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.
Yours truly is just curious whether the termination of all the routes of MAS/Firefly and the Haji Charter services by the new management under En Ahmad Jauhari Yahya (AJ) and En Mohammed Rashdan Yusof (Rashdan), the former business partner of Tan Sri Azman Mokhtar when they were in BinaFikir Sdn Bhd, were part of the Comprehensive Collaborative Framework (CCF) under the secret MAS – AirAsia share swap. WHO IS GETTING THE HAJI CHARTER SERVICE AFTER MAS?
Yours truly is equally curious why AJ and Rashdan are not interested in plugging the leakages in MAS starting from cutting the big perks that the parachuted inexperience officers / “Panamera Dead Woods” have been rewarded for the task of appointing consultants to resolve problems, looking into ways and means to terminate the 25 years one sided catering contract with Gubahan Saujana Sdn Bhd and others.