Updated @ 00:45 9-1-2012: Please read “Gerakan Slams MAS for Sabah tourism washout”.
Finally, the Malaysian Competition Act 2011 is now in full force after 1-1-2012. Syabas to Malaysian Competition Commission (MYCC) for commencing investigations into the so-called “Comprehensive Collaborative Framework” (CCF) under the secret MAS – AirAsia share swap agreements. Read in HERE.
Yours truly has also called upon MYCC to investigate into the CCF, in HERE. Until this very day, no one seems to know the details of the said secret share swap and CCF except the cancellation of several full load Firefly flights during recent Raya seasons, termination of Firefly jet services from JB to East Malaysia and from Kota Kinabalu to Japan, Korea, Australia and etc, termination of MAS routes to Bandung and other international routes.
MYCC should take note of the public statements made by Tan Sri Azman Mokthar and his former business partner in BinaFikir Sdn Bhd, En Mohamed Rashdan Yusof, who is now the Deputy CEO of MAS, and others in AirAsia Bhd and AirAsia X Sdn Bhd that were alluding to the famous line of “THE STRATEGIC ALLIANCE” between MAS and AirAsia under the said secret share swap/CCF agreements.
From yours truly previous postings on this subject matter, you will no doubt see that the s0-called CCF and the “STRATEGIC ALLIANCE” has created a monopoly for the KL – Bandung route for AirAsia after MAS terminated it from 4-10-2011. Now that the Competition Act is in operation, MYCC has the authority to demand for records of fare charged to passengers from AirAsia for its KL – Bandung – KL routes prior to and soon after MAS terminated it on 4-10-2011. MYCC should also demand for records of other similar routes where MAS/Firefly have terminated its services especially KL to Kota Kinablu and Kuching routes.
Malaysians should also consider lodging with other Anti-Trust Agencies in the UK, Australia, New Zealand, Japan, Korea and etc where MAS and/or AirAsia are providing services to. This is to ensure that a proper investigations will be carried out in Malaysia and abroad. We must stop all forms of “Strategic Alliance” or CCF that impede competitions as such schemes are not in the best interest of the consumers. Competition is healthy and beneficial to consumers. All forms of monopoly must be stopped.