Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Why not a 100-storey tower at KLIA2?

Muscat airport's 100-storey tower
At last, Tony F says I do to KLIA2 - Bernama
Air Asia-MAHB working on Service License Agreement, says Tony's lady CEO - Bernama

Original article
So, Air Asia boss Tony Fernandes' plan for a 10-storey headquarters in KLIA2 was rejected by the Department of Civil Aviation? Blogger Zakhir Mohamad has the story in The Tale of Shrinking Tower and Reach. He said DCA rejected Tony's plan because the proposed HQ would block the air control tower, which purportedly pissed the man off and said the DCA should build a taller air control tower! You can tell that Big Dog is not a big fan of Tony's.

But a minute of Googling and I began to wonder if Tony is starting to aim too low these days. Why not build a 100-storey HQ for Air Asia in KLIA2! You think I mock? Read about the 100-storey building they're buidling at Muscat airport in Oman, a building that will contain an air traffic control reaching 100 meters in height!

Updated:
Some readers have informed me that my posting about the 100-meter tower in Muscat is correct but there won't be a 100-storey building after all. My mistake, my apologies.

Here's my response to two commenters who pointed out the error in my comment box:
Dear Homophobic and Arifin Ismail,
Thank you for pointing out the mistake. Indeed, the proposed Muscat airport building will be the highest in the city BUT is not going to be 100 storey tall. My bad.
One floor is about 3 metres so Tony's proposed 10-storey building would reach about 30 metres. a mere one-third the height of the Muscat airport tower.
Cheeria!
2:46 PM

33 comments:

Anonymous said...

Tony can build as many as he like but he should build it in Jakarta airport. New home.

borhan said...

Jakarta lain pak. They can change the law anytime they like..

No fan of Tony F said...

Why bother building an headquarter in KLIA? Malaysia not exciting. No growth.

After all, he will be getting Garuda and Citilink routes when they are forced to do Airline Rationalisation Plan in Indonesia. . . . :)

Anonymous said...

both rocky and anjing besar are the real LOSEEEEEEEEEEERRR !!

Anonymous said...

Now Rocky the Flip Flop!!

Dah Jadi Macam Najib. Kan Flip Flopping is part of NajibMania.

Sekali Kutok Tony sekali lagi soal mengapa tak buat 100 tingkat bangunan!!

Anonymous said...

Correct lah. Mula dia kata Msia no prospects. Now he wants to build tower. Tony bodoh ke - how can you build tall structures near airports? Even airport control towers have height limitations. How can the Arabs in Muscat build a 100 storey bldg at the airport? 100 storeys x 14 ft (per storey) = 1400 ft tower. That is about 450 metres tall. Planes may crash into the tower in Muscat airport. Not very wise.

Iskandar Ibrahim said...

www.eyezonst.blogspot.com

Anonymous said...

100 M tower not practical+dangerous in case Aircraft to execute miss approached or go-around..Most Malaysian should know that our new MALINDO on the way intentionaly to SABO ARASIA..Whyyyy..Coz Tony is too much already..Instructions from PM OFFICE "MALINDO YOU FLY MANA SAHAJA AIRASIA PERGI+KLIA2 IS YOURS"..TAK PERCAYA will wait and see the DOWNFALL OF TONY AND HIS AIRASIA MALAYSIA AOC..

Anonymous said...

Why mad at Tony? He and he frens created AIR ASIA and it grews. Many melayu pun kerja dg AA termasuk CINA dan India. How pusing he is, he still create a value of course with the best price he can get. I see AA staff never grumple like MAS. There something missing here. Passenger number keep growing and why are we mad, someone didnt get a slice of the cake?

Anonymous said...

You guys can say what you like but he laughing all the way to the bank at government's expense.

Anonymous said...

Tony F* is bulshitting again!

Anonymous said...

There is nothing wrong with a good competitor such Malindo. It should keep Airasia always on their toes. The customer should be the eventual winner in this case.

Anonymous said...

Probably, Tony’s desperate attempt post-Malindo to re-ingratiate himself with the powers-that-be or to reassert the importance of Malaysia to AA after his uncouth and peremptory exit.

Whichever way it pans out or how’s its perceived, Tony comes across as a crass loser who is seeing the world crashing down on him…you know Cue Pee Ahhh, an aborted Batavia; a deferred or aborted IPO (http://www.mmail.com.my/story/airasia-indonesia-ipo-33687) and other troubles galore on its way (stay tuned). As they say, crash and burn is simply no empty aircraft disaster parlance…hahahahaha

Off-topic

I am not a professor or some hoighty toity verbose intellectual or wannabe…but I do think that adding a subjective/ emotional laden vs objective/reason laden dimension to the suggestion below:

“So what can be done to turn it into one? The answer implied by our research is not that we should all become policy wonks. Instead, we voters need to be more mindful that issues are complicated and challenge ourselves to break down the policy proposals on both sides into their component parts. We have to then imagine how these ideas would work in the real world — and then make a choice: to either moderate our positions on policies we don’t really understand, as research suggests we will, or try to improve our understanding. Either way, discourse would then be based on information, not illusion.”
http://www.nytimes.com/2012/10/21/opinion/sunday/why-partisans-cant-explain-their-views.html

would further augment its compelling logic. Often, in Malaysian civil society discourse, I have observed the same phenomena of irrational behavior transmuting into rational understanding of an issue after the explanatory illusion is dispelled. Although, a novice, I postulate that the “illusion of explanatory depth” is attributable to the emotional associations underlying individual perceptions about an issue. Get them into an interactively open and informatively transactional explanatory mode where individuals can dissect, assess and analyse their viewpoints through non-intimidator or non-confrontational exchange of information to fill in the gaps and presto..you will have them changing their initial viewpoints in the blink of an eye just like crazy, wild-eyed Hyde/Hulk morphs back into his sane, dapper, civilized Jekyll/Dr Banner.

Wonder whether BN campaign strategists have any inkling of this? Shouldn’t all campaign material be starting on the tack of challenging voters to explain (in a personal dialogic sort of way) their stance on an issue and see how its absurdity (when subjective/emotional predominates) is undressed by their very own objective analysis (when objective/rational kicks in).


Anyway, just a whisper from nowhere, as I travel incognito through Malaysia’s breast, tasting the diversity of ideas served on the public platter and whiffing the crisp aroma of political chatter beyond the empty cacophony as I wander aimlessly searching and nearing the serene calmness of Sacrifice, Ibrahim and Ishmael. Good night MALAYsia wherever you are. May Allah Blest ye Always.

Selamat Hari Raya Aidil Adha Bru and family. Semoga diberkati Allah senantiasa.

Warrior 231

monsterball said...

Nowadays...Tony is a fat ass crazy nut.

Anonymous said...

Nothing flies high and higher all the times. One day all will fly down and Tony will too.

Too much crutches extended by the Pak Lah gomen in the end it breeds an arrogant devilish greedy monster. Not everything is exchangeable with all the wealth accumulated in this world.

Nothing to be proud of anybody, they are slightly smarter to make you work in and for the system that they created. That's it.

Arifin Ismail said...

Correction, Rocky: the control tower of Muscat Airport is 100 METRES tall, not 100 STOREYS tall.

Anonymous said...

Give credit when its due !AA is now world's famous...a good branding...and everyone gets to fly cheapo....Ask those poor Kampong folks ...they dont do that on bullock cartsof yesteryears...
Why all green eyed man ! He is doing one of the usual services to malaysian folks not those scums and other cronies of umno...do you see them doing anything with those illgotten gains and plough back to Malaysia?
One robber even have banks in Afrika...all those monies smuggled everywhere.Do you believe the 40 mill was for donation? Bullshit !It was that they were caught with their pants down !
So when someone brings an airline full fleged...make money ...green eyed monsters are foaming mad that its an indian malaysian and not melayu....They haste to admit it...

damansaraman said...

While I admire the courage and determination of Tony with his AA venture, he can't be going on complaining and wanting everything his way.

The Govt have been super supportive of him.

The thing with Tony is he carried his ready to rumble attitude a bit too far sometimes.

If only he pays more respect to people he'll get more than what he bargains for!

He forgets that people highly respected his achievements. He is a Hero on his own right. But constant bickering with the authorities fast making him a zero.

Homophobic said...

Pakcik Rocky,

I'm just wondering, is a 100-meter tower equals to a 100-storey tower? Thus one-storey height equals to one-meter?

Anonymous said...

foo yo. look at rocky and his kunchus giving tony business advice.. helluva experts isit? hahahahaha comedians. at least he didnt get up there carrying najib's ballz rocky

bru said...

Dear Homophobic and Arifin Ismail,

Thank you for pointing out the mistake. Indeed, the proposed Muscat airport building will be the highest in the city BUT is not going to be 100 storey tall. My bad.

One floor is about 3 metres so Tony's proposed 10-storey building would reach about 30 metres. a mere one-third the height of the Muscat airport tower.

Cheeria!

Anonymous said...

Hai,
K it was reported Msia is the 12th most competitive economy in the world for doing business, according to the 2013 edition of The World Bank’s “Doing Business” report....

The World Bank report surveys 185 economies across competitive criteria such as ease of starting a business, getting licensing approvals, efficiency of tax administration and ease of trading across borders. cerita dari Bernama..

Kat Jakarta gok mcam mana dong?

Supardi

Jasper Bloodstone said...

Pak Supardi 6:33 PM

Well, to follow on from your argument, Singapore was ranked #1 in that World Bank "Ease of doing business" report that you have alluded to.

And reports indicate that both AirAsia and Lion Air have approached the Singapore authorities about setting up Singapore-based LCC airlines and making Changi Airport one of their hubs in the region.

As far as Tony Fernandes and Rusdi Kirana are concerned, it's simply about maximising opportunities and spreading risks. And driving revenues and bottom line profits, as their investors and shareholders would expect them to do.

Of course, if in the process, they can play off KLIA/MAB against Changi Airport/CAG, and extract the maximum benefits from that, why not?

Anonymous said...

Dear Dato', Saya HAIRAN dan TERTANYA dengan halatuju sistem pengangkutan di MALAYSIA. Tak efficient dan selesai ( Aviation,Maritime, Land Transport,Railway)
Aviation. Mas rugi selalu,But SIA untung dan dinamik. Maritime. PKFZ ? MISC tutup bisness container nya, But PTPdan WESTPORT have exapanded their facility dan handling TEU of container increased. Land Transport. Masih tiada halatuju yang betul, But we have JPJ,SPAD,MIROS,JKJR. Railways. Until today the specification of tracks and locomotive takda keputusan yang tepat.
Kita kena tengok apa Kementerian Pengangkutan (MOT) buat.Sampai sekarang Peneraju dalam masih tak pandai buat keputusan dan halatuju.
Aviation rugi,Maritime tak berkembang (MISC rugi), Land trasport tak efficient, " sampai ada kenyataan bas dua tingkat tidak selamat??? Apa ni.. JPJ ada, JKJR ada, Miros ada, SPAD ada!!Satu dunia bas dua tingkat digunakan, tiada masalah. Railways, sampai sekarang tak siap dan selesai perkhidmatannya.
Boleh dikatakan semua sektor Pengangkutan masih tercari-cari rentak??
MOT mesti berperanan dan diterajui oleh Pegawai yang mampu membawa sistem Pengangkutan Negara Cemerlang ( baik pun cukup la) . Kerajaan kena buat detailed study on the policy dan keupayaan Pregawai yang menerajui Kementerian ini.Kalau Peagawai Peneraju tidak mantap, Apa nak jadi pada sistem pengagkutan kita??? Kita takmahu Pegawai Peneraju tersalah beri nasihat kepada Menteri dan Kerajaan. ( Lihat kes PKFZ, Airasia). Kena uji keupayaan KSU,TKSU, SUB Udara, SUB Maritim, SUB Darat, SUB Keretapi.
Dato' boleh semak dengan industri macamana polici dan halatuju MOT kita. Semak juga dengan PEMANDU, di mana tahap prestasi dan transformasi MOT. Semak juga dengan kerjasama MOT dengan lain-lain Kementerian.Kerajaan kena uji dan nilai prestasi MOT, seperti tragedi 'black out' KKIA. MOT ( Ministry of Tragedy???) Sampai masanya Kementerian ini benar-benar mampu menggalas program trasfomasi kerajaan. Pegawai pegawai Peneraju kena efficient dan dinamik supaya beban dan tanggungjawab dapat di galas dengan baik. Advice Kerajaan dengan fakta yang betul dan selaras dengan halatuju Negara. Jangan tersalah advice atau tak tahu apa nak advice!! Hisham UB.

Anonymous said...

Dear Dato', Saya HAIRAN dan TERTANYA dengan halatuju sistem pengangkutan di MALAYSIA. Tak efficient dan selesai ( Aviation,Maritime, Land Transport,Railway)
Aviation. Mas rugi selalu,But SIA untung dan dinamik. Maritime. PKFZ ? MISC tutup bisness container nya, But PTPdan WESTPORT have exapanded their facility dan handling TEU of container increased. Land Transport. Masih tiada halatuju yang betul, But we have JPJ,SPAD,MIROS,JKJR. Railways. Until today the specification of tracks and locomotive takda keputusan yang tepat.
Kita kena tengok apa Kementerian Pengangkutan (MOT) buat.Sampai sekarang Peneraju dalam masih tak pandai buat keputusan dan halatuju.
Aviation rugi,Maritime tak berkembang (MISC rugi), Land trasport tak efficient, " sampai ada kenyataan bas dua tingkat tidak selamat??? Apa ni.. JPJ ada, JKJR ada, Miros ada, SPAD ada!!Satu dunia bas dua tingkat digunakan, tiada masalah. Railways, sampai sekarang tak siap dan selesai perkhidmatannya.
Boleh dikatakan semua sektor Pengangkutan masih tercari-cari rentak??
MOT mesti berperanan dan diterajui oleh Pegawai yang mampu membawa sistem Pengangkutan Negara Cemerlang ( baik pun cukup la) . Kerajaan kena buat detailed study on the policy dan keupayaan Pregawai yang menerajui Kementerian ini.Kalau Peagawai Peneraju tidak mantap, Apa nak jadi pada sistem pengagkutan kita??? Kita takmahu Pegawai Peneraju tersalah beri nasihat kepada Menteri dan Kerajaan. ( Lihat kes PKFZ, Airasia). Kena uji keupayaan KSU,TKSU, SUB Udara, SUB Maritim, SUB Darat, SUB Keretapi.
Dato' boleh semak dengan industri macamana polici dan halatuju MOT kita. Semak juga dengan PEMANDU, di mana tahap prestasi dan transformasi MOT. Semak juga dengan kerjasama MOT dengan lain-lain Kementerian.Kerajaan kena uji dan nilai prestasi MOT, seperti tragedi 'black out' KKIA. MOT ( Ministry of Tragedy???) Sampai masanya Kementerian ini benar-benar mampu menggalas program trasfomasi kerajaan. Pegawai pegawai Peneraju kena efficient dan dinamik supaya beban dan tanggungjawab dapat di galas dengan baik. Advice Kerajaan dengan fakta yang betul dan selaras dengan halatuju Negara. Jangan tersalah advice atau tak tahu apa nak advice!! Hisham UB.

Anonymous said...

Couldnt help but laugh at the last commenter who by the way admitted this:

"It seems that the US doesn't have the will, political or otherwise, to deal with a "recalcitrant" like Singapore, "jurisdictions of primary concern" notwithstanding."
Jasper Bloodstone at 8.38am

Simply put it amounts to this:

1. Ok, I finally and grudgingly admit and concede that Singapork is a centre for moneylaundering and other dirty shenanigans.

2. But yet despite Singapork being tagged a money-laundering entity, the US have no cockmuscles to institute any action.

all revealed here:http://www.rockybru.com.my/2012/10/now-pengerangs-rapid-gets-pakatans-er.html

and by the way:

http://thestar.com.my/news/story.asp?file=/2012/10/28/nation/12237412&sec=nation

what is world chump at ease of doing (moneylaundering) business, Orchard road, superduper SMaRT, Sentosa, Marina Sands, Universal etc etc languishing at no 5 behind KL some more..........

hahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha(breathe)hahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaa

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I love My Cousin..hahahahahahahahahahahaahaha

Anonymous said...

Supardi

Here is more about the numero uno of business ease (backside business ease that is):

"The flurry of activity is partially a consequence of the debt crisis in Europe and America. Cash-strapped governments have been ramping up tax-collection efforts. Inevitably, attention has therefore turned towards those countries perceived to be offshore havens. Just as Switzerland has become a target for European tax authorities, so has Singapore."
http://www.economist.com/comment/1693425#comment-1693425

- do read the comments section of the above for more laughs....

and the world's chump cannot even refurbish its SMaRT mass transit:
http://www.todayonline.com/Singapore/EDC121027-0000050/No-quick-fix-to-old-cable-problem

probably they have no money with upwards of SGD500billion missing from national accounts as IMF data will show....chimps indeed!

I Love my Cousin

bourne identity said...

Maybe Tony FEEnandez should turn politician, be an MP and win a federal seat...only then he can ask AND get anything but only after serving the rakyat he represents.
Semua mau free kah? U cakap bahasa malaysia dalam interview news dulu barulah kita tahu you orang malaysia ke...orang sri lanka ka...atau orang UK warna cokelat with Malaysian passport!!!!

Anonymous said...

And how come numero uno of backside business ease fame is languishing way below Malaysia is something that is beating the daylights outta me.

http://news.asiaone.com/News/AsiaOne%2BNews/Malaysia/Story/A1Story20121029-380141.html

Maybe the HSBC survey is a delusion come real or reality turning into delusion. So all those tramps landing at Changi must be heading north via the causeway after realising they made a wrong stop....hahahahahahahahahahaha

or better still they reckoned that being in moneylaundering heaven was no recompense for all the hype as even pipsqueaks Bermuda and the Caymans can do better.

By the way, such must be the high standards of cosmopolitan central that its Inglisi is lumped together with Third world ruffians.

"It also noted that expatriates living in Asia such as in Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand and Hong Kong found it difficult to integrate with the local community compared to many English-speaking countries mainly due to the language barrier."

from a Singapore Press Holding Portal:http://news.asiaone.com/News/AsiaOne%2BNews/Malaysia/Story/A1Story20121029-380141.html

ah...i see that explains why someone reads a State Department issued financial regulatory compliance (AML & FATF) evaluative report as a trade document...hahahahahahahaha. Tony cocksuckling must be pretty brain damaging, after all what more Rusdi arselicking.

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I Love my Cousin

Anonymous said...

Growth must not be from loosening of standards,” he said. “There can be no market if there is no investor confidence.”

Agreed wholeheartedly. Just ensure that illegal money is not being laundered via these financial instruments as is rampant in a neighbouring country priding itself as a moneylaundering and tax dodgers heaven.

Duit haram bukan makanan Melayu Bermaruah tetapi suapan bangsa penggemar buntut dan daging BABI!

http://www.themalaysianinsider.com/malaysia/article/malaysias-bond-issuance-hit-rm100b-in-september/

Jasper Bloodstone said...

Wow, "I Love My Cousin" has really got his knickers in a twist.

Let's see now. He referred to a Forbes Online report which rated Malaysia as the 10th friendliest country in the world based on HSBC's recent Expatriate Explorer Survey (as reported in The Star).

Sheesh - I didn't know that being "friendly" results in an influx of foreign investments and a concomitant surge in good and well-paying jobs for Malaysians.

Maybe, there's another ranking out there that purports to show this?

And why leave out the fact that the same HSBC Survey ranked the Cayman Islands as the world's top friendliest destination for expatriates?

Yup, the same Cayman Islands that is reputed to be a tax haven and alleged money laundering hub!

These expats must have strange tastes......

There are any number of surveys and rankings out there.

For laughs, let's cite a few.

There's the ECA International survey of the best countries for Asian expats to live in (www.eca-international.com). This ranked Singapore as #1 globally, with Kuala Lumpur in 76th spot.

Imagine - ASIAN expats (not hoity-toity gweilos or Mat Sallehs) think Singapore is a better place to live and work than KL.

Somehow, that doesn't bode too well for the proposed TRX Financial District in KL, seeing as how these Asian banker types would prefer to be in Singapore.

Next, let's look at the Wikipedia Global Financial Centres Index. The top 10 are London, New York, Hong Kong, Singapore, Zurich, Seoul, Tokyo, Chicago, Geneva and Toronto. I can't find a ranking for KL.

So, in spite of US government watch lists, Indian and Indonesian accusations etc, Singapore is doing pretty ok as far as global financial centres are concerned. Tax havens and money laundering hubs, anyone?

And let's not forget the latest World Bank/IFC "Doing Business" rankings which placed Singapore in 1st place and Malaysia in 12th place. Didn't the Malaysian government say that it is trying for Malaysia to make the top 10 list here?

Competing with Singapore?

Let's see the surveys and rankings as they keep rolling out.

Anonymous said...

It seems that the US doesn't have the will, political or otherwise, to deal with a "recalcitrant" like Singapore, "jurisdictions of primary concern" notwithstanding."
Jasper Bloodstone at 8.38am

Simply put it amounts to this:

1. Ok, I finally and grudgingly admit and concede that Singapork is a centre for moneylaundering and other dirty shenanigans.

2. But yet despite Singapork being tagged a money-laundering entity, the US have no cockmuscles to institute any action.

all revealed here:http://www.rockybru.com.my/2012/10/now-pengerangs-rapid-gets-pakatans-er.html

Nothing will kill selfincriminating truth....hahaahaahahaahahahha. Enough said.

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I love My Cousin

Anonymous said...

hey pondan Pig

tell me where in my 10.29 post did I mention investment in the same breath as frinedliness.

Come on show us if you got the cock or shut the fuck up and quit spinning your delusional pathetic tall tales here.

You want to play the ranking games, why not show us Singapore's rankings for democracy and press freedom from UNDP.

Your pop taught you to put words into people's mouth as easily as he slipped his cock into his whore's cunt? Taking after his chingkie piggism, is it? I bet he didnt teach you to wash your filthy john after using it to screw your mummy.

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I love My cousin