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Tony Fernandes apologises for buckling under pressure from BN gov't


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#1 David.W

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Posted 13 May 2018 - 05:01 PM

 

https://www.facebook...23162101116958/

 

AirAsia boss Tony Fernandes has apologised for a stunt in which he ferried former prime minister Najib Abdul Razak aboard a BN-themed flight. Fernandes said he thought the move would appease the government, who had been pressuring him and AirAsia over their move to provide affordable flights on election day May 9, and also over AirAsia X chairperson Rafidah Aziz's vocal support for Pakatan Harapan.



#2 Arthur W.

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Posted 13 May 2018 - 06:54 PM

@4:10-4:32 - This is the part I felt shocked and disgusted. Did the previous government intentionally try to discourage voters from travelling home to vote? Order to cancel all those extra flights?

Or could it be some other reason I'm not aware of eg: air traffic control limitations / market supply regulations / MAB protectionism?

Anyone here working for MAVCOM can clarify?

But then again there was also the fixing of a midweek polling date and the open rebuke of Cathay Pacific's fee waiver.



#3 leon t

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Posted 14 May 2018 - 09:32 AM

He just backed the wrong "horse" whatever reasons given.  Now the govt will check on whether NAVCOM did ask AK to cancel its additional flights.  But then again the extra flights could also have meant carrying voters who support BN too.



#4 jani

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Posted 14 May 2018 - 10:34 AM

Tony shouldn't need to explain himself. Businessmen should be free to support who they want, regardless of their reasons.



#5 BC Tam

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Posted 14 May 2018 - 11:05 AM

@5:30 above

If that "baby" is not profit driven, what the heck are AK and D7 shareholders hanging on for ?! :D

 

 

The guy is simply grovelling his way back into good books of incoming administration after coddling up to MO1 before this. No doubt we will now have the story about first meeting with the old horse all those years ago, offered AK lock stock and barrel for the token RM1, etc ...... be recycled ad infinitum  (a narrative many will have noticed missing in recent times)

And I do not buy idea that blue D7 flight was some last minute appeasement measure - at the very least those stickers needed time to have been designed, printed and pasted on  :)

 

 

For a more cheong-hei version

No more pulling wool over our eyes, superstar Tony Fernandes!

https://www.malaysia.../columns/424720


Edited by BC Tam, 14 May 2018 - 11:50 AM.


#6 Khalil Abd Halim

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Posted 14 May 2018 - 12:38 PM

couldnt fault him..he's just trying to mitigate the effect of Rafidah's support to PH on Airasia's business..and Rafidah had expressly explained the fact transpired that lead to Tony's statement..people should just be reasonable to accept that many people were oppressed under the previous govt and be professional about it..i never believe tony was a supporter of MO1 ever.....



#7 Mohd Suhaimi Fariz

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Posted 14 May 2018 - 02:16 PM

Tony shouldn't need to explain himself. Businessmen should be free to support who they want, regardless of their reasons.

 

My thoughts exactly.

 

People need to be more mature about this.



#8 Muhammad Firdaus

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Posted 14 May 2018 - 04:06 PM

And how do we know that he is not pressured to do this video? Gosh.. only five days and everything is suspect  :unknw:  



#9 flee

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Posted 14 May 2018 - 04:41 PM

One of the many election sandiwaras...  But TF's integrity is now shattered... So, lets see what happens!



#10 BC Tam

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Posted 14 May 2018 - 06:40 PM

Well, we were warned beforehand about tsunami of fake news post GE14  :)



#11 jahur

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Posted 14 May 2018 - 06:42 PM

Ak will recover and probably not much affected as long as they dump fares for people to travel without spending a dime. As for Tony he'll recover as well but this fiasco will take a toll on him for quite a while.

Edited by jahur, 14 May 2018 - 06:42 PM.


#12 jani

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Posted 15 May 2018 - 02:16 PM

MAVCOM has rebuked his statement and lodged a police report.. haha.. aiyo Tony...



#13 Chris Tan

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Posted 15 May 2018 - 02:33 PM

MAVCOM has rebuked his statement and lodged a police report.. haha.. aiyo Tony...

Glad to see Mavcom taking action against such misrepresentation :)

#14 Mohd Suhaimi Fariz

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Posted 15 May 2018 - 02:42 PM

It's a pity one is persecuted simply because of his political beliefs.

 

Truly sad.



#15 BC Tam

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Posted 15 May 2018 - 02:53 PM

MAVCOM has rebuked his statement and lodged a police report.. haha.. aiyo Tony...

Any link to source ?  :)

 

Found it

https://www.malaysia...com/news/425024

:)


Edited by BC Tam, 15 May 2018 - 03:08 PM.


#16 BC Tam

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Posted 15 May 2018 - 03:27 PM

Anyone here working for MAVCOM can clarify?

They have clarified now ..... and more  :D

 

 

Plus, I reckon the following could be one part of the alleged 'intimidation' ?

http://www.malaysian...topic=21285&hl=



#17 khairuddin abu hanifah

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Posted 15 May 2018 - 04:48 PM

https://malaysia.yah...6--finance.html



#18 jani

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Posted 16 May 2018 - 10:16 AM

Now AirAsia saying they have all the evidence to the contrary. What unnecessary drama :D






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