Bernama – July 16, 2007: MAS, AirAsia To Be Asked To Waive Special Aids Fee

July 16, 2007 20:33 PM

MAS, AirAsia To Be Asked To Waive Special Aids Fee

KUALA LUMPUR, July 16 (Bernama) — Malaysia Airlines (MAS) and Air Asia are to be asked to do away with the fee imposed for the use of special aids such as wheelchairs by physically challenged people.

A fee of RM12 is imposed currently for the use of a wheelchair, Deputy Transport Minister Datuk Seri Tengku Azlan Sultan Abu Bakar said when winding up debate on the Carriage By Air (Amendment) Bill 2007 in the Dewan Negara today.

Several senators had brought up the matter, saying it was unfair to impose the fee.

The bill was approved. The senate also passed the Malaysian Qualifications Agency Bill 2007.

The Dewan Negara will sit again tomorrow.


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