Loke: Enough said about ILS, allow room for experts to settle dispute


PUTRAJAYA: Allow space for Malaysian and Singaporean technical experts to settle the Seletar Airport Instrument Landing System (ILS) dispute, says Anthony Loke (pic).

The Transport Minister said Malaysia had already made its position on the matter "very clear" and does not intend to prolong it.

"Enough has been said (on the ILS issue). We have made our points. We have even come up with a video to explain our position. I think it is very clear.

"On any technical considerations, I think I will leave it to the technical experts from both sides to thrash it out," said Loke.

He said a bilateral meeting between Malaysia and Singapore would be held "sometime in January" to seek a solution on the matter.

Loke was asked to comment on the issue after launching the "Happy Guests, Caring Hosts Service Culture Transformation Programme" at the Kuala Lumpur International Airport 2 at a press conference here on Thursday (Dec 13).

The issue arose when Malaysia revealed that Singapore had issued new ILS procedures for Seletar Airport, which was scheduled to be enforced on Jan 3.

Malaysia sent a protest note to Singapore over the country's intention to use the airspace above Pasir Gudang as a flight path for airplanes landing at Seletar Airport.

Loke had said using the limitation on the airspace in Pasir Gudang would affect development in the industrial town, as a building height restriction would have to be imposed.

Pasir Gudang is located just over 2km away from Seletar Airport.


   

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