Thursday, June 4, 2009

No rest till LCCT issue solved

03 June 2009

Datuk Tony Fernandes pledges to lose weight and exercise more

KUALA LUMPUR: Datuk Seri Tony Fernandes will only take a break if he can sort out the new low-cost carrier terminal (LCCT) issue.

The AirAsia Group chief executive made this pledge 24 hours after he fainted at the LCCT in Sepang upon returning from Penang.

In an SMS reply, Fernandes did not go into details of the new LCCT issue but it is understood that he has been trying to get more involved in the project which is undertaken by Malaysia Airports Holdings Bhd.

He touched on his health -- pledging to lose weight, watch his diet, exercise more, and "hopefully incur less stress if we can sort out airport (new LCCT)".

Fernandes, who has checked himself into Sunway Medical Centre in Petaling Jaya, said there would be no break even after he gets well.
"We must get the airport sorted out. Very, very crucial."

He is expected to remain in hospital for a few days.

Fernandes said he was feeling much better yesterday and apologised to all who had sent him text messages and email, to which he could not reply.

The AirAsia boss caused a stir when he fainted at the LCCT on Monday.

He was sent by an ambulance to Pusrawi Medical Centre at the Kuala Lumpur International Airport main terminal building where doctors later gave him a clean bill of health, blaming his condition on exhaustion.

Fernandes was at Penang airport earlier with Transport Minister Datuk Seri Ong Tee Keat and Health Minister Datuk Seri Liow Tiong Lai to welcome the arrival of AirAsia's inaugural Singapore-Penang flight.

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