KUALA LUMPUR, June 24 – The government has appointed a consultant to resolve the issue of airport tax arrears of RM65 million owed by AirAsia Bhd to Malaysia Airports Holdings Bhd (MAHB).
Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak said the government has studied the matter and it would be used as a basis to resolve the problem.
“There is still a gap between AirAsia and MAHB and we have appointed a consultant to find the middle path ... it has been studied now by the government and we will use that as a basis to resolve the problem between them.”
“It will be seen as an objective, we are not going to take side ... we will decide on the basis of principle,” he said at a press conference after officiating at The National Baitulmal Convention 2009 at Masjid Wilayah Persekutuan here today.
In Charles Handy's words, it's the age of Paradox as Capitalism has not proved to be as flexible as it was supposed to be, and government have not been as wise or far seeing as it should have been.
Paradox has indeed almost become the cliche of our times. It is the dilemma of knowing more while getting more confused, and the more we increase our mental and technical knowledge capacities, the more we observed the government becoming incapacitated.
After all, life is a struggle for many and a puzzle for most.