SEREMBAN - The Opposition Leader is entitled to use the Cempaka VIP waiting room - ranked third among eight rooms in terms of exclusivity - at Kuala Lumpur International Airport.
In terms of ranking, the most exclusive room for VVIPs is the Mawar at KLIA's main terminal, which is for VVIPs and dignitaries such as the King, his consort, the Prime Minister and his deputy, and the Penang, Malacca, Sabah and Sarawak governors. Foreign leaders are also entitled to use the waiting rooms at KLIA's Bunga Raya Complex.
Second ranked is the Anggerik, with fourth being Melor followed by Melati, Seroja, Tanjung and Kemuning.
Other VIPs allowed to use the Cempaka room include the Attorney-General, Armed Forces chief, Inspector-General of Police, deputy ministers, Senate and Dewan Rakyat deputy speakers, Appeals Court president and judges of the Federal and Appeals courts.
Chief Secretary to the Government Datuk Seri Ali Hamsa said in a directive that the authorities decided to come up with the list following the relocation of the airport's operations from Subang to Sepang.
The relocation took effect way back in 1998.
"We decided to review this following the relocation of operations from the Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah International Airport to KLIA and because we now have more facilities at KLIA," he said.
The Anggerik room is reserved for the Chief Justice, Senate and Dewan Rakyat speakers, Cabinet ministers, Chief Secretary to the Government, ex-PM/ex-DPMs and their widows.
Ali said chairmen of the various commissions set up under the Federal Constitution, High Court judges, Public Service Tribunal chairmen, judicial commissioners, the Auditor-General, Bank Negara governor and Kuala Lumpur Mayor were eligible to use the Melor room.
Ali said the Seroja could be used by Grade B government officers, chairmen and heads of Federal statutory bodies and government guests.
The Tanjung and Kemuning rooms are for the top management of GLCs and other private companies - at a nominal fee.