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NEWS UPDATES Asean Affairs   20 June 2013  

Malaysia budget airport launch pushed to May 2014

Malaysia's airport operator says the launch of a new airport for budget carriers has been further delayed by 10 months to May 2014 due to a setback in construction.

The four-billion-ringgit (S$1.58 billion) airport was originally slated to open mid-2012, but the date was pushed to June this year due to design changes.

Malaysia Airport Holdings Berhad in a statement late Tuesday said the airport is targeted to be opened May 2 next year after contractors revised the completion date to end of April 2014.

The contractors have blamed design changes and poor ground conditions for the delay.

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AseanAffairs   04 January 2011
By David Swartzentruber      

It is commonplace in journalism to write two types of articles at the transition point between the year that has passed and the New Year. As this writer qualifies as an “old hand” in observing Thailand with a track record dating back 14 years, it is time take a shot at what may unfold in Thailand in 2011.

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