Updates @ 10:00 pm on 16-4-2012: From 3 pm to 6 pm today (16-4-2012) Mr Ignatious MC Ong, the MD of Firefly, had a meeting with the Firefly‘s captains, first officers and cabin crews at MAS Academy. Yours truly has been informed that Mr Ignatious M C Ong could match Rashdan’s arrogance. Could someone from Firefly help with what had transpired in the meeting so that the readers can be kept informed? Thank you.
The recent appointments of those personalities and consultant firm connected with AirAsia that have been made by the TRIO namely Tan Sri Md nor Yusof (Md Nor) (Chairman of MAS), En Ahmad Jauhari (AJ) (Group CEO of MAS) and En Mohammed Rashdan (Rashdan) (Deputy Group CEO of MAS), a known most trusted crony of Tan Sri Azman Mokhtar (Amok) were all tainted with glaring “Conflict of Interest”.
It all started with the appointment of PlaneConsult as the consultant of MAS to do a “Review” as early as in October 2011. But there was a formal appointment of PlaneConsult on 16-1-2012 that refer to the said “Review” exercise, in HERE.
PlaneConsult, the Chairman and MD is Mr Conor McCarthy, who is the co-founder of AirAsia (AA) and current director of AA, in HERE.
Then the TRIO saw it fit to appoint Mr Shane Nollan of PlaneConsult as the Acting Commercial Director of MAS. The uplifting of 35,000 AAX passengers came under Mr Shane Nollan‘s portfolio, in HERE, , HERE.
In February 2012, the TRIO appointed En Rozman Omar as CFO of MAS and En Azhari Dahlan as CEO of MAS Engineering, in HERE. According to the AirAsia Bhd’s web page at at 3: 30 pm on 16-4-2012, En Rozman Omar is still the Head of Regional Finance and En Azhari Dahlan the Head of Engineering in AirAsia Bhd. They are not qualified person under the Civil Aviation Act as they are not the DCA approved “Nominated Post Holder”, in HERE. As at 10:00 pm today both En Rozman Omar and En Azhari Dahlan are still in the list of the Senior management of AirAsia in HERE.
Despite the glaring conflict of interest, you will observe that the above appointment were the well “thought out plans” and they were all placed in the strategic departments in MAS to facilitate the SYNERGY of the “AA & AAX FRIENDLY” within MAS. And, of course, to ensure the smooth and lightning speed implementations of the infamous “CCF” as enunciated by Amok’s most trusted crony Rashdan as can be seen in his interview on 14-1-2012 in the Edge, in HERE.
Yours truly borrowed the BIG word “SYNERGY” from Amok , the MD of Khaznah and the “MASTER” of his most trusted crony Rashdan . The word “SYNERGY” was being aired by Amok after the signing the infamous secret MAS-AirAsia share swap and the notorious “CCF” which have brought MAS into what it is today a “DIRECTIONLESS MAS” and the morale of MAS staff to its lowest ebb!
Just for the background, Amok and his most trusted corny Rashdan were founders of BinaFikir Sdn Bhd. “Widespred Asset Un-bundling” aka (“WAU”) was the brainchild of BinaFikir Sdn Bhd and Md Nor, when he was the MD of MAS in 2001 to 2003.
In 2008 BinaFikir Sdn Bhd, incorporated in 2002, was sold to MAYBANK for RM8 million. Amok most trusted crony Rashdan was appointed the head of the investment side of MAYBANK but he didn’t last very long in there.
In a short span of time, Amok most truste dcrony Rashdan was booted out from MAYBANK and his “MASTER”, Amok, took him into Khazanah as the Director of Investment of Khazanah.
This morning, yours truly met the Deputy Minister of MOF, YB Senator Datuk Donald Lim, with regards to his promise that he gave to Parliament last week that he was to provide the total consultant fees paid by MAS to BinaFinkir Sdn Bhd and the names of the twelve companies involved in the fuel hedging fiasco that cost MAS losses totaling RM3.3 billion, in HERE.
Yours truly has been informed by the said Deputy Minister that he was having problems with the officer in Khaznah in getting the said information. Yours truly shall pursue these two vital information and shall inform Parliament tomorrow about the breach of promise by the said Deputy Minister. Surely, such information cannot threaten our national security but may be detrimental to some!
After the said secret share swap and CCF has been inked by Amok, Amok’s most trusted crony Rashdan was put in charge of MAS with Tan Sri Tony Fernandes and Datuk Kamarudin Meranun both from AA. Now Amok’s most trusted crony Rahsdan was appointed the Deputy Group CEO and he is embroiled in the “maid upgrading scandals”, which until this date has been condoned by “Top Heavy” management of MAS and its Board of Directors, in HERE, HERE, HERE & HERE.
It was during the time of “WAU” that several so-called “no core assets” of MAS was sold. The most important known disposal of the so-called “non-core assets” were MAS Komplek in KLIA and MAS Catering Sdn Bhd to the company (Gubahan Saujana Sdn Bhd) belong to Datuk Hj Ibrahim Hj Ahmad Badawi, the brother of the former PM, YB Tun Abdullah Hj Ahmad Badawi. On the same of the said disposal, Md Nor caused MAS to enter into a lop sided 25 years Catering and Cabin services Agreement with MAS Catering Sdn Bhd where prices were not negotiable. The said lop sided 25 years agreement caused MAS a whooping RM6.25 billion (about RM260 million a year), in HERE HERE, HERE!
However, yours truly must salute Amok because at the “Briefing of MPs” on 26-3-2012 he openly declared that he took full responsibility for the said secret share swap and CCF. Amok added that it was a “JUDGEMENT CALL”.
In view of the inappropriate appointments of PlaneConsult, Mr Shane Nollan as the Acting Commercial Director, En Rozman Omar as CFO and En Azhari Dahlan as Head of Engineering of MAS, the Ministry of Finance must take immediate steps to review and terminate the said appointment as they were tainted with “CONFLICT OF INTEREST’ and their existence will not be in the best interest of MAS. Last but not least, their appointment was affront to public policy.
The immediate termination of the said appointments will be in line with the Government’s policy of “Rakyat DiDahulukan” and more importantly, the Government “Transformation Programes” headed by YB Senator Datuk Idris Jala, who was the former MD of MAS.
P/s Thank you “dannyboy“, a reader in the last posting, for alerting yours truly to publish the above for the benefits of all Malaysians especially MAS staffs and the Ministry of Finance.
The NEXT CHANGE posting on “NOW EVERYONE CAN FLY MAS WITH LOW COST FARE” – Part 2 had to be postponed later. Sorry for the delay. Thank you to all the readers and your information through the comments and e-mails have been very fruitful and encouraging. Thank you also to MAS staffs for your support.