Kota Kinabalu International Airport (KKIA) main contractor bankrupt

1 12 2010

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The airport first began as a military airfield built by the Japanese occupying forces during World-War II. It was then known as Jesselton Airfield (Kota Kinabalu was previously known as Jesselton). Towards the end of the war, it suffered severe bombings by Allied Forces until the surrender of the Japanese army in 1945.

In mid 2005, the Malaysian government approved a project for major renovation and extension of KKIA worth RM1.4 billion. The project saw the 2,988 m (9,803 ft) runway extended to 3,780 m (12,402 ft) and the size of the main airport terminal building (Terminal 1) increased from 34,000 m2 (370,000 sq ft) to 87,000 m2 (940,000 sq ft). The new airport terminal building will be able to accommodate four Boeing 747s, one Airbus A330, seven Boeing 737s, three Fokker 50s and threeDorniers at any one time. It will also have 12 jetways for passenger use. The present air traffic control tower which is attached to the main terminal building will be demolished and will be replaced by a separate, stand alone tower. The whole project including the runway extension is scheduled to be completed by mid-2009.

When the overall project is completed, the airport will be able to accommodate the Airbus A380, the world’s largest passenger aircraft. The airport will also be the second largest airport in Malaysia with an annual capacity of 12 million passengers — 9 million from Terminal 1 and 3 million from Terminal 2.

However, the main contractor for the KKIA project, businessman Tan Sri Dr Ting Pek Khiing, the former developer of the Bakun project via Ekran Bhd, has been declared a bankrupt on October 28 by the Kuala Lumpur High Court.

The News

The Transport Ministry will ensure the completion of the airport runway and Tanjung Aru flyover projects following the bankruptcy declaration against its contractor, Tan Sri Dr Ting Pek Khiing.

Dr Ting is Managing Director of Global Upline Sdn Bhd (GUSB) that was awarded the two mega projects here by the Government.

Chief Minister Datuk Seri Musa Aman said the State Government became worried following the bankruptcy move and sought advice from the Ministry.

“The Ministry promised to look for solutions (to complete the projects),” he said. Musa considered the runway project more important because it affected air traffic at the Kota Kinabalu International Airport.

“We hope the flyover can be completed soon, but our major concern is the runway as it affects other airlines landing in KKIA due to a lot of chartered flights from other countries.

Ting, 67, the developer of the Bakun Hydroelectric Project via Ekran Berhad, of which he is Executive Chairman, was declared a bankrupt after he withdrew his application for the bankruptcy order not to be enforced on him on Nov. 12.

Ting’s bankruptcy declaration follows a legal suit initiated in 2004 after he defaulted on a loan by Bank of Commerce Bhd. That loan was to part-finance his subscription of shares under Ekran’s rights issue in 1997.

As at July 2005, Ting owed some RM60.79 million to the bank.

DIY : The best F1 simulation game

15 11 2010


Wow, this is the best F1 game to play. If can install a fan to blow wind in front even more better.



Unifi – Malaysia first 20Mbps "High Speed BroadBand" for Internet (HSBB) … but limited usage

19 04 2010


Wow !?? Sounds really high tech and you think from now onwards Malaysia will become another Internet big player in Asia?

Well, Malaysia still far away behind the little neighbour —> Singapore.

Read more below :




PETALING JAYA: After the excitement of Telekom Malaysia unveiling UniFi, its high-speed broadband service that offers Internet speeds of up to 20 megabits per second (Mbps), the bubble burst for many consumers here.

Some are disappointed over what they feel are expensive charges for the packages for home users: RM149 for 5Mbps, RM199 for 10Mbps, and RM249 for 20Mbps.

In Singapore, a 100Mbps service – which is 5 times the speed of a 20Mbps connection – only costs about RM200.

But the real disappointment is the realisation that the UniFi packages have a cap on the amount of data that can be downloaded.

The consumers bristled when they learned that the 5Mbps service is capped at 60GB of data per month. The 10Mbps service is capped at 90GB while the 20Mbps service has a 120GB cap.

They were even more disappointed to learn that the data download caps are calculated on a daily basis.

Consumers were further horrified to learn that if they exceeded their daily download limit, their high-speed broadband connections would be throttled down to about 10% of the purchased speed.

Telekom Malaysia CEO Datuk Zamzamzairani Mohd Isa said at a press conference to announce the UniFi pricing yesterday that the measures were part of its Fair Usage Policy.

“This policy is a standard industry practice to ensure that all subscribers get to enjoy the same web surfing quality,” he said.

So, do you think you can watch the IPTV as shown below???

I think after watch IPTV for a few days (the maximum), your HSBB will become LSBB (Low Speed BroadBand) because you break the rules in TM’s Fair Usage Policy (FUP).

You may read more at here –> http://www.soyacincau.com/tag/unifi-fair-use-policy/

and find something in their official website –> http://www.unifi.my