Archive for July, 2012

Tony Fernandes & Mr Yudiwan Tansai, President of Batavia Air, Indonesia after the signing ceremony for the sale of Batavia Air, Indonesia

Indonesian Govt Says It Has Not Yet Approved AirAsia’s Acquisition of Batavia Air
July 27, 2012

Asia’s largest low-cost carrier, AirAsia Bhd, this week announced plans to acquire Indonesia’s Batavia Air to expand in Southeast Asia’s biggest economy. (Reuters Photo/Beawiharta) (more…)

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YB Tan Sri Rafidah Aziz, the chairman of AirAsia X Sdn Bhd. By the way, has AirAsiaX/AirAsia refunded all the airport taxes collected from the un-traveled passengers totalling more than RM6 million?

“Timeliness and a concrete black and white commitment on fixed airport charges in the new low-cost carrier terminal is needed to cool down the ongoing tension between AirAsia Chief Tan Sri Tony Fernandes and Malaysia Airports Holdings Bhd (MAHB), says Tan Sri Rafidah Aziz. (more…)

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It is only fair that AAX should also return its Sydney route to MAS. Pic: 4th from left, YB Tan Sri Rafidah Aziz, the chairman of AAX Sdn Bhd

“Low-cost carrier AirAsia Bhd wants to opt out of all joint-venture agreements with national carrier Malaysia Airlines (MAS), a source says. AirAsia decided at a board meeting last week that it would seek to terminate its agreements with MAS soon, according to the source, in HERE. (more…)

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JAKARTA 21-7-2012–Tiga pesawat Indonesia AirAsia digrounded atau dilarang terbang sejak Jumat malam hingga kini, yang menyebabkan penumpukan penumpang di Terminal 3 Bandara Soekarno-Hatta. (more…)

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Selamat Berpuasa to all Muslims


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The German based Konrad Adenauer Stiftung

The US based National Democratic Institute (NDI)


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MINDEF has extended MAS contract for MALCON-UNIFIL from 2012 to 2014. Isn’t it strange that suddenly in July 2012 AirAsia X Sdn Bhd was the chartered carrier for MALCON soldiers?

MAS was the only chartered carrier for MALCON flights from 2006 until it was “hijacked” recently!


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Throughout the years, MAS livery/logo has been changed for good reasons and with the approval of the Board and Cabinet.

This is the new logo/livery that has been changed for no good reason.

There is MAS Board meeting this morning at 10:00 am. Hopefully the Board will be transparent and provide answers to the questions posed for the past week which are still unanswered. Looking at the budget for Marketing and Promotions budget stands at about RM560 million for 2012, the cost of designing and re-branding may be several million Ringgit was a small figure. (more…)

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Page 1 of the new livery and re-branding design materials by Landor Associates in London.

Regrettably En Ahmad Jauhari Yahya (AJ), the Group CEO of MAS, still refused to provide answers to the several pertinent questions posed to him regarding the designing of new pale blue livery of MAS and the re-branding exercise, in HERE, as follows:  (more…)

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The new pale blue livery which was supposed to be used on all MAS aircraft

Updates at 8:15 pm on 11-7-2012: It is hoped that AJ or his Strategic Comm in MAS will respond with honest answers to the questions posed herein otherwise it will warrant another posting on the same subject matter. Yours truly trust that it will not be necessary. Thank you AJ.


After the MAS-AirAsia share “suap” was inked by Tan Sri Azman Mokhtar (Amok), the MD of Khaznah Nasioanl Bhd, someone was deadly against the use of RED colour on MAS logo as it was strongly felt that RED is an exclusive colour for another airline. For the benefit of that someone, MAS was set up on 1-10-1972 and RED was the original colour of the logo of MAS! WHO INNOVATE and WHO IMITATE? (more…)

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