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Archive for December, 2011

Happy New Year to all Malaysians

May yours truly take this opportunity to wish all readers, commenters and other Malaysians a Happy New Year. May you all be blessed with good health, happiness and prosperity always. Hopefully 2012 will be a better year for us all. It is hoped that we will have less politicking and more nation building in whatever we do.

 

 

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Updated @ 7:50 pm on 28-12-2011: Please read these two interesting articles, “Azman Mokhtar and Rashdan must go – Part 4″ & “Another Khazanah-Amokh failure [updated]. Another interesting write up, “Heads to roll in Khazanah”.

On 28 July 2010 under the leadership of YM Tengku Azmil, MAS signed an agreement with Lembaga Tabung Haji to provide Haji Charter services to Jeddah and Madina for the 2010 / 2011 Haji Season. Read HERE. Yours truly believes that MAS has been providing the Haji Charter services since 1960 as part of its national service which should be applauded. Your truly has just been informed from a reliable source that its New Business Plan is not going to renew the said Haji Charter services from 2012 onwards due to the same old story that it was “UNPROFITABLE”. It was for the same reason that MAS had terminated the Firefly’s routes for its jet services from JB to East Malaysia and MAS routes from Kota Kinabalu to cities in Japan, Korea, Australia and etc. (more…)

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Merry Christmas to all

May I take this opportunity to wish all my readers of Christian faith a Merry Christmas and for my non-Christian Malaysian friends have a pleasant holiday. For those Malaysians who are taking this opportunity to balik kampung, drive safe and berhati-hati di Jalan raya. May I also wish all Malaysians a Happy New Year.

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The key players in the secret MAS-AirAsia share swap and the so-called Comprehensive Collaborative Framework.

On 21-11-2011 MAS MD, En Ahmad Jauhari Yahya (AJ), told the Public Account Committee (PAC) in the presence of Tan Sri Azman Mokhtar, the ex-business partner of Rashdan when they were in BinaFikir Sdn Bhd, that Firefly made a loss of RM89 million! Read HERE. Yours truly has been reliably informed that as a mark of appreciation of the Firefly’s overall staff performance last year, MAS management rewarded members of staff of Firefly with bonuses from as high as 8 month and as low as 4 month salaries based on their respective performance. (more…)

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Updated @ 12:25 am 19-12-2011: Please readAzman Mokhtar must Go (part 3)” by Jebut Must Die and judge for yourself.

Updated @ 12:30 am 15-12-2011: MyCC to investigate into the MAS -AirAsia share swap comes Jan 1, HERE.

MAS has announced on 18-02-2010 that 0n 16-2-2010 it had received a complaint filed in the US District Court for Eastern District of New York on behalf of Benchmark Export Services and six other plaintiffs against MAS and 11 other defendants on the allegations of price fixing airfreight shipping services and fuel surcharge and etc. MAS has denied such infringement. On 11-7-2011 MAS paid US$3.35 million as an out of Court settlement which can be considered as the lowest settlement sum under anti-trust laws. (more…)

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YB Datuk Ismail Sabri: Why was the public hearings on MYCC done in a hush-hush manner?

Updated @ 10:15 pm on 12-12-2011: Please read this interest article in HERE.

On 9-12-2011 Domestic Trade, Cooperatives and Consumerism Minister, YB Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri told the nation that Malaysian Competition Commission (MYCC), which will be headed by YA Tan Sri Siti Norma Yaakob (a former Chief Judge of Malaya), will consult members of the public before the implementation of the Competition Act 2010 on 1-1-2012. (more…)

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Updated @ 4:45 pm 8-12-2011 from Kuching: Please read these two interesting articles “Did Danny Yusof nailed BN’s Coffin in Selangor” by ABITW, in HERE and “Now everybody can get screwed” by BigDog in HERE.

Di bawah adalah sebahagian daripada teks ucapan di Parlimen pada 18 Oktober, 2011 dari Hansard.  (more…)

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AJ: What about the "Panamera Dead Woods" in MAS, which is one of LEAKAGES? But this a picture of a beautiful car by Posche and definitely not a dead wood.

Updated 1:30 am 7-12-2011: There two interesting articles that are worth reading about the incompetencies of Tan Sri Azman  Mokhtar and his secret MAS – share swap, CCF, and Tan Sri Tony Fernandes (Tony) wanted a Service Level Agreement with MAHB. Hopefully Tan Sri Asman Mokhtar will not suddenly sign another secret share swap agreement involving MAHB, where Tony will be appointed the new MD for MAHB.   In HERE & HERE.

Updated @ 4:45 pm 6-12-2011:  Yours truly has been informed by reliable sources that the notification for this town hall meeting states that if the staff want to attend the meeting, he or she will have to obtain prior approval from their head of department. Just wondering how many staff will be given the approval to attend. Although there were talks of the meeting will be stage managed, yours truly believes that unlike others AJ will put into practice transparency in MAS. Hopefully AJ will do a tell all with regards to the “secret” CCF, which is the main concern of the staff and the nation.

En Ahmad Jauhari Yahya (AJ), MD of MAS and En Mohammed Rashdan Yusof aka Danny (Rashdan), Deputy MD of MAS, who was Tan Sri Azman Mokhtar’s former business partner in BinaFikir Sdn Bhd, have called for a town hall meeting tomorrow (7-12-2011) at 9:30 am at the MAS Academy to unveil their so-called “Comprehensive Collaborative Framework” (CCF) and New Business Plans to save MAS. Yours truly hopes that MAS management will allow time off for its members of staff to attend this town hall meeting to learn about the grand plans that will affect their future and livelihoods. (more…)

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MAS cabin crews and others have worked so hard for MAS & yet not appreciated. But the Panamera Dead Woods are awarded with high salaries and BIG perks!

Updated @ 10:30 pm 5-12-2011: These articles are  for your reading pleasure. HERE & HERE.

Updated @ 10:45 am 5-12-2011MAS used to have daily return direct flights between Sandakan and Kuala Lumpur, then Firefly came in to serve this route, so MAS stopped doing it. This was decided by the new management of MAS under En Mohammed Rashdan Yusof, the ex-business partner of Tan Sri Azman Mokhtar when they were in BinaFikir Sdn Bhd.

The Assistant Minister in the Chief Minister’s Department Datuk Edward Khoo has expressed disappointment at the decision to reduce the number of airlines operating direct flights between Sandakan to Kuala Lumpur.

“Lately Firefly has also withdrawn its service and we are now left with only AirAsia serving this route.I still remember that when MAS and AirAsia had a share swap, it was clearly announced that this swap would not create a monopoly for air travel.This particular route between Sandakan and Kuala Lumpur has now become a monopoly (by AirAsia),” said Datuk Edward Khoo. Full report in HERE.

Now that the meeting between Tan Sri Azman Mokhtar and Tan Sri Bashir of MAHB was just a rumour where Tan Sri Bashir was supposed to be given the boot. Lets hope that the sacking of Tan Sri Bashir was a mere figment of imagination. Lets return to the problems in MAS where Tan Sri Azman Mokhtar’s ex-business partner in BinaFikir Sdn Bhd, En Mohammed Rashdan Yusfof aka Danny, was in the centre of many controversial decisions in MAS.

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The two good friends of many years.

The scheduled meeting at 6 pm of today where Tan Sri Mokhtar has summoned Tan Sri Bashir Ahmad to attend did not materialise. It was just a “rumour” after all!  Was it just a rumour that was  to “discredit” Tan Sri Azman Mokhtar, who is one of those few honorable men left in the corporate world and, of course, his ex-business partner in BinaFikir Sdn Bhd, En Muhammed Rashdan Yusof aka Danny (Rashdan), is included? (more…)

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