Mahathir used a stronger word publicly. Thief.
You are missing the point. It is not a question of beli or tak beli. Not a question of 350 vs 787.
But forcing MH to be involved in a charade.
How it is forcing them to be involved in a charade when as the head of state he's announcing something for the flag carrier? And Tun himself with all due respect, wasn't at all perfect during his handling of MAS. Or did MAS suddenly went bad when current PM took office? But thats for another day and topic.
787-9 is an ideal widebody. We were all feeling a bit of loss when MH retired all of its 777. To have another series added to the airline is a Godsend for me as a boeing fan.