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MOT: Mavcom chairperson to receive pay cut

  • Jul 11, 2018
Transport Minister Anthony Loke confirmed today that the new Malaysian Aviation Commission (Mavcom) executive chairperson will be receiving a pay cut. "As far as salary is concerned, the new chairman (of Mavcom) will definitely take a pay cut," he told reporters after flagging off a Porsche convoy to Bangkok in celebration of the company’s 70th anniversary today. The transport minister added that he will be making an announcement regarding the quantum in the future. On the appointment
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Mavcom chairperson with RM85,000 monthly salary to resign

  • Jul 7, 2018
The Malaysian Aviation Commission (Mavcom) executive chairperson Gen (Rtd) Abdullah Ahmad is stepping down, a source confirmed. “I cannot say anything at this point of time. But, I can tell you that he is on his way out,” the source, who requested anonymity, said. She said a statement on the resignation would be issued later. Mavcom has been under the spotlight recently following calls for its abolishment by local airlines, namely AirAsia, Eaglexpress Air Charter Sdn Bhd and Suasa A
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Is Mavcom chief’s high salary justified?

  • Jun 2, 2018
YOURSAY | ‘Maybe besides minimum wage, it’s time to discuss the maximum wage.’Mavcom executive chairperson's salary RM85,000 a month.Anonymous 2478181499087834: Let's put this in perspective. To finance the annual salary of the Aviation Commission (Mavcom) boss alone, one million passengers have to forcibly pay RM1 by law, or the equivalent of 10,000 middle-income earners voluntarily contributing RM100 on average to the Hope Fund to save our nation.Can you imagine the anger and frustr
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Mavcom chief's RM85k salary 'immoral, criminal', says MTUC Penang

  • May 31, 2018
The Penang division of the Malaysian Trades Union Congress (MTUC) has expressed shock over Transport Minister Anthony Loke's revelation yesterday that the executive chairperson of the Malaysian Aviation Commission (Mavcom) is paid a monthly salary of RM85,000.MTUC Penang secretary K Veeriah said in light of the said issue, workers are wondering aloud how much is paid to the chairpersons of other bodies, such as the Land Public Transport Commission (Spad) and the Election Commission, among others
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Mavcom boss earns RM85k a month, Loke confirms

  • May 30, 2018
Transport Minister Anthony Loke has confirmed that Malaysian Aviation Commission (Mavcom) executive chairperson Abdullah Ahmad earns a monthly salary of RM85,000.This comes after a post went viral on social media about the Mavcom executive chairperson's salary being RM80,000 a month.“His actual salary and allowance, after bonus, is RM85,000 a month (in 2018).“It’s more than the prime minister’s basic salary, which is RM20,000-plus a month,” Loke quipped in a press conference at the Tra
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Gani defends Mavcom's RM1 service charge

  • May 26, 2018
Former attorney-general Abdul Gani Patail has defended the RM1 regulatory service charge (RSC) collected by the Malaysian Aviation Commission (Mavcom) from all passengers departing from commercial airports across the country.Gani, who was a former member of the steering committee that led to Mavcom's establishment, said the commission does important work as an independent regulator that protects the interests of air travellers.This, he said, includes resolving complaints within 30 days, ensuring
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Mavcom denies telling AirAsia to axe GE flights, lodges police report

  • May 15, 2018
The Malaysian Aviation Commission (Mavcom) has denied AirAsia boss Tony Fernandes' claim it tried to force him to cancel the additional 120 flights the airlines provided to enable Malaysians to travel home to vote in last week's polls.In fact, Mavcom is claiming the opposite, stating that it approved up to 66 additional flights the budget airlines had applied for on April 23."The commission categorically refutes the accusation that it told AirAsia Berhad to cancel all 120 additional flights appl
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