BUILDING 16 more walkalators and having first aid kits in every public toilet at KLIA2 are among the measures to be taken by Malaysia Airports Holdings Berhad (MAHB) to cater to senior citizens and the disabled, said Deputy Transport Minister Datuk Abdul Aziz Kaprawi.
The walkalators would be built at the cost of RM38mil while plans to have the kits were ongoing, he told Datuk Noor Ehsanuddin Mohd Harun Narrashid (BN-Kota Tinggi).
Abdul Aziz said there were also facilities for heart patients, including 15 defibrillators, on standby.
To Teresa Kok (DAP-Seputeh) who claimed that it took 45 minutes for her elderly parents to get to the departure gate, he said buggies were available round the clock but only with prior notification.
Other infrastructure included 80 aerobridges at 68 departure gates, toilets and elevators for the disabled, and a special lane for senior citizens and the disabled.
KLIA2, said Abdul Aziz, would also be undergoing renovation and relocating some shops to widen the corridors.
Later, Deputy Education Minister P. Kamalanathan told V. Sivakumar (DAP-Batu Gajah) that RM20.54mil had been set aside and channelled via the Poor Students Trust Fund to help 89,670 students.
To allegations of embezzlement from the fund, Kamalanathan said the ministry had never failed to send its accounts for audit.
“If there are any complaints, forward it to me and we will investigate,” he said.
In a written reply to Sivakumar, International Trade and Industry Minister Datuk Seri Mustapa Mohamed said the features of Proton cars were on par with those of other renowned manufacturers, such as BMW, Volvo, Toyota and Honda.
“Proton has a few international recognitions. It features Lotus ride and handling which enhance the vehicles’ performance while ensuring a satisfactory quality,” he said, adding that the latest models were also equipped with aspects like anti-lock braking system, brake assist, traction control, electronic stability control as well as airbags and seatbeats for children.