Monthly Archives: September 2013

Azman Mokhtar, Rashdan, Tony Fernandes, Kamaruddin, Md Nor Md Yusof and AJ must be held responsible for the fine of RM20 million – Part 3

The Happy Family of the MAS-AirAsia share swap and the architects of the violation of the Competition Act.

The iconic photo of the “Happy Family” of the MAS-AirAsia share swap and the architects of the violation of the Competition Act.

On 8-8-2011 the MAS-AirAsia share swap was inked by Tan Sri Azman Mokhtar, the MD of Khazanah, and Tan Sri Tony Fernandes of AirAsia. The the Advisor of the said share swap was none other than Dato’ Seri Nazir Razak of CIMB.   On 6-9-2013 both MAS and AirAsia were fined RM10 million each for “collaborating to integrate some routes in which they had  earlier competed” under the said share swap.  Part 1 was about the inking of the said MAS -AirAsia share swap with the advice from Datuk Seri Nazir Razak / CIMB and Bain & Co, HERE and Part 2 was the chronology of events after the said share swap before the appointment of AJ as  Group CEO of MAS, HERE.   Continue reading

Tony: Why AirAsia & X still send aircraft to MAS Engineering?

AirAsia A320 undergoing maintenance works in MAS Hangar No: 5 in KLIA

AirAsia A320 and AirAsia X undergoing maintenance works in MAS Hangar No: 5 in KLIA

AirAsia A320 and AirAsia X A330 aircrafts are a regular sight in MAS Hangar 5 in  KLIA.  It seems that Hangar 5 has been reserved exclusively for AirAsia and AirAsia X at the expense of MAS. Continue reading

TS Azman Mokhtar, Rashdan, Tony Fernandes, Kamaruddin, Md Nor Md Yusof and AJ must be held responsible for the fine of RM20 million – Part 2

The "Happy Family". They were so happy after the signing of the MAS-AirAsia share swap.

The iconic photo of the “Happy Family” of the MAS-AirAsia share swap. They were so happy after the signing of the MAS-AirAsia  share swap.

Updates @ 9:30 pm on 19-9-2013:  On 15-9-2011 The MD of Khazanah Tan Sri Azman Mokhtar has been quoted to have said that “The recently inked home jersey sponsorship with Barclay Premier club Queen Park Rangers is a good deal for the national carrier”. He also told newsman that “We think that we got a good deal to stand on its own commercially.  I think all the numbers are there, we just need to add value”.  Read HERE

Yours truly believe that at that material time many Malaysians also share the same thoughts as Tan Sri Azman Mokhtar, who is a known to be a corporate GURU in Malaysia.  Many have claimed that Tan Sri Azman Mokhtar through his BinaFikir‘s “WAU” had also saved MAS from the brink.  Please read below the events after 18-8-2011 where MAS was supposed to pay £3.2 million more than AirAsia for the said sponsorship and got less for it.  Was it a good deal after all?  

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In Part 1 of this article, it was clear that Khazanah, CIMB, MAS and AirAsia are fuilly aware of the provisions of the Competition Act 2010. MAS and AirAsia have sought the advice of the consultant, Bain & Co, on anti-trust laws/Competition Act 2011. Continue reading

TS Azman Mokhtar, Rashdan, Tony Fernandes, Kamaruddin, Md Nor Md Yusof and AJ must be held responsible for the fine of RM20 million – Part 1

The Happy Family of the MAS-AirAsia share swap and the architects of the violation of the Competition Act.

The iconic photo of the “Happy Family” of the MAS-AirAsia share swap and  architects of the violation of the Competition Act. From 2nd left; Datuk Kamarudin Meranun, Tan Sri Azman Mokhtar, Tan Sri Md Nor Yusof, Tan Sri Tony Fernandes, the Khazanah Whiz Kid Mohamad Rashdan Yusuf aka Danny & Dato’ Sri Nazir Razak of CIMB

Updates @ 6:50 pm on 11-9-2013:  “The avenging goddesses eventually caught up with anyone who had outraged all decency by killing their father, marrying their mother or serving red wine with fish.” By Jonathan Guthrie of Financial Times, UK

Updates @ 6:10 pm on 10-9-2013: “Deloitte has been fined a record £14m for failing to manage conflicts of interest during its role as an adviser to collapsed British carmaker MG RoverOn Monday the Financial Reporting Council, which brought the case against Deloitte, said the outcome of an independent tribunal was a “strong vindication” for its six-year-long probe into Deloitte’s work for companies involved with the carmaker in the lead-up to MG Rover’s collapse.”

Deloitte was fined 14,000 Pound Sterling

The international accounting firm Deloitte was fined 14 million Pound Sterling by UK authority. Will we ever see our authorities taking the same actions here?

In the case of the MAS-AirAsia share swap, there were two advisors namely Dato’ Sri Nazir Razak and Bain & Co but it is unclear about their scope of appointment.  For full report of the fine imposed against Deloitte, please read HERE & HERE,.

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AirAsia & MAS were fined RM10 million each for violation of Competition Act

The architects of the MAS-AirAsia share swap and CCF

The “Happy Family” of the MAS-AA share swap & CCF.  From 2nd left: Datuk Kamarudin Meranun of AirAsia, Tan Sri Azman Mokhtar (MD of Khaznah), Tan Sri Md Nor Yusof, Chairman of MAS, Tan Sri Tony Fernandes of AitrAsia, Rashdan aka Danny, nominee of Khaznah & Datuk Nazir Razak, the CEO of CIMB Group.

En Mohamed Rashdan Yusuf aka Danny  (left in pic). AJ showing thump up for Rashdan. AJ has said that "Rashdan was vilified and maligned in blogsphere".

The two main key players in MAS at the height of the MAS-AA share swap. Pic: AJ and En Mohamed Rashdan Yusuf aka Danny . AJ and his then “co-pilot” showing thump up for MAS-AirAsia share swap?. AJ has said that “Rashdan was vilified and maligned in blogsphere”.

The Malaysia Competition Commission (MyCC) said in a statement that the country’s two dominant carriers would each have to pay a RM10 million (US$3 million) penalty for collaborating to integrate some routes in which they had  earlier competed. Continue reading