After some 10 months in MAS En Ahmad Jauhari Yahya (AJ), as MAS Group CEO, should have been able to identify some of the major leakages that needed to be plugged as part of his many BIG turnaround plans. But it would appear that AJ is more interested in plugging the wrong LEAKS!
The blocking of information flow in MAS started on 22-4-2012 with the blocking of internet access for MAS staff, in HERE. Thereafter, the access to yours truly blog was also barred in MAS. Now AJ and the incompetent executives are on a witch hunting exercise again. The truth always hurt!
The purpose of publishing the manifest of the A380 ferry flight was to expose the LEAKAGE caused by paying for the cost of transporting and ferrying the undeserving characters in MAS from KL to London, Paris and KL, in HERE. Had it been the manifest of the legitimate paying passengers, it would not have been exposed. Yours truly is certain that MAS staffs are not concerned with the invited guests, who have given good comments and complements of the A380. We all support the launching of the A380.
Can someone provide a list of names of the undeserving passengers from MAS that were on the recent A380 “joy ride”?
It will be more constructive and responsible for AJ to deal with the LEAKAGES as follows:
- the procurement contracts costing RM794.73 million and the lope sided 25 years catering contract with LSG Skychef Brahim’s Sdn Bhd that cost MAS RM6.25 billion, in HERE;
- cost of the designing the new livery on the A380;
- paying the RM10 over million to sponsor QPR football team, which is owned by Tan Sri Tony Fernandes, in HERE;
- the cost of renovation for the on-off moving of administrative office from Subang to KLIA, in HERE;
- the recent renovation cost of the Business Class and First Class check-in area in KLIA;
- the appointment of Mr Shane Nollan, other Mat Salleh and PlaneConsult that cost MAS more than RM3 million, in HERE;
- the total yearly salaries and benefits paid to Mr Martin Barrow, as the Security Adviser to the Group CEO;
- the actual cost to MAS to uplift the 35,000 AAX passengers under the Re-accommodation Agreement where MAS had to provide food, beverages and extra baggage allowances, in HERE;
- the cost of respraying the Firefly jets after the ill thought out decision to terminate the Firefly jet services to KK, Kuching and other countries, in HERE;
- the cost amounting to more than RM60 million for the termination of the lease of aircraft to Al Wafere Air, in HERE;
- the fines amounting to million of Ringgit paid by MAS for breaching the anti-trust laws in other countries, in HERE;
- the yearly payment of salaries and benefits to two executive directors of MAS totaling RM3.756 million, in HERE;
- the cost of taking delivery of A380, thereafter MAS had to send it back for re-configurations of seats and back again to KL;
- the cost of re-configuration of seats;
- the cot of closing down the offices in foreign country and others.
Below is the latest e-mail from AJ that was sent out during working hours (unlike the one that was sent out at 12:26 am on 28-3-2012 which was an irresponsible act of performing damage control on the Re-accommodation Agreement with AAX, in HERE).
Yours truly believes that from now on, MAS staffs will be extremely SCARED of the “headmaster” in MAS. A friendly advice to AJ, fear not, just do the right things by looking after the real interests of MAS and there will be no more posting in yours truly’s blog as the big majority of MAS staffs are responsible Malaysians, who have MAS interest at heart at all times. We all want to see MAS flying to a majestic height with proper turn around plan and not “melepaskan batok ditangga”. In the premises, it is hoped that AJ and those in the Strategic Com and Human Capital would be able to assist him to answer all the above 11 questions.
AJ should look into beefing up the Firefly and also reducing the fares charged by MAS so that MAS will be competitive. MAS should also look into starting a low cost airline like SIA. Please read in HERE & HERE.
From: YOUR VOICE ONLINE <UVOICE@malaysiaairlines.com>
Date: 4 July 2012 11:50:06 GMT+08:00
Subject:Circular from GCEO: Breach of Confidentiality
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(STRICTLY FOR INTERNAL CIRCULATION ONLY)
CIRCULAR FROM GCEO
To : All Staff System-wide
Date : 4 July, 2012
Ref : GCEO CIR 024/12
We have received our first A380 aircraft and successfully mounted revenue flights from Kuala Lumpur and London on 1 July and 2 July respectively. These flights were full and the journey smooth – for which we have received many good comments and compliments from travelling passengers. For me personally, it is an honour to be part of the Malaysia Airlines team along with you. We should all rejoice in our achievement as the A380 programme has been long in the making and is a major part of our recovery and brand rebuilding efforts today.
Despite the happy occasion surrounding the A380, there continues to be attempts by irresponsible parties to undermine our recovery and brand rebuilding initiatives. The most recent is the posting of the Reservations Passenger List of all 80 names of staff and guests who were booked to fly on the Ferry Flight MH5439/Toulouse to Kuala Lumpur for the A380 on a blog which shall be un-named.
Distribution of such Company information with intent to maliciously malign certain personalities is an irritation that frustrates our collective efforts to get our Company and airline back to profitability. The information is confidential, and the unauthorized disclosure of the Reservations list is a contravention of Malaysia Airlines Code of Conduct. It is a breach of confidentiality as per our Terms and Conditions of Employment. We are investigating, and will take strong disciplinary action, which includes dismissal, against those found contravening Company confidentiality policy.
These actions by internal parties only serve to damage and tarnish our reputation as a premier airline. It makes the critical work that we need to do all the more difficult as it diminishes our credibility in the eyes of customers, shareholders, financiers, partners and other stakeholders.
Colleagues, please be reminded that we all carry the Malaysia Airlines brand name. As such we need to be responsible when handling Company information, be it information contained in the Company’s systems, database, emails and servers. Any breach of confidentiality has serious repercussions on the Company and its officers.
Everyone must understand that our ongoing recovery efforts and brand-building are paramount to the survival of our airline and ultimately our own jobs. Sharing internal documents in the public domain which results in the posting of comments, views and discussions only makes our recovery efforts so much harder. The survival of our airline must be our complete focus for a swift recovery that will put us back on the path of sustainable profits. These distractions and irresponsible acts only serve to stab ourselves in the back and detract us from our primary focus.
I sincerely hope that we all as employees of Malaysia Airlines act responsibly and with honour for the future of our jobs, our Company and our airline.
Ahmad Jauhari Yahya