KOTA KINABALU, Oct 31 — The Sabah Cabinet wants Malaysia Airports Berhad (MAB) to immediately resolve problems associated with the Kota Kinabalu International Airport (KKIA), including that which triggered the recent blackout of its runway lights for two days.
Chief Minister Datuk Seri Musa Aman (picture) said the state cabinet also wanted MAB to take proactive steps to ensure such incidents did not recur.
He said the state government was “extremely concerned” that the runway blackout had badly affected about 6,000 passengers.
“This is not good for the government, Sabah and certainly not good for MAB.
“I understand the blame cannot entirely be placed on MAB, but MAB should also have been more prepared in responding to such situations.
“Update those stranded and don’t leave them in the dark. At the very least, provide them with basic drinking water,” he added.
Musa was speaking during a state cabinet briefing on the KKIA runway blackout led by MAB chairman Tan Sri Bashir Ahmad Abdul Majid and senior general manager Datuk Azmi Murad at Wisma Innoprise near here today. — Bernama