The little napoleons in Khazanah would like us to believe that MAS employees have been gifted with Mr Christoph Mueller as their CEO.
Thanks to the little napoleons in Khazanah. For the record, after some 15 years that MAS had to encounter with the decisions of the Ministry of Transport during the 4th Floor Administration pertaining to the operations and the notorious MAS-AirAsia Share
Suap Swap, no one except for a few top management in MAS would ever dream to venture into calling for collaboration with AirAsia because they were fully appraised of how MAS was “CANNIBALISED”.
Mr Mueller, of course, was head hunted by the little napoleon in Khazanah to turn around MAS. For whom?
Mr Mueller’s appointment as CEO of MAS is supposed to take effect in July 2015 but it was fast track to 1-5-2015 for reason best known to the little napoleons in Khaznah. What a lucky expatriate!
On 3-6-2015 out of sudden and, of course, very innocently Mr Mueller told the press that “MAS collaborating with AirAsia on things like maintenance, repair and operations”. Mr Mueller’s timing was perfect and again, it must be said that the said statement was innocently made and properly timed. Please read HERE.
Yours truly is certain that Mr Mueller must be elated by the praise he had received from the aviation guru, Tony Fernandes, who is the CEO of AirAsia group. Of course, the respond and praise from Tony Fernandes came innocently. It is most fitting to state here that “Great men think alike and fools
seldom NEVER differ.“
Is it a necessity for MAS to collaborate with AirAsia on maintenance, repair and operations?
Yours truly is certain that all of you must have heard of the MD of Khazanah, Tan Sri Azman Mokhtar‘s great plan to rescue MAS during the share swap by his famous grand idea of “Comprehensive Collaborative Framework” (CCF). The famous CCF will be dealt with in details in the remaining parts of this posting.
Mueller the great CEO at work
Mr Mueller came into MAS for about a month ago and he did a fabulous job of transforming MAS starting with his first task by axing 6,000 employees of MAS. It will be interesting to note how could Mr Mueller evaluate the performance of the 6,000 employees in a matter of days. He was formerly appointed as CEO in May 2015. Mr Mueller must be the smartest of all CEOs to be able to make the said evaluation in such lightning speed. He has the quality which none of us, Malaysians, have and for that matter, no other expatriates have such great quality.
However, he didn’t, of course, terminate top executive like En Azhari Dahlan, the CEO of MRO who was, of course, head hunted from AirAsia to MAS during the height of the notorious Share
SUAP Swap. Azhari is the most highly qualified aviation engineer in the whole of Malaysia. Mr Mueller must have been informed of and immensely impressed by the sought after quality of En Azhari Dahlan, who was previously heading a minute engineering department in AirAsia if compared to MAS MRO.
Please do not call or describe Mr Mueller as a TERMINATOR because he was head hunted by the little napoleons in Khazanah to be the saviour of MAS! Therefore, we must obediently think that Mr Mueller is a SAVIOUR of MAS!
The background below is for the benefits of Mr Mueller
Mr Mueller had to understand the history of how AirAsia came into being and how MAS was treated during the 4th Floor Administration. Thereafter, the MAS-AirAsia Share
SUAP Swap that was SECRETLY hatched by the little napoleons in Khazanah in August 2011.
The said Share Swap had to be hatched secretly because the said share swap involved our national security. If it was known before the announcement Malaysia may be invaded by foreign powers. Thanks to the little napoleon in Khazanah for protecting our national interest!
AirAsia became extremely powerful during the 4th Floor Administration . MAS could operate freely. The 4th Floor Administration had imposed Floor Price. It was normal for government to impose Ceiling Price to protect consumers but in the case of MAS it was Floor Price. Who was the 4th Floor Administration trying to protect then?
Lets start off with Rural Air Service (RAS) in Sabah and Sarawak. MAS was entrusted to do a national service to operate RAS in Sabah and Sarwak. certain personalities behind AirAsia wanted to take over RAS. It started with a private company known as Fly Asian Express Sdn Bhd aka FAX to take over RAS. At the material time, FAX had no aviation background.
The 4th Floor Administration arbitrarily took away RAS was from MAS and awarded to FAX with a subsidy of about RM250 million for two years contract. MAS only received a subsidy of RM125 million, HERE & HERE. Please also read HERE.
But FAX could not perform the contract and too many complaints received from the Sabah and Sarawak State Government and other agencies. FAX had no engineering expertise which had resulted in 6 of the 14 Fokker aircraft grounded due to un-airworthy and another 1 being cannibalised for spare parts. The 4th Floor Administration was under tremendous pressured in and out of Parliament and it had no alternatives but to prematurely terminate its RAS contract and ask MAS to take over RAS.
However, although RAS was prematurely terminated with 1 years and a few months left, the 4th Floor did not bother demand the refund of the RAS subsidy of RM250 million on pro-rata basis. Further, as a result of the un-airworthiness of the aircraft and the cannibalisation of one for spare parts, MAS was forced to pay RM35 million to put them right. Of course, the little napoleons Khazanah did not bother to instruct MAS to make any demand of the RM35 million from FAX, now AirAsia X Bhd. This was during the time of Senator YB Datuk Idris Jala, who was then the CEO of MAS/. Please read Why DCA failed to withdraw AOC for FAX/AirAsia X, HERE.
Despite the very bad track records of FAX, in September 2007 after having changed its name to AirAsia X Sdn Bhd (AAX), DCA blindly rewarded AirAsia X with the Air Operation Certificate (AOC) to do long haul service. Now it is able to owe PSC and other charges to Malaysia Airport Holding BHD (MAHB) with impunity. Rumours have it that AirAsia as a group owed more than RM200 million PSC and other charges to MAHB. For background story please read HERE.
Yours truly hopes that Mr Christoph Mueller will spare a few minutes of his precious time in the planning of collaborating with AirAsia to read this posting. Thank you Mr Mueller for your time if you care to read this posting.
Please stay tuned for Next Change / Akan Datang Part 2 soon also for the benefit of Mr Christoph Mueller’s grand scheme.