Sarawak wants flights from Peninsular Malaysia to resume

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By Chew Lip Song

THE Sarawak government will appeal to the Federal Transport Ministry to allow airlines to resume flying between the state and Peninsular Malaysia, even if they are at reduced frequency.

This will allow Sarawakians to return home and essential supplies like face masks and food requiring air cargo shipping to reach the state, Borneo Post reported.

“We feel that domestic flights from the peninsula into Sarawak are still needed for essential travels,” Youth and Sports Minister Datuk Abdul Karim Rahman Hamzah said.

“Therefore the Sarawak Disaster Management Committee (SDNC) have instructed the Sarawak Transport Ministry to discuss with the Federal Transport Ministry to resolve this issue.”

Earlier, MAS, Air Asia and Malindo had announced from April 15 until April 30, all of their domestic flights will be canceled.

Abdul Karim also expressed worries that suspending flights shipping essential items into Sarawak may result in the price hike of some of these goods.