PENANG has urged Tamil Nadu to allow airline companies to operate direct flights between Chennai and Penang, Malaysia Nanban reported.
Chief Minister Tan Sri Dr Koh Tsu Koon said direct flights would cut travel time to less than three hours. At the same time, he added that there were plans to set up a Malaysian Industrial Development Authority office in Chennai.
“This is the right time to explore business opportunities in India and synergies can be achieved in biotechnology, electronics, iron and steel,” he told reporters after meeting Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M. Karunanidhi in Chennai.
Dr Koh was leading a delegation of businessmen and government officials on a trade mission to India.
The newspaper also reported that the Domestic Trade and Consumer Ministry would probe about 250 errant companies that had failed to comply with orders made by the Consumer Claims Tribunal.
Tribunal president Rungit Singh said of the 250 companies, 37 had defaulted in many cases and among them were a tourism company and a flight academy.
He said that under the law, the company owners could be jailed two years or fined RM5,000, or both.
Source : STAR
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