Tag: Malaysia Airlines

Mystery load of 89kg on MH370 fuels stowaway hijacker theory

A team of French investigators looking into MH370 discovered a 'mysterious load of 89kg' added to the flight list fuelling theories of a hijacking of the plane. Ghyslain Wattrelos, who lost his wife and two teenage children on the Malaysia Airlines flight says the additional...

Businessmen raising $330m to secure Malaysia Airlines deal

KUALA LUMPUR — A group of businessmen led by AirAsia Group Bhd co-founder Pahamin Ab Rajab is seeking about RM1 billion or Singapore dollar 330 million from a Japanese lender to support a bid to secure the take over of ailing Malaysia Airlines Bhd. The...

Mahathir says Malaysia Airlines risk flight suspension

Malaysia Airlines risks suspension of all its operations and grounding of its flights says Malaysian Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad who cites the need to save on operational costs. He spoke at the Parliament yesterday saying despite several management changes, the national carrier has...

How far will the Singapore Airlines-Malaysia Airlines MoU go?

How far will Singapore Airlines and Malaysia Airlines go in the deal signed on June 30? This is what many are asking after reports the Malaysian carrier is to get a new owner soon. The Memorandum of Understanding signed between Malaysia Airlines and Singapore Airlines...

If Mahathir helped build AirAsia, why is Malaysia Airlines failing?

Reports of plans by the co-founder of AirAsia to save ailing Malaysia Airlines sparked criticism from a blogger. The latter, Ganesh Sahathevan says Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad help build the low-cost airliner. But this begs the question why is the national carrier failing...

Ex-AirAsia chairman met Mahathir on Malaysia Airlines take over plans

KUALA LUMPUR - The Edge Markets says a group of businessmen led by a former AirAsia Group Bhd chairman Pahamin Ab Rajab met with Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad to discuss take over plans for the ailing Malaysia Airlines. The report says Pahamin asked...

Najib wants government to spend more taxpayer money on ailing Malaysia Airlines

Calls to save the national airline that has swallowed billions in taxpayer's money is growing, with fallen premier Najib Razak making a plea to keep Malaysia Airlines under continued government bailout. Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad's media and communications adviser Kadir Jasin chipped in,...

Netizens View: Malaysia Airlines personify worst case of crony capitalism

By Veronica Cordoba Netizens in Malaysia are not always kind to the turbulent Malaysia Airlines which is facing difficulties to re-establish it's dominance in the highly competitive industry. Economist Professor Dr Jomo Kwame Sundaram on June 28 says given the capital-intensive nature of the airline business...

Malaysian Airlines is forever in my heart and I will always fly MAS: Defence Minister

A day after criticising Malaysia Airlines for a flight delay resulting in Malaysia's Defence Minister Mohamad Sabu missing a meeting with Prime Minister Dr Mahathir Mohamad in London, the minister says the national airline is always in his heart. He says he bore no ill-will against...

Malaysia Airlines uncertain future further clouded by hiccup involving defence minister

Malaysia's national carrier which has a cloud of uncertainty hanging over its future, made it impossible for an important minister in Prime Minister Dr Mahathir Mohamad Cabinet to miss an appointed with the latter in London. Dr Mahathir was in London for a three-day working...