Dr Wafi: MAS employees questioning the wisdom of the “matrimony”

The learned Dr Wafi Nazrin Tan Sri Abdul Hamid, who is an expert in Competition Law

Below are the latest exchanged of e-mails between Dr Wafi Nazrin Tan Sri Abdul Hamid (Dr Wafi) and En Matdiah Mohammad, the Secretary of MASE. By right Dr Wafi should not feel so jittery about the outflow of informations from MAS if the secret MAS – AirAsia share swap really meant to save MAS i.e. encouraging collaboration between MAS/AirAsia and not to stifle MAS/Firefly. As a professional, Dr Wafi should call a spade and spade. The outflow of informations from MAS employees are nothing if compare to the informations that are accessible to the directors of MAS. Dr Wafi should be more concerned about the outflow of information to the competitors of MAS unless he knew that the spirit of the secret share swap and the so-called “Collaborative Framework” were meant to stifle MAS and Firefly indirectly.

Until this day, Tan Sri Azman Mokhtar, his former business partner whizz kid En Mohammed Rashdan Yusof aka Danny or YB Datuk Awang Adek, the Deputy Minister of Finance were all unable to provide details of the so-called “Collaborative Framework” between MAS and AirAsia. Perhaps Dr Wafi may have special knowledge of the secret share swap and the so-called “Collaborative Framework” that made him so jittery about the outflow of information. 

By the way the Public Account Committee (PAC) will be meeting on 18-10-2011. I believe that the PAC will commence an investigate into the secret share swap and the so-called “Collaborative Framework”. Dr Wafi should be called to testify why he was so jittery about the outflow of informations from MAS and whether the said secret share swap and the “Collaborative Framework” have contravened the Competition Act 2010

Below are the e-mails in question. Read HERE for Dr Wafi e-mail of 10-10-2011.

From: Dr. Wafi Nazrin
Sent: Wednesday, October 12, 2011 1:28 PM
To: Matdiah Mohammad; YOUR VOICE ONLINE; Ahmad Jauhari Yahya; Md Nor Yusof
Cc: MASEU – Graded Union; Ahmad Kamal Muhamad; Philip Lee Beng Chuan; Lim See Fong @ Lim See Fhang; Lim Swee Seng; ‘/Http/mhmail.malaysiaairlines.com/o=MH/ou=Exchange Administrative Group (FYDIBOHF23SPDLT)/cn=Recipients/cn=dinza’; Ab Halim Said; Chai Chee Kong; Chandran Sekhran; Amir Ihsan Abdul Latif; Hussin Shamsudin; Izwan Ismail; Jamaludin Sanusi; Kamarul Zaman Saisi; Najmi Rahimi Muzni; Tengku Fachruddin Tengku Suleiman; Dr Vince See Eng Teong; Sharifah Julina Afaf Syed Jalaludin
Subject: Re: MAS-AK-Air Asia X Joint Collaboration – Flow of Information

Salaam sejahtera en. Matdiah. Referring to your email and query, I would point out as follows –

1. The strategic intent of MAS and AK/AKX to collaborate are embodied in the Share Swap and Collaboration agreements. Both were drafted and cleared by external lawyers.

2. Through the shareswap TF and KM now hold shares and directorships in MAS. As directors and by law, they have certain rights and obligations, including the right to MAS’s information whilst acting as a MAS director. In particular, they are under a legal fiduciary duty to act in the best interests of MAS, and not for any other purpose. Further, a substantial part of their wealth is now in MAS.

3. Apart from TF and KM as in para 2 above, the external lawyers have further advised us to provide clarity to MAS staff as regards antitrust law and the exchange of information with staff of competitors. Hence, that is why we issued the guidelines as per the UVoice Circular dated 10.

Wassalam.

See below the reply MESA’s secretary

From: Matdiah Mohammad
Sent: Wednesday, October 12, 2011 4:07 PM
To: Dr. Wafi Nazrin; YOUR VOICE ONLINE; Ahmad Jauhari Yahya; Md Nor Yusof
Cc: MASEU – Graded Union; Ahmad Kamal Muhamad; Philip Lee Beng Chuan; Lim See Fong @ Lim See Fhang; Lim Swee Seng; ‘/Http/mhmail.malaysiaairlines.com/o=MH/ou=Exchange Administrative Group (FYDIBOHF23SPDLT)/cn=Recipients/cn=dinza’; Ab Halim Said; Chai Chee Kong; Chandran Sekhran; Amir Ihsan Abdul Latif; Hussin Shamsudin; Izwan Ismail; Jamaludin Sanusi; Kamarul Zaman Saisi; Najmi Rahimi Muzni; Tengku Fachruddin Tengku Suleiman; Dr Vince See Eng Teong; Sharifah Julina Afaf Syed Jalaludin
Subject: RE: MAS-AK-Air Asia X Joint Collaboration – Flow of Information

Salaam Dear Doctor, cpy rest

Thank you for pointing out the strategic intent of the Share Swap and Collaboration agreements and the fact that these were drafted and cleared by external lawyers; and that the personalities had, by law, acquired the legal rights to such information.

Whilst I agree that they have the fiduciary duty to act in the best interests of MAS, I do feel that it will be a very, very tall order and insurmountable task to convince our fellow employees to believe that mere mortals could keep their personal and professional interests apart.

Already there are murmurs and rumblings on the ground, internally and externally, questioning the wisdom of the “matrimony”.  I will be lying if I am to claim that as union leaders, we are in position to compel members and fellow employees to believe otherwise.

Wassalam

Matdiah Bin Mohammad

Secretary, MESA.

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54 thoughts on “Dr Wafi: MAS employees questioning the wisdom of the “matrimony”

  1. CUNI

    Well done, mato, the cro.ks are shitting bricks. What a stupid response from s stupid dr.

    Note: just a minor edition to avoid unnecessary problems.

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  2. Harris of MAS

    so obvious that the share swap is finish Firefly first then MAS later. Dr Wafi why are you so jittery? you are working for MAS or Tony? Please make up your little mind!

    Are you really an expert in Competition Law? Gaji butalah.

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  3. one of the MAS workers

    Good for you Matdiah from MASE. Keep on questioning the gaji buta Dr. Until he piss in his pants. Such a stupid e-mail that showed his low mentality. He is definitely not acting in the best interest of MAS.

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  4. MAS loyalist

    YB, Thank you for sharing this. This is typical of him. He will hide behind external lawyers or his ‘counsels’ in “Group Legal Practice” and not ever take a stand on issues or to give advise on his own standing. It’s his modus operandi – not take accountability, only credit.

    I find it laughable that he can use the line “a substantial part of their wealth is now in MAS.” as a basis to explain his systemwide memo. What is that supposed to mean?

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  5. Jazlan

    Dr Wafi please give your view why must Collaboration coupled with share swap? Are these two characters like TF and KM not the head of AirAsia? How can you ensure that these two characters will look after the interests of MAS/Firefly? From what had happened to MAS/Firefly so far, it is quite obvious that best interest has not be taken care of. Don’t be so stupid Wafi!

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  6. Jim

    MAS Loyalist

    You are right that this Dr is no different from Azman Mokhtar and Mohammed Rashdan Yusof. They all love to hide behind the Con-sultan when things went wrong. What is the point of employing such idiots..

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  7. Ranee

    “TF and KM now hold shares and directorships in MAS. As directors and by law, they have certain rights and obligations, including the right to MAS’s information whilst acting as a MAS director.”

    If that was case Mr DR DR Buta Gaji, why are you worried about outflow of info by MAS employees when their info are not that confidential as those that TF and KM can obtain? You should be worried about the confidential info that TF and KM have accessed. Bodoh! Bodoh! Bodoh! is the way to describe Dr Wafi.

    You are not fit to be the head of Legal / Risk Department of MAS. MAS deserves a better man than you. Dead wood like you that is causing problems to MAS. Just resign for your own sake.

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  8. Anonymous

    MAS is being use as a pawn in TF game of monopoly. Dr Wafi is saying that the staff should not divulge any information to AK. TF have blatantly told the crew when he traveled on board MH to London about the future plans of MH. That includes separating the B737 fleet in an entirely new airline codenamed Sapphire. Integrity – NO. Anti Trust – YES!!!!
    AK is not rescuing/bailing MH. It was otherwise. With the share swap, AK or TF now has access to Khazanah coffers which was created for GLC.

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  9. Anonymous

    To all those questioning the Union in MAS, now you know why MAS needs the Unions. The Union is a counter balance to the sometimes vague issue’s shove down the employees throat. AK/TF battle cry has always been ‘Kill MAS’. Why we should trust otherwise?

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  10. Ibrahim fromm MAS

    Wow Dr Buta Gaji e-mail was a fantastic reply. What a reply from a Competition Law expert! No wonder he can afford to own a Porshe Panamera with a single digit registration no: WEB 5.

    Must be loaded. The 2 e-mails confirmed that he is a dead wood in MAS. He and Rashdan will make a good pair and MAS will nose dive faster.

    Hope the SC will probe into the insider trading. PAC will grill them including Dr Gaji Buta, Rashdan the super consultant.

    Hope MACC to interviw this Dr buta Gaji.

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  11. Pak Ngah

    what a bullshit advice? No wonder MAS is in deep shit. The 3 e-mails clearly sowed that the share swap and collaborative framework are just a scam. I hope that KLSE, SC, PAc and MACC will start to investigate into this dirty deal which involved public fund.

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  12. Ingat Azab

    Sapphire???firefly=kunang-kunang… Sapphire=whats that mean???xde bunyi Malaysia langsung…i believed TF will left MAS terkontang kanting as he did for RAS…YA ALLAH sesungguhnya Engkau lebih mengetahui segalanya…gaji buta=haram…mencuri=haram…tak adil=haram…so???think…

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  13. ,...,..

    Heyy you mother fuc****!!! why r u all saying bad Things to this guyyy…. You all are Just sore losers..!!!you just condemn doc wafi’s great achievements because you all failed in life.. Lifeless stoopid people!!! You guts will be forever losers if you act like this… Khe knows whats he is doing so MIND YOUR OWN FREAKING BUSINESS STOOPID!,!!

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  14. Anonymous

    Dear Ingat Azab, they are unhonorable people who don’t give a damn to other people nor Allah. They are like vultures preying on a buffet of opportunity. MAS is unfortunate because it has become a pawn in their dirty game.

    Will anyone investigate the connections between all the royals in MAS?

    Tg Azmil, Raja Nordiana (http://www.geni.com/people/raja-nor-diana-binti-raja-zainal-karib-shah/6000000010157024843), Raja Zamilia Raja Dato’ Seri Mansur
    Head of Communications, CEO’s Office
    (http://www.geni.com/people/Raja-Zamilia/6000000008413518711), Raja Azura Raja Mahayuddin
    Head of Human Capital

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  15. Rezal of MAS

    ….,…,

    What achievement? He was brought into MAS by Tan Sri Md Nor Md Yusof, who was trying to save MAS under WAU then. WAU was the first project done by BinaFikir Sdn Bhd. Rashdan and Tan Sri Azman Mokhtar were the founders. WAU was a total failure thats why they need a share swap.

    Was he brought in based on his own achievement or by virtue of his father the late Tan Sri Abdul Hamid Othman, who was aMinister then.

    Look at the 2 emails of the Dr Gaji Buta and you will see that he was trying to circumvent the Competition Act rather than performing his professional role as Head of Legal/Risk. He should be advising the management whether the share swap have contravened the Act or prior to decisions made, he should tell the management whether they are ok or not.

    Not trying to control the outflow of information to AA. More outflow of informations are in the Board of MAS where Tony and Kamarudin are sitting pretty there. silly boy! The two e-mails just show that he is just an office boy carrying out instructions instead professionalism.

    Ptui! to the WEB 5 Porsche Panamera.

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  16. Parameswara

    Dear YB
    I have to repeat what I said earlier:
    You are only putting Dr Wafi high up to get ‘roasted’.

    Did you ever bother to read the public statements that are in the relevant websites on what this deal is all about?

    You said – Dr Wafi should be more concerned about the outflow of information to the competitors of MAS unless he knew that the spirit of the secret share swap and the so-called “Collaborative Framework” were meant to stifle MAS and Firefly indirectly.

    Dr Wafi is just an employee.
    You should actually find out how the deal was finalised and at what point the employees of the national carrier actually knew of the situation.

    You mentioned in your earlier reply that you will go after the guys who concoted the deal. You know who they are? Employees of the national carrier?

    Hello YB, this deal is only between shareholders – Khazanah and Tune Air.
    The only commonality in Tune Air and Air Asia is TF and KM are in both entities.

    This circular by Dr Wafi you are talking about is to actually protect the national carrier’s employees from being implicated in any anti-trust proceedings later on. As a lawyer you can surely see that?

    The point stressed is – stay away from unauthorised methods of information sharing so that the company and its employees are not implicated in anti-trust actions by the regulatory bodies, if that happens.

    Burt see how the union guys replies:
    ” I do feel that it will be a very, very tall order and insurmountable task to convince our fellow employees to believe that mere mortals could keep their personal and professional interests apart.”

    You are a lawyer – tell me, has Dr Wafi clarified on the do’s and dont’s?
    And tell me – what is the union guy saying?

    Does the union guy’s view mean that the earlier guideline by Dr Wafi is wrong and hence the ones who are implicated for sharing information, in breach of Dr Wafis’ clarification, can go scott free if eventually investigated by the anti-trust authorities?

    As a lawyer, you should be able to discern what is being meant for the good of the employees of the national carrier – if you care for the national carrier.

    Your focus should be on how/why this deal was finalised and if there had been any ‘breach’ of statutory procedures, go after that aspects so that the public have a better persepective of this matter, though your untiring efforts.
    I doubt now if you will ever focus on this aspect – after the answers in

    You have access to all the websites that have information on this deal. Do care to look into these in detail. Activate your legal acumen to scrutinise the public details of this deal.

    Dont just depend on piecemeal internal e-mails that are not meant for public consumption.

    You are missing the woods for the trees. Not a smart assessment of the situation after all!

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    1. weechookeong Post author

      Dear Parameswara

      Thank you for your comments and reading my blog.

      Firstly, I have to give credit where credit is due. Surely you must agree with me that Dr Wafi has high credential coupled with his known expertise in Competition Law. Even the government gave him the recognition by appointing him as the advisor to the Malaysian Competition Commission. Obviously, I will have to put him highly otherwise it will most unfair on my part not to do so. Of course, I did not expect the responses that we got but that were the personal views of those within and outside MAS. I really am glad that you are the few brave ones that defended Dr Wafi. That goes for freedom of speech.

      You must bear in mind that Dr Wafi is not a normal employee of MAS. He belongs to the top management of MAS and he rubs shoulder with people like Rashdan. In his e-mails he appeared to have full knowledge of the secret share swap and the so-called “Collaborative Frameworks”. Obviously, he also have access to and appraised of all the previous decisions and plans of MAS/Firefly of the old management headed by YM Tengku Azmil.

      With that backdrop, Dr Wafi as an expert in Competition Law should have already knew in his mind whether the secret share swap and the collaborative frameworks have violated the Competition Act. If the spirit of the share swap is to genuinely save MAS then Dr Wafi should not be worried about the outflow of informations by employee because it will not affect the genuine exercise of co-operation between MAS/AA. Unless, of course, what he knew that we don’t know about the actual intentions of the share swap then I can understand his concerns as expressed in his two e-mails.

      Quite frankly, the timing of the share swap is irrelevant. The intentions and spirits of the secret share are of material importance.

      Perhaps you should ask Dr Wafi whether the six decisions that MAS made recently under the management headed by Rashdan have violated the Competition Law. They are as follows:

      1. the announcement of changing Firefly’s original objectives and plans under the old management of MAS headed by YM Tengku Azmil, who has since “resigned”;

      2. decision to cancel many Firefly full load flights during the recent Raya season cuasing great inconveniences to about 7,000 passengers and depriving Firefly of revenue;

      3. decision to terminate profitable routes from JB to Kuching and Kota Kinabalu from 15-9-2011;

      4. decision to terminate MAS profitable route to Bandung, Indonesia, from 4-10-2011;

      5. decision to pay RM18 million to sponsor QPR home jersey for two years when MAS was supposed to be in deep financial state; and

      6. decision to put on hold the MAS membership to One World (similar to Star Alliance where SIA and Thai International are members) which was supposed to be sealed now under the previous management headed by YM Tengku Azmil.

      Dr Wafi should be concerned with the above decisions, which are the points that will be considered by the Malaysian Competition Commission.

      I don’t see the outflow of information by employees are important because employees are not in possession of the confidential informations. Dr Wafi should be more concerned with the outflow of informations in the Board of MAS where they are “enemies in the house” as correctly put by MASE Secretary.

      I think you have missed the wood for the tree or you walked into the jungle but you couldn’t see even a tree thats why you have misinterpreted the MASE Secretary email. You seemed to misunderstand the actual context of the MASE e-mail” … I do feel that it will be a very, very tall order and insurmountable task to convince our fellow employees to believe that mere mortals could keep their personal and professional interests apart.”

      I am sure that every readers after reading the two e-mails understood that the words “mere mortals” meant the “enemies in the house” or the long standing competitors of MAS. I really am surprised that you can misinterpret it to mean otherwise.

      How on earth that the outflow of informations by employees can implicate them in the anti-trust law proceedings if the spirit of the share swap and collaborative frameworks were genuine where MAS and AirAsia will be competing in terms of flights, routes and services.

      I am for cooperation between MAS and AirAsia in terms of training and engineering expertise provided that they are paid for promptly even with a discount but definitely not 30% as granted by MAHB during the Abdullah’s Administration for the long overdue airport tax debts. But I am against stifling of competition between MAS and AirAsia. We must encourage competitions as competitions will provide better opportunities and benefit the consumers.

      There is no need for co-operation or collaboration to couple with share swap. It wwas because of the share swap that people like Dr Wafi can’t wait to declare that under the share swap TF and KM are directors. Therefore, under the law they have accessed to all confidential informations of MAS. There are many companies in the world that went into co-operations without share swap. For e.g. the petroleum companies in the North Sea went into co-operation for research purposes in the North Sea without a share swap and they compete like hell every where in the world. There was no problem.

      Please be assured that I am very focus in this issue. I have tabled 6 Parliamentary Questions, complaints to PAC and have been talking to MPS of both divides on this secret share swap. Fortunately none of the MPS that I have spoken supported or sympathised with the secret share swap. Well, YAB PM has answered my question on insider trading in connections with the trading of AA/MAS shares prior to and after the announcement of the secret share swap. So don’t worry I will not focus on Dr Wafi alone.

      Thanking Mr Parameswarra for the inputs from your comments. I will definitely used them for my speech during the Budget Debate. Please be assured that no stones will be left unturned in my speech this coming week.

      The coming week will be interesting. PAC will be sitting on 18-10-2011 and this issue will definitely be discussed. I believe an investigation will be commenced in due course.

      Thank you.

      I would like to also thank all the readers who have contributed their valuable comments and informations to help me in my task as MP. Thank you Crookbuster and Troubleshooter 2011 too. Have a nice weekend.

      With kindest regards

      wee chooo keong

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  17. Anonymous

    Someone from inflight Services told me that this questionable deals went as far as TF coming twice to KLIA to meet up the team led by Datuk Salleh T. This ST instructed the team to put up a good presentation to TF macam nak bodek TF. kesian the team sampai stayed up until 2 am to prepare the presentation. This presentation includes detailed costing of all IFS initiatives. Tolong selamatkan MAS staff lahhh…

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  18. CROOKS BUSTER

    Hey Param, you are still missing the point.

    We know who are the real c….ks but is it not the responsibility of all staff to fight for their company just like any citizens to fight against any invaders?

    This Wafi being an “anti trust’ expert should be the first defence and not further open the gates to the barbarians.

    See my earlier comment.

    Sir Tony wrote in his blog on 13 Oct 2011
    “Since the 2008 general election, one particular MP has been obsessed with us and has been obsessed with AirAsia.
    Now he’s attacking us on the MAS-AirAsia shareholder share swap.
    Rather than support us, this MP seems to want us to go bust and make 9,000 people jobless. STRANGE for an elected Wakil Rakyat. And his dislike of me personally is just immense. After all I have done for this country.”

    Dear Tony, do not flatter yourself.
    Like YB, we are not only against you, we are also against all shady characters aka “C……ks”. We do not think you understand what that means otherwise who in the right mind would say this “I know Malaysians very well,” said Fernandes, a native of Malaysia. “If you put a fare low enough, they’ll risk their lives,” he said, as the crowd laughed.

    I guess it is true when people says “ TF is so cunning, he can sell fridge to Eskimos, Disneyland to Walt Disney, Virgins to Richard Branson and now MAS to Khazanah” Hmm, Tony where is your ethics.

    We also know how you operate. You had used KJ before (remember FAX) and now after KJ can no longer serve you well, you dumped him and now, you are using Nazir. Well Nazir, enjoy the fast lane and glamour while you can

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  19. Chan

    Parameswara

    Please tell your boss (the gaji buta Dr) to consider the 6 decisions in the light of Competition Act. But he has no time for such matters. He was more instructed in circumventing the law. Too many of such characters that have been left to run MAS. It was for this reason that MAS is in the shit today.

    The two e-mails showed that he is one of the dead wood around. Please advise him to forget about MAS leave it to more competent people to handle MAS. The gaji buta can just join Datuk Azman Mokhtar running around with his Porsche Panamera. Another directionless guy.

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  20. Rusli of MAS

    Parameswara

    The boss was blur so the macai must also be blur too. The union’s emails clearly tells us that “mere mortals” means TF and KM and not the staff of MAS. The union’s clearly expressed their hidden unhappiness about the deal and Dr Wafi’s e-mails. You must be be in the state of deny syndrome. Please carrying on to polish Wafi’s Porsche Panamera.

    I do hope that MACC will ask him to declare his assets. Dr Gaji Buta is part of the “Kumpulan Dead Wood”. He is parr of Tan Sri Md Nor’s legacy.

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  21. ,...,..

    Yang komen ni tak de keje lain kah?? Macam anak sial je datang perli orang yang belajar penat2 dapat gaji lagi bagus daripada semua anak2 yg komen kat sini! 90% yg ada kat blog ni semua orang yg GAGAL dalam kehidupan diri sendiri… Dah GAGAL , berusaha lagi laa… Ini datang ejek orang yg berjaya sebab nak dia gagal sekali dengan korang….. Nampak sangat semua dengki !!!! Kalau sikap camni, sampai korang MAMPOS masih GAGAL .. tak berjaya langsung dalam kehidupan… DR. Ini tahu la keje dia… Bersusah payah nak protect the company and the board of directors daripada masuk penjara!!! Pastu korang perli dia! Anak jahanam!

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  22. Amir

    Parameswara

    All the six decisions made by MAS under Rashdan were not in the best interest of MAS. It was clearly to stop competition with AirAsia. kau buta jugakah? Lebeih kurang kot! Satu Gaji Buta dan pak turutnya Buta terus.

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  23. Parameswara

    Amir,
    You are very focused.
    At least you know that it was not Dr Wafi who decided or collaborated on these matters.

    Dr Wafi hanya beri panduan sikit supaya kakitangan MAS tidak terperangkap dalam hal berkongsi maklumat dengan LCC itu.
    Yang di syorkan oleh Dr Wafi adalah, ikut peraturan untuk mengelak tindakan undang-undang.

    Yang harus memberi keterangan lanjut kepada orang awam dan pembayar cukai adalah pemegam saham AirAsia dan MAS. Bukan pengurusan MAS.

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  24. Jala

    We the employees of MAS know about this Dr Wafi. Just incompetent. If not he wouldn’t have came out with such e-mails. He would have advised the management before all decisions are made or carried out. We all know that Rashdan is just an eager beaver with no knowledge whatsoever about airline. It was for that reason why WAU failed. Wafi knew about it because he was brought into MAS at that time by Tan Sri Md Nor. Therefore, he was duty bound to advise Rashdan and the other Bard of Director on all decisions made on whether they will contravene the provision of Competition Act. But he was more interested in passing matters to the hands of consultants so that he can hide behind.

    I agree with YB that the 6 decisions were made not in the interest of MAS but others. Stupid decisions. Head of Legal is also stupid. so they made a good pair.

    Forget about this guy. I don’t he knew what he was doing. He is just taking orders blindly.

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  25. Parameswara

    For the benefit of readers of this blog, here is something about Air France and KLM.

    KLM’s management is in the hands of its Executive Committee (Excom). This consists of the statutory managing directors and executive vice presidents of KLM’s business units. The statutory managing directors are President and Chief Executive Officer Peter Hartman, Chief Financial Officer Frédéric Gagey ( also Executive Vice President Fleet Management van Air France KLM), Managing Director Erik Varwijk (also Air France KLM International & The Netherlands) and Managing Director Camiel Eurlings (also EVP Air France KLM Cargo).

    Together they comprise the Managing Board and as such bear responsibility for KLM. Do you all see the dual roles, at least 3 of the above have in Air France?

    KLM also has other interests including a 26% share of Kenya Airways!

    KLM has an independent Supervisory Board which is responsible for supervising the company and it’s Managing Board.

    KLM is a Dutch company and is part of AIR FRANCE KLM S.A., as is Air France. The management of AIR FRANCE KLM lies in the hands of the Group Executive Committee (GEC), which focuses on such group related subjects as strategy, finance, commerce, technology, IT, procurement, and fleet development. The GEC has eleven members and sets and monitors AIR FRANCE KLM’s strategic course. The GEC is headed by AIR FRANCE KLM Chief Executive Officer Pierre-Henri Gourgeon, in cooperation with KLM President and Chief Executive Officer Peter Hartman.

    Is the GEC above something like the JCC that was mentioned during the public announcement of the co=operation between MAS and the LCC?

    Since May 2004, Air France and KLM Royal Dutch Airlines have become the largest European airline group: one group, two airlines, and three businesses. Each airline has retained its individual identity, trade name and brand. The three core businesses are Passenger Business, Cargo and Engineering & Maintenance. Both airlines run their own operations from their respective hubs Paris-Charles de Gaulle and Amsterdam-Schiphol.

    In Malaysia the LCC runs its business from the LCC terminal while MAS operates from the main building of KLIA!

    KLM Engineering & Maintenance is largest aircraft manufacturer in the Netherlands, employing around 5,000 technical staff. KLM E&M and Air France Industries (AFI) jointly carry out maintenance, repairs and modifications on aircraft, engines, and components for the AIR FRANCE KLM fleet and various other airlines worldwide.

    Developed country airlines can do, but Malaysia tak Boleh?

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  26. LittleBird

    Parameswara, what you put out there is on the surface. The circumstances under which MAS is under and the “collaboration” is vastly different from the AF-KLM merger. And the regulatory process they underwent and the patterns occuring here are totally different.

    Read between the lines. There are rules when it comes to anti-competitive behaviour, most of which appear to have been broken/on the verge of being broken here than in the AF-KLM merger. If you ask any competition law practitioner, I am willing to bet my bottom dollar that they can draw clear distinctions between the AF-KLM merger and this situation.

    It’s like saying Star Wars and Star Trek are the same thing when the only thing in common is that they are both stories about adventures in outer space.

    The issue here is not about whether what can be done or can’t be done. It’s about whether the people in the positions they are have adequately carried out their responsibility.

    As a MAS shareholder, I demand the proper management team members, ie Dr Wafi clarify to us exactly what is the basis on which he feels that the airline/AK are not offending the competition laws. We should NOT accept “because the external counsels say so”. He as head of legal can overrule external counsel advise if he has a strong enough argument (it has been done in many companies, including MAS. The internal counsels can vouch for that). Likewise, if he is in agreement, to give the basis of his concurrence to support his issuance of that notice to MAS employees. As a proper officer of the company, it is his DUTY to advise top management on whether a plan is lawful, unlawful or even “dodgy”. You can’t go opinion-shopping to support a conclusion that you want to see and then tell the employees that the external lawyers say so.

    Failure of properly explaining only serves to make investors like us lose our confidence in the leadership of the company. Tie that to the insider trading allegations prior to the share swap, what we have here is blatant disregard to not only the interest of the company but also the shareholders.

    As a corporate lawyer, I would like to know whether they have breached any of their contractual covenants on shareholding structures and “material adverse effect on the operations of the company”-type of clauses, which are ubiquitious in financing and project documents, with the share swap. Did the parties do proper due diligence?

    YB, I feel you are the only one who actually cares about us.

    Parameswara, if the people in MAS can satisfactorily clarify the questions raised, I’m sure we would all be happy to back down from all the questioning.

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  27. Nordin from MASEU

    Parameswara

    Please don’t avoid the reply from YB. The 6 questions for your boss or friend – the Dr Gaji Buta. Please don’t compare Air France and KLM with AirAsia and MAS. Compare Apple with Apple. Please read the Little Bird comment here and YB Wee. Stop shifting the goal post just for the sake of defending that Dr whom we know in MAS as one of the dead wood. He is only good for driving the Porsche Panamera and kow tow to Rashdan, Azman Mokhtar and Tony.

    If he is worth his salt, he would have take the bull by the horn and deal with the problems as tell the management whether the share swap and the silly co-operations have contravened the Competition Act. Like what YB Wee has said in his reply to you. “Dr Wafi should call a spade a space”. But he was not.

    I am wondering whether he is an expert or that qualified after all. We all in MAS have our doubts! Thank you Parameswaran that you are just as good as your boss or friend the incompetence Dr.

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  28. Mokhtar dari MAS

    Parameswaran / Dr Wafi

    Jangan cakap banyak. Baca komen LittleBird di atas. Perengan di bawah adalah penting untuk awak atau Dr Wafi menjawab:

    “As a MAS shareholder, I demand the proper management team members, ie Dr Wafi clarify to us exactly what is the basis on which he feels that the airline/AK are not offending the competition laws. We should NOT accept “because the external counsels say so”. He as head of legal can overrule external counsel advise if he has a strong enough argument (it has been done in many companies, including MAS. The internal counsels can vouch for that). Likewise, if he is in agreement, to give the basis of his concurrence to support his issuance of that notice to MAS employees. As a proper officer of the company, it is his DUTY to advise top management on whether a plan is lawful, unlawful or even “dodgy”. You can’t go opinion-shopping to support a conclusion that you want to see and then tell the employees that the external lawyers say so.”

    Kalau tidak boleh menjawab – Gelaran yang sesuai adalah “GajiButa”, “Gaji Buta” “Gaji Buta” yang membebankan MAS.

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  29. MAS staff

    Salam YB Wee,

    In our opinion, Dr. Wafi Nazrin is very hardworking lawyer for MAS. He has saved MAS from being found guilty of violating the European anti-trust law before. Please goto this site for details of airlines being fined by EU : http://www.businessweek.com/news/2010-11-10/air-france-klm-ba-among-airlines-fined-1-1-billion.html

    Many airlines were fined up to Euro 1.1 billion including SIA but MAS was spared and we can safely say Dr. Wafi is a hero who saves MAS from the huge fine.

    Not only that, Dr. Wafi has been appointed to help our “weak” government to enact our very Malaysian Competition Law that comes in force by 1st January 2012. In fact, Malaysia is the slowest country in ASEAN to have enacted such “Anti-trust/Competition Law”.

    Thanks to Dr. Wafi for our victory as Malaysian.

    My second opinion is that please do not respond to those negative feedback as they are clearly from …’s staff who are merely good at busting those who told the truth.

    … is big snake as we all know. The whole country knows he is in huge debts and finding ways to sell his aircrafts and screwing people’s rice bowl and making bucks at the cost of the national carrier. He clearly shows uneducated in anti-trust law and ignorantly violating it without conscientious that is because he couldn’t careless as he only cares to become the Billionaire and next to be the Trillion-aire.

    Those crooks are the …, … and … who exploit the workers’ rights from forming a union. They are also adopted union busting strategy in their business to maintain Union-Free airlines.

    For your information as in the past, … had whistle-blowed against British Airways for violating anti-trust law. If Dr. Wafi didn’t stop this in time, MAS would have been charged by anti-trust regulatory and can be fined up to billions of US Dollars.

    So in plain sight, Dr. Wafi Nazrin is a hero.

    God bless Dr. Wafi and his team but evil bless those of the heartless soul who told lies in this blog.

    note: minor edition to avoid unnecessary problems.

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  30. Anom

    LittleBird and others

    You struck the nail on the head. This Parameswaran and MAS are just ignorant of the problems in MAS that’s why they were in supportive of Dr Porsche Panamera. Parameswaran should answer the 6 questions posted by YB and LittleBird.

    Relying on external consultants and hiding behind them called achievements? They are million of them everywhere in the corporate world. Tan Sri Azman Mokhtar and Rashdan are two of those for a start. Only the otak udang will appoint consultants on almost everything and hide behind the reports.

    Yb Wee has said that Azman Mokhtar had declared that the AirAsia X sdn Bhd is a dodgy deal and yet he instructed investment banker morgan Stanley to do a valuation exercise. If it is dogy why waste time and good money to do it. Brainless isn’t it? So there goes for Dr Posrche Panamera.

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  31. Mohd of Khazanah

    the e-mails from Dr Wafi showed that he is good for nothing in MAS. The e-mail telling MAS staff how to circumvent the law. He should be telling people like Tan Sri Azman Mokhtar, Tan Sri Md Nor Md Yusof, Rashdan and the new Mas directors Datuk Azman and Tony Fernandes whether the objectives of the share swap were against anti-trust law.

    He was relying on Bain & Co Allen Overy for cover. Just a pariah Dr. Top executive like this and the Salleh Tak Brani are the dead wood in MAS.

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  32. rakyat kebanyakan yang prihatin

    MAS nampaknya adalah tempat untuk orang kaya dan berpengaruh terus membuat duit dari hasil peluh dan darah rakyat. MAS dipergunakan semaksimum mungkin untuk diperah harta kekayaannya. MAS adalah sebuah syarikat yang jelas sekali mampu menjana berbillion ringgt setahun dan sedang diratah dengan lahap dan lahoba orang manusia2 zalim dan tamak haloba. Gendang perang sudah bermula, PRU13 menanti kamu pentadbir zalim. Satu persatu harta rakyat kau punggah demi tempolok kamu. InsyaAllah kamu akan tumbang dengan izin Allah. Dan kami akan terus berusaha untuk melindungi harta negara.

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  33. MAS staff

    YB, please allow me to speak from my personal opinion and experience as the staff in MAS for nearly two decades.

    I understand many would like to see both Dr. Wafi and Dato Salleh to do something against the collaboration framework. The lady “Parameswara” above (whom I do not know and do not associate with) just my pure honesty has repeatedly said the whole collaboration plan was the “green thumb” from both MAS BODs and Tune Air. Thus, it has nothing to do with either Dato Salleh ke or Dr. Wafi as both are the top management of MAS. The only person who can voice their dissatisfaction is the union itself.

    Now back to Matdiah, Secretary General of MASEU; what he did not understand is that what has been elaborated by Dr. Wafi.

    Now please carefully read this :

    (1) Dr. Wafi said technically AA has the rights to even withdrawing some documents belong to MAS because they are the now MAS BODs.

    (2) The circular sent out by Dr. Wafi concerning the anti-trust regulatory and our very own Malaysian Anti-Trust Law that will be enforced by 1st Jan 2012; is that the JCC (Exco Committee) between two competitors are a violation to anti-trust regulation in certain country particularly the CARTEL LAW.

    (3) Now, the question is why Dr. Wafi issued such circular if he has no balls as you all have branded him well in this blog?????

    (4) Do you all know who is Matdiah in MAS???? My personal experience with him is that he is “an unsound” union secretary general. But truly he is sincere type of person. It’s just that he’s a little over-reacted most of the time and quite egoistic person too.

    (5) Dato Salleh, as in my experience is a very effective person and for two decades with MAS, I finally know a few people who has a good leadership skills. He is doing very good and because of that, there are many who envious of him. Let’s go into a little detail about politics in MAS – Cabin Crew and Pilot, both have different budget and the Pilots are eyeing at Cabin Crew’s budget to enlarge the size of their pie. What is Dato Salleh’s task? He is ensuring the cabin crew budget will be protected and so some of the Pilots who do not like what Dato Salleh is doing has started to attack him politically by asking around the cabin crew – “How’s your Dato Salleh” and of course, add poisons to cabin crew’s ears. That’s so sadly how MAS is so politicalized internally and externally.

    (6) For Dr. Wafi, he has saved not only MAS from huge fine. If MAS were found guilty and fined USD2 billion, where do you think MAS would be now? Dr. Wafi also saves this country by helping the STOOPID government to establish a new law to protect the Malaysians’ rights i.e. Akta-Akta Persaingan – The Malaysia Competition Law.

    Now question to some of you above who do not know either Dr. Wafi or Dato Salleh, what do you know about them in the first place. What you said is not true about them and please do not spread lies in the name of god for your karma will be increasing for each word of lies that you added with intention to smear another good person.

    Who am I? I am a neutral party who whacks MAS management until they tremble and shit in their pants. For the record to share with many who do not know who is Matdiah – he only knows how to pressure people but he himself loves to sit duck. That is Matdiah. I know he is pressuring Dr. Wafi to do something about the collaboration so that Matdiah can sit in his comfort zone.

    FYI, MESA got no balls to go down to the street to picket…that’s why he applies “Corporate Pressure” against Dr. Wafi.

    To Dr. Wafi, I don’t speak for you but please do what you can in your knowledge and power to protect MAS.

    THANK YOU YB for sharing this with the public.

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  34. MAS staff

    Dear YB, please allow me to answer your six questions :

    YB said “Perhaps you should ask Dr Wafi whether the six decisions that MAS made recently under the management headed by Rashdan have violated the Competition Law. They are as follows:

    1. the announcement of changing Firefly’s original objectives and plans under the old management of MAS headed by YM Tengku Azmil, who has since “resigned”;

    2. decision to cancel many Firefly full load flights during the recent Raya season cuasing great inconveniences to about 7,000 passengers and depriving Firefly of revenue;

    3. decision to terminate profitable routes from JB to Kuching and Kota Kinabalu from 15-9-2011;

    4. decision to terminate MAS profitable route to Bandung, Indonesia, from 4-10-2011;

    5. decision to pay RM18 million to sponsor QPR home jersey for two years when MAS was supposed to be in deep financial state; and

    6. decision to put on hold the MAS membership to One World (similar to Star Alliance where SIA and Thai International are members) which was supposed to be sealed now under the previous management headed by YM Tengku Azmil.

    Dr Wafi should be concerned with the above decisions, which are the points that will be considered by the Malaysian Competition Commission.”

    Q 1-3 are decisions made by the new CEO/MD – Ahmad Jauhari – the ultimate decision maker.

    Q 4- As I heard, MAS management said the yield is too low with many staff. But in reality, of course we all know Bandung sector is always full-load basis. If possible, YB, hope you could produce evidence of “profitable route” to Bandung. FYI, I have no power to own that information but you are very resourceful indeed. :)

    Q 5-MAS BODs are also responsible for it – especially, MAS have plenty of money for sponsorships including the previous sponsorships for Siti Nur… and many others. This is what MAS management is capable of and that is the very basic reason – good riddance to scrape whole MAS management and BODs who approved sponsorships only (those ineffective one and those who always propose for more sponsorships only).

    YB, this question in fact should be answered by the new Chairman – Tan Sri Md Nor and not for Dr. Wafi as Dr. Wafi is specialized in anti-trust law and legal practice only. By right, if MAS Board of Directors have already approved the sponsorship for QPR, then no one as in the power of being Dr. Wafi can do anything about it.

    A 6-This is the responsibility of the new MD/CEO. If he has suspended the alliances, then something is not right with the new MD/CEO. This is not anti-trust relevance.

    YB, no pun offended, I am afraid all of the above questions are not relevant to anti-trust category. However, Q 2 & 3 if can be substantiated with facts that is to make way for AA to cater their business into these stations such as an increase in frequencies after FireFlyz withdrew, then we have an issue of monopoly system and it means the new MD/CEO may have violated the anti-trust law.

    This however, since is domestic regulation, our very own malaysian anti-trust can only be applied by 1st Jan 2012. So this is crucial for union especially MASEU to do some work NOW. For MEESAA, forget about them, they are NATO (no-action and talk-only) and ball-less to take any actions upon MAS.

    Thank you YB for allowing my post be shared to the Public.

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    1. weechookeong Post author

      Dear MAS Staff

      Your replies seemed to show that you were doing it on behalf of someone else. Let me take your first answer.

      Q 1-3 are decisions made by the new CEO/MD – Ahmad Jauhari – the ultimate decision maker.

      You have forgotten that those decisions in my Questions 1 to 3 for your Dr Wafi, were decisions made well before the new CEO, En Ahmad Jauhari, was APPOINTED. So please stop trying to mislead readers in this blog. Even if they were made by the new CEO, which was not, the very learned Dr Wafi should have advised him on the pro and con of the said decision. Even on such basic fact, you got it wrong. It will be very difficult to engage in the discussion.

      All your e-mails showed that you are trying to defend the very learned Dr Wafi. You were unable to respond to the points raised by LittleBird too. “Why was the very learned Dr Wafi hiding behind the external legal counsel. Since he is an expert in the Competition Law then he should put in his e-mail what are the elements that will contravene the Competition and not sending out e-mail to warn MAS staff who have little information abut the secret share swap.

      Since you can’t even get your basic facts right and without properly checking when En Ahmad Jauhari was appointed, it will be a waste of time to deal your other answers. Please learn to fight your own battle and not to defend the indefensible. I think that the MAS people and other Malaysian are sick of the way the whole episode. There are too many dead woods in MAS – one of hte major contributions to the problems in MAS today. You must remember that MAS was good and healthy under Tan Sri Abdul Aziz.

      Thank you.

      wee choo keong

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  35. Berfikir untuk Berkhidmat di SIA jika apa-apa berlaku

    Sick of this…I dont know what will be my fate after this…dengar2 ada nk kena buang and ditamatkan kontrak…betol kew???takut…sedih…hak negara jadi pertaruhan orang yang hanya fikir nak jadi billionaire…keuntungan sendiri mengatasi segalanya…TF hanya bercakap pasal 9000 AK staff…how about more than 19000 MH staff???

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  36. MAS Staff

    Dear YB, I am defending NO ONE as in this case but merely state the truth within the insider.

    I mean to say that Dr. Wafi only covers the contract/legal practice and does not act as an advisor to MAS/FIREFLYZ in terms of operational requirement. Dr. is under MAS and any operational issues pertaining to Fireflyz comes under MD/CEO of Fireflyz who reports directly to MD/CEO of MAS. Dr. Wafi has no say in this because the advisor is still Badawi for MAS.

    I have to say this, I am not connected to Dr. Wafi but he has done a greed deed of work for MAS which I recognized and I believe the truth should be told.

    Now everyone’s pointing finger at him is because he has done the necessary step to avoid the anti-trust law.

    This is called a politic attack against the collaboration framework that has to channel to another avenue. For now, at least MAS and Air Asia cannot be communicating directly and AA or AAK cannot trespass into MAS premises to withdraw sensitive documents.

    YB, I admire your work and courage for publishing this episode in your blog and I thank you very very very much for your genuine care in us – MAS Staff and I can produce evidence of the fact I have said concerning Dr. Wafi.

    A few days ago, I have been approached by another opposition party about this episode. I am not interested to meet them at all because you already acted fast concerning the collaboration matters. Just to state that many opposition parties are trying to be like “YOU”, YB because now, the whole nation is reading your blog and so you must be ‘just’ when speaking about someone whom you have yet to know. All I want to say I don’t want good people go away from MAS.

    Tengku Azmil knows what is Dr. Wafi’s background. Why don’t someone interview Tengku Azmil for inner truths than speculating in this blog with inaccurate comments?

    Thank you and no pun intended when sharing the inner truth.

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    1. weechookeong Post author

      Dear MAS Staff

      I do appreciate what you were saying but you seemed to be defending the indefensible.

      You stated that all the decisions under my Question 1 – 3 were made by the new CEO. In actual fact, he came in well many weeks after the decisions were made right in front of the very learned Dr Wafi. Assuming that he didn’t know then. By now he should have known or ought to have known. If he still didn’t know, he could have have asked the management about it. I do not appreciate the fact that you were trying to pass the buck to the new CEO when the three decisions were made by the management headed by the whizz kid ex-BinaFikir boy known as Rashdan. So what is your very learned Dr Wafi’s advice on these three Questions. Is he going to say that well no one asked me about them so I will leave it. Or is he going to tell us that as an expert in the Competition Law he will pass the buck to the external counsels or consultants and hide behind them. For heaven sake, just answer whether the three Questions 1- 3 of mine whether they have contravened the Competition Law or please convey this to whoever you are doing these tasks for.

      Since you finding excuses for the very learned Dr Wafi which I do know from the market that he is one of the few experts in the world for Competition Law and other laws too I believe.

      Please ask me why is MAS still having problems in getting the lease rentals worth almost RM40 millions from Alwafeer Air in Saudi. Why rentals are not paid for almost two years and MAS ws still unable to repossess all the jumbo jets? Are you going to tell me that this is the job of hte new CEo or the previous MAS management.

      FAX or AIrAsia X Sdn Bhd has cannibalised one of the 7 Foker aircraft for spare parts leaving the other six being un-airworthy. MAS spent RM35 millions in refurbishing them before resuming the Rural Air Service in Sabah and Sarawak. What did you do about this? or you are going to tell me that it is the CEO’s problems and nothing got to do with the very learned Dr Wafi. or you are going to tell me that this is not about Competition Law so he is not responsible.

      Please take note that the secret share swap and so-called Collaborative Framework have been inked but it is not cast in stone. It is now examined by Bursa KL and Sc because of non disclosure as required under the Bursa Rules. The investing public have been misled by these BinaFikir boys and certain personalities in MAS to do things at their whims and fancies. It will also be points for discussion at the PAC, which I believe is deliberating on the matter. This secret share swap will also be a subject matter for Malaysian Competition Commission for action of which the very learned Dr Wafi is the ADVISOR!

      In view of this isn’t it his duties to advise based on those decisions that have been made by the management headed by the whizz kid. Dr Wafi is also part of that management that made those stupid decisions were not in the best interest of MAS. Please don’t tell me that Dr Wafi was not part of the team.

      Even if you want to defend your very learned Dr Wafi, please do it professionally and dispassionately. Please don’t fight against facts. The Alwafeer Air matter speaks volume. I will definitely speak up re the above in Parliament. Defend as much as like but the facts speak for themselves.

      I really sorry that I will not respond further your e-mail because you are defending blindly against facts. Furthermore, I am quite busy now because Parliament is in session. A lot of things had to be exposed with regards to this secret deals. However, I will still publish your comments if they are not defamatory in nature.

      Thank you. Have a nice day.

      With kindest regards

      wee choo keong

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  37. MAS Staff

    YB, guess you already can see why MAS is always in trouble. Everyone thought the group legal practice is the advisor which is not – but Badawi is the advisor. HOPE the new MD/CEO reads this blog and that “LIttleBird” if truly is the board of director, will do something good out of this piece of information by first changing the advisor.

    To AJ, NOW is the time to change the system in MAS (refer above) and to Dato Eddy Leong, please revert the plans for Fireflyz with urgency. Eddy is closed to Bernard F who is friend to Tony F.

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  38. Pemandu Panamera

    MAS Staff, you’re mistaken. FY doesn’t have its own legal advisor. Kalau ada pu, ia ada “invisible line” ke DW, yang menerajui GLP, which is a centralised legal department. I am very familiar with the structure of the legal department at MAS. The legal advisor of a company has to ensure that MAS’ operational and business activities are within the confines of the law. Itu tugas internal legal adviser. Dia kena advise wholistically, bukan pick and choose issues. Paklah bukan advisor dari segi perundangan. Get the picture?

    Kalau FY ke MASWings ke MAE ke MAS Berhad nak buat apa-apa, it is in the company’s interest to run it through the legal department to ensure ia tak menyalahi undang-undang. Selalunya, for major matters yang walaupun operational in nature tetapi ada implikasi ke atas MAS sebagai entiti korporat, Dalam pengalaman saya, GLP sering dipanggil untuk membantu dan memberi pandangan dalam banyak hal. Itu caranya semasa Tg Azmil sebagai CEO dan juga semasa Idris Jala, malah zaman sebelumnya juga, seperti Datuk Fuaad Dahlan, TS Md Nor Yaakub dsbg.

    Instead of kita bergelut pasal karakter dalam cerita ini, mcm LittleBird cakap – issue dia is whether orang yang berwajib telah menjalankan tanggungjawab dia. Without the personal attacks, the answer masih belum terjawab.

    Tak ada makna kalau seseorang itu baik dengan sesiapa, atau kereta apa yang dia bawa, apa qualification dia, how much dia telah “save the company” dalam cartel issue, Matdiah tu baik ke jahat ke, Datuk Salleh tu berani ke tidak ke, ataupun samada seseorang tu pro-AA ataupun tidak.

    Pokok pangkalnya, DID THE PEOPLE INVOLVED DO THEIR JOBS THEY WAY THEY WERE SUPPOSED TO AND IN THE INTEREST OF ALL THE STAKEHOLDERS INVOLVED?

    Let’s cut the personal attacks, tubthumping and spinning the issues, shall we? Mature-lah sikit.. MAS is not getting in any better shape with everyone trying to posture this way.

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  39. Razak of MAS

    YB and Pemandu Panamera

    Thank you to both of you who have put the mater properly tot that pseudo MAS Staff, who is a licker to that Dr Gaji Buta. If he is an expert then the situation will not arise. Then there is no need for him to sent out the e-mails that evident of him hiding behind external counsels like what the LittleBird put it.

    1. the announcement of changing Firefly’s original objectives and plans under the old management of MAS headed by YM Tengku Azmil, who has since “resigned”;

    2. decision to cancel many Firefly full load flights during the recent Raya season cuasing great inconveniences to about 7,000 passengers and depriving Firefly of revenue;

    3. decision to terminate profitable routes from JB to Kuching and Kota Kinabalu from 15-9-2011;

    4. decision to terminate MAS profitable route to Bandung, Indonesia, from 4-10-2011;

    5. decision to pay RM18 million to sponsor QPR home jersey for two years when MAS was supposed to be in deep financial state; and

    6. decision to put on hold the MAS membership to One World (similar to Star Alliance where SIA and Thai International are members) which was supposed to be sealed now under the previous management headed by YM Tengku Azmil.

    this pseudo MAS staff need a Porsche Panamera! Got and get it from Dr Wafi, there is no problem with us but stop talking rubbish. Now answer the new questions put forward by YB: the case of Alwafeer Air – outstndding rental worth RM4o million, Rm35 million refurbishment costs caused by FAX/AirAsia X and etc.

    What the F..k that he was doing? If he is any good then actions would have been taken on the Alwafeer Air the moment the rental is not paid. What do you expect from a Gaji Buta Dr. Change his name to Dr Gaji Buta with Panamera will be more fitting.

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  40. MAS Staff

    YB, heard Alwafeer Air is bankrupt. Guess not need to go deeper.

    Just to express my gratitude – thank you for your letter to SC.

    Please note I argue based on rationality and evidence. The only one thing is that I overlooked the date of new MD/CEO joining MAS. I have learned to hold my tongue if I am not the witness in the crime scene so I say it is up to an individual on how they would like to perceive the situation.

    After all, this is just a clear debate and nothing more of an apple polisher or lousy speculators.

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  41. Anonymous

    Given the clear one-sidedness of the 6 acts of MAS and the detriment these acts brought to Firefly and the pubIic specifcally; and fair trading generally, one can only infer that the acts were done either with pressure from the beneficiary i.e. Air Asia or from the pure intent to please their “masters” by certain parties within MAS, or both.

    In any case, if they are not seen as in contravention to the very basis of anti-competion, then we are all deaf, dumb and blind. If they are, then why do our learned friend not speak out and make a stand. After all he is supposed to be man of high principles and morals. He has failed at least in his feduriary as a person from the legal profession or am I too idealistic and his self-preservation instincts are too strong.

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  42. Mat of MAS

    Dr Gaji Buta is one of the dead wood in MAS that must be got rid of in MAS otherwise MAS will always be in deep shit.

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  43. Maria Hassan

    YB….just to update you on the status of the B747-400 leased to Alwafeer Air….the 02 aircraft registration AWA1 and AWA2 left JED for KUL on the 09th OCT.
    AWA3 has always been in KUL, since January 2011, ferried students from Cairo ex-JED on a rescue mission flight paid for by Malaysian government and did not return to Jeddah.

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    1. weechookeong Post author

      Maria Hassan

      Thank you for the information. I don’t know whether you are sending in this comment on behalf of MAS or based on your unverified information.

      As far I know there are three aircraft leased to Alwafeer. Assuming that what you have said are true then what is the status of the other one. What is the status of the outstanding debts amounting to about RM40 million? These questions had to be answered. I have already tabled these questions in Parliament and is awaiting for an official reply.

      The crux of the matter is why was MAS put in such a state in the first place. The situation showed that there was no due diligence done by MAS before signing the contract. With the legal department headed by the very learned Dr Wafi, who is an authority in competition and other field, surely MAS interest must have been protected and the moment Alwafeer Air defaulted in payment of rental MAS should have taken appropriate actions. I believe that no positive actions were taken by MAS management until recently. Perhaps you can enlighten us on the above.

      Thank you.

      With kindest regards

      wee choo keong

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    2. weechookeong Post author

      Maria Hassan

      Thank you for the information. I don’t know whether you are sending in this comment on behalf of MAS or based on your unverified information.

      As far I know there are three aircraft leased to Alwafeer. Assuming that what you have said are true then what is the status of the other one. What is the status of the outstanding debts amounting to about RM40 million? These questions had to be answered. I have already tabled these questions in Parliament and is awaiting for an official reply.

      The crux of the matter is why was MAS put in such a state in the first place. The situation showed that there was no due diligence done by MAS before signing the contract. With the legal department headed by the very learned Dr Wafi, who is an authority in competition and other field, surely MAS interest must have been protected and the moment Alwafeer Air defaulted in payment of rental MAS should have taken appropriate actions. I believe that no positive actions were taken by MAS management until recently. Perhaps you can enlighten us on the above.

      Thank you.

      With kindest regards

      wee choo keong

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  44. Maria Hassan

    MAS Staff: Alwafeer Air is not bankrupt….you heard wrong…it has not operated since the last Hajj season and now with all 03 aircraft back with MAS it is ‘an airline without aircraft’!
    The CEO is still trying to get new investor/s….for the last 10 months!! Employees and ex-employees’ salaries remain outstanding and so are other overhead, just to give you an insight…so RM40 million owing to MAS…only time will tell???

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  45. Maria Hassan

    Dear YB…I am no longer an employee of MAS, I was a management employee of Alwafeer Air, until recently. I posted the aircraft status update for you just so you are aware of the current situation. I am in full support of your efforts, hence just want to make sure you get the facts right.
    As earlier stated, AWA3 was flown back to KUL in Jan 2011 on a rescue mission and never flown back to Jeddah. I believe they’ve changed the livery to MAS’ and is now flying the hajj flights for them.

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    1. weechookeong Post author

      Thank you very much for the information.

      I will definitely take note of it during this Budget Debate in Parliament.

      With kindest regards

      wee choo keong

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