Tag: Malaysia Airlines

MH17 calls ‘show ties between Russian officials, rebels’

by Danny KEMP International investigators looking into the downing of flight MH17 over Ukraine released intercepted phone calls on Thursday showing close links between "high-ranking" Russian officials and rebel suspects facing trial over the crash. The probe said the recordings raised questions about the possible involvement...

Dr M: A national airline can be operated by the private sector

Kuala Lumpur — Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad shared his opinion regarding Malaysia's national airline. In an interview with Going Places, the in-flight magazine of Malaysia Airlines, PM Mahathir said that the country's national airline does not necessarily have to be owned by the government. One...

No need for national airline in every country anymore, says Mahathir

Malaysian Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad said the days where there is a national airline for every country is over. His views on the need for a national airline appeared in the Malaysia Airlines inflight magazine, Going Places. But he also said Malaysia could still have one, but it...

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,...