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Tan Sri Datuk Sri Dr. Wan Abdul Aziz Wan Abdullah (middle) receiving the award from PM. On the right is Suradini Abd Ghani (Senior GM Human Resource, Malaysia Airports)  

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22 June 2014

Kuala Lumpur, 22 June 2014 – Malaysia Airports’ commitment in pursuing workplace excellence was proven today when it was honoured with the Anugerah Majikan 1Malaysia under the ‘Syarikat Besar’ category in conjunction with the Hari Pekerja 2014 celebration held at Melaka International Trade Centre (MITC) Melaka on 21 June 2014, organised by the Ministry of Human Resources.

Tan Sri Datuk Sri Dr. Wan Abdul Aziz Wan Abdullah, Chairman of Malaysia Airports who received the award from YAB Dato’ Sri Mohd Najib bin Tun Hj Abdul Razak, Prime Minister of Malaysia said, “This award acknowledges our dedication towards the development of a workforce that is productive, informative, disciplined, caring and responsive to change. We are relentless in our efforts to proactively manage and sustain the harmonious and symbiotic relationship between employer and employees. This is the secret of our success.”  

Tan Sri Wan Abdul Aziz added further, “We consider our staff as our most important asset because their contribution is vital to the company’s success, which in turn, contributes towards national development.”  

He then went on to say, “I am proud and honoured to receive this prestigious award on behalf of Malaysia Airports. Since I joined the company more than a year ago, I noticed a strong sense of comradeship and a spirit of oneness that bind us together. We have been through many difficult and trying times but we managed to remain resolute and stand tall as a team. We persevered. This award goes to all the staff for their dedication and commitment in bringing Malaysia Airports to greater heights.”   

The award was judged based on several criteria such as human capital development; commitment towards employee health and safety; provision of staff facilities; as well as implementation of community and environmental programmes, to name a few. For the win, Malaysia Airports received a trophy, RM10,000.00 cash award and a Certificate of Appreciation. Malaysia Airports also took part in the cultural performance by performing a dance to convey the spirit of 1Malaysia in Malaysia Airports.  

In pursuing excellence, Malaysia Airports places strong emphasis on human capital development. The formation of the Talent and Performance Unit, Training Management Unit as well as various leadership and talent pool programmes stands as a testament to our endeavours.  

Staff well-being and engagement is one of Malaysia Airports’ six strategic pillars. Apart from staff facilities such as hostel, cafeteria, gymnasium and football field as well as medical benefits for employees and family members, Malaysia Airports also practices Management Visibility, where its senior management team members are encouraged to actively participate at various engagement avenues such as sports carnival and sporting / health facilities, annual events and regular town hall sessions,  among others.  

Strong relationship with the employee unions is also one of the contributing factor behind its effective staff well-being management. This solid relationship enables both staff and the company to work well together, resulting a win-win partnership for both parties.  

Employees are also encouraged to actively contribute in community and environmental awareness programmes through our volunteerism programme. Employees can participate in programmes such as Beyond Borders – an educational programme aimed at improving English proficiency among students from primary schools adopted by Malaysia Airports. Employees also participate in the yearly Green Day programme - a two-pronged employee engagement activity which aims to stimulate environmental awareness and to enhance camaraderie among its staff.  

Malaysia Airports operates 39 airports in Malaysia – 5 international, 18 domestic and 16 Short Take Off and Landing ports (STOL ports). The success of managing these 39 airports lies in the strength and commitment of its more than 9,000 staff nationwide, along with a good management team. 

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