KUALA LUMPUR: The Malaysian Aviation Commission (Mavcom) says it may be subjudice for it to comment on the commercial dispute between Malaysia Airports Holdings Bhd (MAHB) and AirAsia Group Bhd.
Executive chairman Dr Nungsari Ahmad Radhi clarified that any comment on the dispute may be deemed subjudice as both parties were going through a legal process.
“I would like to clarify that since the dispute between the AirAsia Group and Malaysia Airports is currently going through due legal process, any comment on this matter may be deemed sub judice.
“This was the basis for my comments earlier today that Mavcom ‘will not interfere with the on-going dispute between MAHB and AirAsia’, given that the matter is currently undergoing legal proceedings.
“As such, the commission will refrain from making any comments at this juncture on this matter,” he said in a statement today.
Earlier today, Nungsari reportedly commented on the issue after a panel discussion organised by Khazanah Research Institute.
It was previously reported that AirAsia had served a notice to MAHB’s unit Malaysia Airports (Sepang) Sdn Bhd (MASSB) claiming almost RM480 million for losses incurred from operating at klia2.
MAHB, in turn, reportedly said it would resolve the contractual matters related to passenger service charge (PSC) through a court as it sought to recover an average loss of RM7 million a month due to AirAsia’s disregard of the RM73 gazetted PSC rate.