Thank God that meeting to sack Bashir was just a rumour!
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?
Perhaps it may be for the same reason that Rashdan was helicoptered into MAS to be the deputy MD of MAS. Rashdan did what he had to do. After 7 days of inking the secret MAS – AirAsia share swap, Rashdan couldn’t wait to fly to London to sign the RM18 million sponsorship for QPR home jersey when MAS was facing financial problems. What a good way to save MAS! Read HERE.
What a great relief to know that Tan Sri Azman Mokhtar let reasons to major his will and he didn’t allow his closed relationship with the Spin Doctor to tarnish his professional judgment on Tan Sri Bashir. It is hoped that the rumour about Tan Sri Bashir was going to be sacked today because of Tan Sri Bashir’s decisions to install aerobridge in KLIA-2 and the recent increment of the Airport Taxes will remain as rumour until Tan Sri Azman Mokhtar retired from Khazanah.
Whoever was promised the job of Tan Sri Bashir will have to wait for sometime. No harm trying. We are all watching YOU not from the 4th Floor / “Tingkat Empat” but from the Twin Tower.
Just to digress a little a bit but a related matter. Today, the Star has published an advertisement campaign by AirAsia against Tan Sri Bashir’s said decisions and the campaign posters on Tan Sri Tony Fernandes (TF)’s car got the usual attention of the Star like the tweets from TF.
Just a reminder. In the said meeting with bloggers on 16-8-2011, Tan Sri Azman Mokhtar had declared in no uncertain terms that Tan Sri Bashir has done a brilliant job in MAHB, there was no reason to remove him, and that the option for Khaznah to purchase 10 % share in AirAsia X Sdn Bhd was a DODGY deal.
Read The Mole in HERE, Rocky’s BruinHERE, Big Dogin HERE, Another Brick In TheWallinHERE, ApannamainHERE. and other related articles HERE, & HERE.