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MAVCOM Welcomes Appointment of New Member of the Commission

11 Apr 2023


KUALA LUMPUR, 11 APRIL 2023 – The Malaysian Aviation Commission (MAVCOM) thanks and welcomes the Minister of Transport’s appointment of YBhg. Dato Ir. Alice Jawan Empaling as MAVCOM’s new Member of the Commission for a term of 3 years, effective from 28 March 2023 to 27 March 2026.

YBhg. Dato Ir. Alice brings with her a wealth of knowledge and experience in the public sector with her role as Permanent Secretary to the Ministry of Transport Sarawak and her tenure at the Ministry of Utilities and Telecommunication Sarawak, amongst others.

MAVCOM’s Executive Chairman, Datuk Seri Hj. Saripuddin Hj. Kasim said, “MAVCOM is grateful to the Minister of Transport on YBhg. Dato Ir. Alice’s appointment to the Commission. Alongside our existing Members of the Commission, we are confident that her breadth of experience will be instrumental in strengthening our efforts to promote a commercially viable, consumer-oriented, and resilient aviation industry which supports the nation’s economic growth.”

He added, “The addition of YBhg. Dato Ir. Alice to the Commission would especially aid the implementation of MAVCOM’s various initiatives particularly pertaining to East Malaysia, namely the administration of Rural Air Services in the interiors of Sabah and Sarawak. Her appointment brings the perspective of women in the transportation industry, particularly for air transport. We look forward to her contribution that will further enhance diversity and inclusivity at MAVCOM that would ultimately affect positive impact on the Commission.”