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16 hours ago, jahur said:

MoF steps in to reconcile Malaysia Airlines and Brahim's

KUALA LUMPUR: The rift between Malaysia Airlines Bhd and Brahim's Holdings Bhd will likely be patched up by August as a mediator has stepped in to help the two companies reconcile.

The New Straits Times learnt that the Finance Ministry (MoF) acted as the mediator to mend the broken relationship between the national carrier and its main in-flight meals provider.

Sources told the NST that on Thursday, the MoF held a discussion with representatives of Malaysia Airlines' parent Malaysia Aviation Group (MAG) as well as MAG's sole shareholder Khazanah Nasional Bhd.

Representatives of Brahim's were also present at the meeting.The ministry asked Malaysia Airlines and Brahim's to extend their contract for another two months after June 30, 2023 to negotiate on a new agreement, particularly on the termination of convenience clause. "They're looking into finalising the contract within two months with a revision of the terminational (of convenience) clause," one of the sources said, adding that the discussions between the two companies would be regularly updated to the MoF

MoF steps in to reconcile Malaysia Airlines and Brahim's

 

What a joke. LOL

 

12 hours ago, JuliusWong said:

Hahaha! Lol! This is Malaysia, this is kind of experienced, right? Madani sangat~~ it is not as if Brahims will die tomorrow if they lost MH contract. They are providing catering services for other 35 airlines.


brahim may has mentioned and is at risk to cease operation, and  the gomen couldn't take the risk to have 30+ foreign airlines without meals uplift. In the name of national interest, gomen may buy off brahim shareholders at what they paid mas back in 1990's.

 

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2 hours ago, jani said:

Wow.. Why is MoF "mediating" on behalf of a commercial entity like Brahims? Interesting.

As per Mr Lee's reply - bimbang tiada orang masak 😉

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3 hours ago, jani said:

Wow.. Why is MoF "mediating" on behalf of a commercial entity like Brahims? Interesting.

Some more it is PN17 status company.......Adui......!! 

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Saw this online. Emirates Group revised their staff compensation package in view of rising cost of living, not sure if MH offers the same for their employees:

May be an image of text

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I am curious - who is MH marketing agency now? The recent news of complimentary wifi in business/business suite and for MH platinums aren't publicized at all (unless you go to to their media release section on their website - but who really goes there?). All they have on their social is sales to Australia or something similar. Shouldn't they announce this on their socials and not let their passengers find out about it via other news site or blogs? Do like a tease - "we have something to announce tomorrow" or whatever. Nope. Nothing. Gate to gate wifi is also something worthy of an announcement (the switching off of PED well, most people don't switch it off anyway). Even new destinations or flights. 

And most people will now have an idea of what MH's new business class will be like but again, nothing from MH. I understand they haven't officially launched it yet, but leaking it to a blogger and it's out everywhere except on MH seems a bit of a misstep. 

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First 737-8 rollout 9M-MVA eta august.

 

How many wau variations do we need again? Also est 4 frames due this year. 

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15 minutes ago, Chris Tan said:

I'm confused. Is that the new default livery?

Yea seems to be the same livery used on the a330neo. Mild batik motive on the Wau and it being angled very oddly. 

Also noticed wifi dome installed. 

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10 hours ago, Chris Tan said:

I'm confused. Is that the new default livery?

Presumably for the special occasion of their first 737 MAX 8.

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10 hours ago, jahur said:

Yea seems to be the same livery used on the a330neo. Mild batik motive on the Wau and it being angled very oddly. 

Also noticed wifi dome installed. 

Very odd indeed for the Wau. Maybe if the original slanted Wau was used, the batik pattern wouldn't fit perfectly as it focuses on symmetry design. Though to be honest, the batik pattern seems out of place.

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20 hours ago, jahur said:

Yea seems to be the same livery used on the a330neo. Mild batik motive on the Wau and it being angled very oddly. 

Also noticed wifi dome installed. 

But not the Jalur Gemilang towards the back yeah? It's nice on a few frames but not so much if it's on all the 45 new planes coming in. I like the batik motif on the wau tho.

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MAG keeps tinkering with its branding and livery. Sounds as if they do not have an agency handling these matters. So which is the definitive livery now? I don't know!

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Even the MALAYSIA AIRLINES font is different. It's like a hybrid of the current font and the previous font (like on the 777/747).

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Another photo from another angle. Credits to hi.aviation

From sources over there there's another 737-8 with the MH tail logo in the hangar but body is still in metalic strip. This may be the 2nd frame. No info if the tail logo is using MVA's revised logo plus Songkit/Batik motive.

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I must say that although the original red-white livery had a straightened wau, it doesn't seem as "weird" or distorted in pictures as compared to this new one. 

Maybe the white disc in the original had a framing effect that mitigated the distortion.  This new one feels like it's slanted forward instead of straight.

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Have seen reports that the catering in the  KLIA domestic lounge has changed to Plaza Premium which has resulted in marked improvement in quality and choice. Looks like an egg station has been introduced as well as some western breakfast items.

Was in the regional lounge yesterday and there are also some improvements. 

  • Different serving dishes, perhaps a few more but can't be sure
  • Bread/kuah was covered 
  • Fresh sandwiches made to order similar to pre covid but better 
  • Snacks available at the bar which was also manned 
  • Tea station so no need to queue at the counter
  • Dilmah tea instead of Boh'

Most of the points above have been raised in feedbacks and surveys Ive submitted over the past few months.

 

 

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8 hours ago, Alif A. F. said:

Was excited to try MH inflight meal post Brahim with upcoming flight next week😁. But it turns out like this: Malaysia Airlines and Brahim's agree to stay together until Aug 31 (nst.com.my)

When brahim took over mas catering, brahim profit was guaranteed. brahim is naturally unhappy when profit guaranteed was removed.

To build a new flight kitchen at KUL will take 2 to 3 years. MAS Awana may use the old kitchen at SZB in the interim period. However, it won't be cheap to move meals from SZB to KUL. 

A few decades ago, mas catering/brahim was the largest central kitchen in the country. Nowadays, central kitchen of some hotels and restaurants chain are larger than brahim. Anyone with money could build a central kitchen but operation is another matter. Given mas track record and corporate culture, its central kitchen is unlikely efficient or cost competitive. mas awana will eventually a liability to mas.

 

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2 hours ago, KK Lee said:

To build a new flight kitchen at KUL will take 2 to 3 years. MAS Awana may use the old kitchen at SZB in the interim period. However, it won't be cheap to move meals from SZB to KUL.

In the interim, perhaps 'da pao' from the mak cik's at the T1 public food court? :D

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9 hours ago, Chris Tan said:

In the interim, perhaps 'da pao' from the mak cik's at the T1 public food court? :D

Given AK is operating below 2019's capacity, its meal supplier is a perfect fit to mas regional and domestic routes. however, due to politic, mas is unlikely to source from them unless desperate.

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