MAS Unions to protest against the secret MAS AirAsia share swap deal

En Alias Aziz, President of MAS Employee Union (MASEU) said MAS Unions will protest against the secret share swap deal

PETALING JAYA: Three unions in MALAYSIAN AIRLINE SYSTEM BHD (MAS) representing about 15,000 employees will hold a picket over the national carrier’s share swap exercise with AirAsia.

Union representatives said on Thursday, Sept 8 they felt the deal would not benefit MAS, and that they believed the carrier’s new management team was planning the creation of a new brand within the airline as part of a union-busting move.

“We do not agree with the collaboration or the move to establish the new airline Sapphire (under the deal),” said MAS Employees’ Union (Maseu) president Alias Aziz.

“What we saw from the collaboration will benefit AirAsia and also there is a rumour that there a new airline company will be set up from the collaboration.

“We already have MASwings Firefly and Mas. So, what is the purpose of wanting to establish a new airline company,” he told reporters during news conference at Maseu office in Subang Jaya.

Maseu is joining the Airline Workers Union of Sarawak and Air Transport Workers Union of Sabah in threatening industrial action in the attempt to stop the share-swap from going ahead.

Alias also questioned why Maseu was not invited to give their opinions on the decision of the Mas supreme management about the collaboration.

MAS and AirAsia had on Aug 9 entered into the collaboration agreement to establish a framework to explore the possibilities of mutual co-operation.

To strengthen the collaboration and to further align their respective interests in AirAsia and MAS, Tune Air and Khazanah Nasional — the major shareholders of AirAsia and MAS respectively, have agreed to acquire from each other existing shares of both companies. – Bernama

This was a good news for the national carrier MAS, its 20,000 employees and Malaysia but very bad news for Tan Sri Tony Fernandes, AirAsia X Sdn Bhd aka Fly Asian Express Sdn Bhd (FAX) of Rural Air Services (RAS) in Sabah and Sarawak fame and with a reported losses of about RM89.3 million in 2009 so far, in HERE.  Of course, it was also a very bad news for Tan Sri Azman Mokhtar, En Mohammed Rashdan Yusof (the newly appointed executive director of MAS), YB Tan Sri Nor Yacop and Tan Sri Md Nor Md Yusof, who were all so eager to get this secret share swap deal through. I don’t know which company they were trying to save by this secret share swap: MAS or AirAsia?  I leave it to you to judge from the glaring facts.

MASEU should also look into the ways in which 70% of the share in the very profitable arm of  MAS, MAS Catering Sdn Bhd, was cannibalised during the period when Tan Sri Md Nor Md Yusof was the MD of MAS and Tun Abdullah Ahmad Badawi the PM.

The modus operandi of the cannibalisation of MAS Catering Sdn Bhd was similar to this secret share swap. The full details of how the 70% of the MAS Catering Sdn Bhd’s share was cannibalised will be posted in a day or two if there is no new important events in the interim.

In the interim, I call upon the PM, YAB Datuk Seri Najib, to immediately step in to stop the said dirty secret share swap deal and remove the newly appointed directors of MAS who have no or very little experience in the aviation industry like Mohammed Rashdan Yusof of BinaFikir Sdn Bhd fame. By the way BinaFikir Sdn Bhd was responsible for WAU in 2002 and thereafter it was sold to Maybank Bhd for RM8 million in, of course, 2008, during Tun Abdullah’s Administration.

NEXT CHANGE / AKAN DATANG – New Posting:  How MAS Catering Sdn Bhd was cannibalised and given to a company, which was related to and/or controlled by Datuk Ibrahim bin Ahmad Badawi!  


20 thoughts on “MAS Unions to protest against the secret MAS AirAsia share swap deal

  1. Anonymous

    At last MAS Union leaders have balls to stand up to Tony Fernandes, Datuk Kamarudin Meranun, Rashdan, Azam Mokhtar, Datuk Md Nor Md Yusof, Datuk Azman Yahya (also a director of Scomi Group), Wan Azmi Wan Hamzah involved in E & O Bhd share deal with Sime Darby), Datuk Rohana (Astro) and Datuk Krushnan Tan.

    The good for nothing lot. Those idiots are not ashamed of themselves when they know next nothing about the aviation industry. Have some self respect lah Tan Sri, and the Datuk-Datuk. YB please go for them in Parliament this October.

  2. Ramlan

    Siapa ni Datuk Ibrahim bin Ahmad Badawi?

    Amok, Nor Yakop, Md Nor, Azman Yahya, Tony dan Kamarudin: Kenal kah orang Datuk Ibrahim bin Ahamd Badawi?

  3. A worker in Maybank

    It is a real WAU for you Rashdan! Have started to look into the one sided contract with companies connected to Datuk Ibrahim Ahmad Badawi?

    I am sure that you never knew who is this Datuk Ibrahim bin Ahmad Badawi during and after WAU, and during your consultant days in BinaFikirzzzzzzzzzz

  4. Anonymous

    YB. ape ynag d beritahu olih MASUE Presiden tu kena siasat…Jawatan dia pun tak SAH …. utuk dapat Jawatan semasa pengudian…. ……….. takut tak dapat kontrak

    Bekas Majlis tertinngi MASEU.

    Nota: minta maaf kena edit sedikit untuk mengelakkan masalah tertenut.

  5. anonymous

    YB. ape ynag d beritahu olih MASUE Presiden tu kena siasat…Jawatan dia pun tak SAH menipu utuk dapat Jawatan semasa pengudian….Tengak le dia banyak dapat kontrak dari MAS…Jadi takut kontark tak dapat buat hal le..Jika Tan Sri F beri kontarak DIAM le..

    Bekas Majlis tertinngi MASEU.

  6. ANonymous

    MASUE Presiden Sdra Alias ada masalah tentang jawatnanya. kerana masalah terentu ttapi dapat jawatan juga.

    Sila check siapa yang dapat kontrak untuk

    1. Suppy
    2. Cuci Inflight

    TSF beri … diam le. .

    Bekas Bendahari MASEU

    Nota: Mohon maaf kena edit sedikit untuk mengelakkan masalah tertentu.

  7. ...


    Siasat dahulu siapa yang dapat banyak kontrak dari MAS di dalam jawatankuasa MASEU.

    Bekas Setiausaha MASEU

    Note: mohon maaf kerana kena edit sedikit untk mengelakkan masalah tertentu.

  8. Kumar

    Aiyo!! Tan Sri Mokhtar, I am finding it more and more difficult to understand how you are saving MAS by your senyap-senyap share swap until 8th April. Before signing the share swap contract AA share was on the rise for almost 2 weeks until suspension and MAS share price turun, turun and turun until stagnant. When suspension lifted AA share price jatuh, jatuh, jatuh and MAS share price naik, naik and naik. We Malaysians are stupid cleaver people like Tan Sri should tell us how can this happen when everything was done in a very very senyap manner. Only the Malaysian Insider news portal knew 2 days before suspension (6th April), now the 6th April sources story pun sudah tukar, tukar and tukar. The more I read about this share swap the more I am takut, takut, takut.

    Security Commission should check but SC now sakit kepala, how to check. Azizan’s name pop up like a sore thump in the Sime Darby – EO deal. I gave up!

  9. Ronnie

    Rashdan: The name Firefly no good meh? You check with your fung sui sinsei Tony and he said better change to Sapphire will be better? I think you should change Firefly to “AirAsia-On-Fire” will be better for the new management!

  10. Aziz

    Tan Sri Md Nor, Tan Sri Nor Yacob and Tan Sri Azman should tell us who is this man by the name of Datuk Ibrahim bin Ahmad Badawi. I am confused because certain places I saw his name with just Datuk Ibrahim bin Ahmad without the Badawi and another place with Badawi. Very strange!


    “This is not the way to revitalise MAS. We should straighten out our own affairs starting with the decision makers,” WELL DONE MASEU.
    Question is who are the decision makers?

    Shit still hitting the fan, stinkier than ever.

    Friendly advice to the crooks and stooges, better back off or you will be further humiliated, just like the gaji buta gang Munir, Sada and Azmil in

    LAST WARNING – BACK OFF and let the professionals run the airline.

  12. I am a Bodohwi


    If you were to talk to Amok, Nor Yacop and Md Nor then they all will tell you – That’s the reason why we put Rashdan (the whiz kid) in MAS to manage it. Then you have Nor Yacop another well known figure in he exco to oversee Rashdan. Then we also have Tun Abdullah as MAS advisor to advise. Then we have Tony and Kamarudin to check on them so that they are performing their task.

    They had to buy into 10% AirAsia X Sdn Bhd because the people in AirAsia X are also very friendly people and they can work with them to save MAS. After AirAsia X Sdn Bhd got listed, Khazanah will also benefitted.

    Looking at these prominent guys in MAS, there will no more problems for MAS from now on! So please don’t worry. Everything will be ok with such great people managing

    MAS. God bless MAS and Malaysia.

  13. Mustaqim

    YB must act now! Your revealing is a matter of facts and figures. Do not just urging our impasse cum dysfunction PM Najib doing his job! Give PM Najib last warning. Whether his truly 1Malaysia or 1 for money like Abdullah Bodowi?

    For MASEU, we salute you Bravo! If in Europe like AIr France, the whole nation shall be on strike! Do not bog down, we the peoples of Malaysia is 99.99% behind you except those idiot dirty bast**d daylights robbers accountants like Tony Fernandes Kamarudin Meranun, Rashdan, Azam Mokhtar, Md Nor Md Yusof, Azman Yahya (also a director of Scomi Group), Wan Azmi Wan Hamzah involved in E & O Bhd share deal with Sime Darby), Rohana (Astro) and Datuk Krushnan Tan and of course the master mind Nor Yacop.

  14. shankarprasad

    Wonder what will happen if the rakyat bawahan know and understood of the affairs committed by those people who made the decision to do whatever they wanted in the expense of taxpayer money. I believed the time has come where rakyat will use their power through the peti undi in the next PRU. Those filthy rich and with so called powerful hand will never understand the suffering of rakyat bawahan

  15. Ganesh

    When it comes to adverse report about the MAS AirAsia share swap Star played it down. Pls see page 31 of Star today. The Star can also made factual mistake: “Three workers’ unions within Malaysia Airlines claim that over *0% WILL move over to the new airline Saphhire that is to be set up under the new MAS-AirAsia deal”. It knows how to read good and beautiful story about Tony Fernandes and AirAsia. Can’t believe it can do such an obvious mistake. Other papers seemed to be OK but no Star.

  16. Union member

    Alias Aziz is no angel. He has received many contracts in MAS. Don’t expect him to stand up for us. MAS employees had to get rid of him as well in order to help MAS to be a better organisation.

  17. Another Union Member

    I support Union Member. correct, correct, correct Beware of this Alias Aziz. get the MACC to investigate and it will find many contracts in MAS were given to him. So maybe he was worried that Rashdan may take them away and gave to his cronies. Just a word of caution because we know him well.

  18. Anonymous

    Finally they have given us a peek at their balls but lets see if they go thru with it and show it all.

    As for brains, I am still waiting for proof.

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