Tuesday, September 6, 2011


By Yang Berhormat Wee Chee Keong, Ahli Parlimen Bukit Bintang
Because of the one sided Media Prima and TheStar newspaper reporting, Malaysians thought AirAsia/AirAsia X Sdn Bhd/Tan Sri Tony Fernandes were coming into MAS to SAVE MAS.

I am proud to receive the comments below from MAS Union. Unfortunately, The Star, which has been publishing rosy stories about AirAsia/AirAsia X Sdn Bhd and Tan Sri Tony Fernandes, did not bother to attend the MAS Union press conference on 27th August, 2011.  So Malaysians like you and I were deprived of the views of MAS Union. So forgive us for being led by the nose to believe that without Khazanah Naisonal Bhd signing the “TOP SECRET MAS – AIRASIA SHARE SWAP” on 8th August,.  MAS would have collapsed. The Khazanah Naional Bhd top management, the former BINAFIKIR SDN BHD boys would like Malaysians to believe that the said share swap would have affected our national security so had to be negotiated in “darkness”!. Khazanah Nasional Bhd handpicked , the WAU, specialist, En Mohammed Rashdan Yusof (aka Danny), to head MAS now.  
By the way, in 2009 BINAFIKIR SDN BHD was appointed the advisor of MAHB. I wonder at that material time did BINAFIKIR Sdn Bhd advise MAHB to take direct actions against AirAsia Bhd to recover more than RM125 million airport tax debts, which have been collected in cash from the passengers since its inception. Perhaps at that material time “kemungkinan besar mereka TAK FIKIR” MAHB, the Ministry of  Transport and Ministry of Finance were in the SLEEPY MODE until they didn’t know that AirAsia Bhd was owing MAHB huge sum of Airport Taxes for years. Don’t tell me that MAHB’s auditorS did not question MAHB’s director about this huge Airport Tax debts.
Thump up for Tan Sri Tony Fernandes for being so capable that MAHB, Khazanah Nasional Bhd, the then Minister of Transport, YB Datuk Chan Kong Choy, Minister of Finance II, YB Tan Sri Nor Mohamed Yacop, Minister of Finance, YB Tun Abdullah Badawi, did not bother about the RM125 million Airport Tax debts.
Below is the MAS Union comments.
“Dear Mr. Wee,
I am representing the MAS staff union. FYI, we had a press conference against the interference of AA in managing MAS. We also made recommendation to promote MAS internal senior staff such Dato’ Salleh Tabrani (Tak Berani) or Zaiful as MAS new MD. Our press conference were held on 27th August 2011 and NTV 7, Berita Harian, Utusan, STAR and Bernama were invited but they went on silent the next day. Our press conference was only aired by NTV 7 and TV 3. Bernama and STAR did not turn up and Bernama apologised as it is not their jurisdiction.
Could you please look into why our local medias are so silence about our stand? Thank you and thank you very much for your fraternity support.”
Thank you MAS Union. Please be assured that you are not alone in this fight for justice for MAS. Firefly was under attacks the very moment Tan Sri Azman Mokhtar inked the share swap agreement. No wonder Datuk Eddy Leong is calling it a day in Firefly. I cannot blame Datuk Eddy Leong who has put in so much effort in Firefly to be what it is today. Now Firefly became House Fly.
When Khazanah bought the 10% share of AirAsia X Sdn Bhd then the future of MAS will not be hard to determine. Please take note that in those rosy press reports on this subject, they have not ruled out cutting down the work force in MAS.

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