KUALA LUMPUR (July 3): The Malaysian Aerospace Industry Association (MAIA) has urged the government to reconsider and allow the industry and its supply chain to continue operations for the country to secure its place in the global aerospace arena.

It said following the enhanced movement control order (EMCO), its members’ manufacturing facilities are closing down and any move to curtail these operations would most likely have a long-term detrimental impact, particularly as many are sole source suppliers, with the global aviation industry now starting to recover.

“Shutting down will only encourage other countries, not similarly affected, to secure the business. Once lost, it would be extremely difficult to regain, resulting in a detrimental impact on our highly skilled Malaysian workforce,” it said in a statement today. Read more