and more importantly when we have the money for it.
I don't think we have that kind of money to spend at the moment as we are still on our way to recover from the pandemic and its economic fall out.
At the moment, the priority should be in helping the rakyat instead of making airports bigger and nicer like Changi in Singapore.
DAP people, you all agree with me on that, right?
Tell your leaders la that no point in having fancy airports if the people are suffering.
Oh, and I believe that if we really need to make the airports better and nicer, MAHB will make sure the government know what to do and when to do it.
After all, I think MAHB knows about the airport business better than the DAP leaders.