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By Little Bird 
>Kawan-kawan, please fasten your seat belts now. I thought that I knew
>something about what is really going on in the administration of
 Abdullah
>Badawi. Today I found out I have not even scratched the surface. The
>following is panas-panas news. You  may want to hit the ejection
 button
>(not yours but theirs) after reading this.
>
>Firstly, the shareholders and/or stakeholders of Air Asia (directly,
>indirectly, through proxies, etc.) include Kamaluddin bin Abdullah
 Badawi,
>Kalimullah Maseerul Hassan (also into Tune Hotels), Khairy Jamaluddin,
 Tony
>Fernandez, etc.
>
>We all know the story of Air Asia. Well, we all thought it was a rags
 to
>riches story. It is actually a story about riches. The rags part is
>actually very hazy. When MAS entered into a phase of 'restructuring'
 about
>3 years ago, Air Asia, through Tony Fernandez, struck fast and
 furious.
>
>Before we go further, you may want to ask why did MAS have to suffer
 yet
>another 'restructuring'? That is a story by itself for another day but
 just
>bear in mind that Badawi's brother, Ibrahim, is the owner of the
 catering
>company (Skychef?) that used to supply mineral water at RM35 a case to
 MAS.
>
>
>With that kind of pricing, surely MAS would need 'restructuring'.
>Anyway, Air Asia stepped in and pushed the Govt. for a
 'rationalisation' of
>the domestic air routes in Malaysia. Air Asia asked to be given MAS'
 Sabah
>and Sarawak routes. MAS could keep flying in Semenanjung, they said.
>Despite objections by MAS,  Air Asia was granted its wish.
>
>But the wish did not just happen. Zaki, a fourth floor boy at the PM's
>office, helped Air Asia make its wish come true.
>
>Once MAS lost its Sabah and Sarawak routes to Air Asia, there was a
 staff
>redundancy. So MAS had to organise a VSS. MAS demanded that since Air
 Asia
>was taking over their Sabah and Sarawak routes it would make some of
 their
>staff redundant so Air Asia should pay MAS some compensation.
>
>Everyone (MAS, Govt and even Air Asia) agreed that compensation was
 payable
>to MAS. But Air Asia would not pay anything. Finally, the Govt (that
 means
>you and me lah, Mr Taxpayer) paid the compensation to MAS, which MAS
>promptly used in one of the most expensive VSS payments in our
 history.
>
>If your blood is starting to boil, stop reading and better cool off
 because
>it does not get better.
>
>Then, within one year, Air Asia realised that the Sabah and Sarawak
 routes
>were not profitable. They never were. MAS was performing national
 service
>in Sabah and Sarawak. Flying chickens and goats is not a money-making
>venture.
>No problem. Air Asia made another wish. They told the Govt, we have to
>return these air routes back to MAS. Again MAS objected. Again
 overruled.
>Not relevant.
>
>Then came the handing over ceremony of the air routes and the
 airplanes.
>When they took over the Sabah/Sarawak routes, Air Asia had 'acquired'
 seven
>airplanes from MAS in perfect working condition. (MAS does have one of
 the
>best safety records in the world.)
>
>However, when Air Asia 'returned' the planes to MAS, only one was left
 in
>working condition. The other six planes were grounded, not fit for
 flying
>and could not fly.
>
>In actual fact, Air Asia was cannibalising parts from the six planes
 to
>keep the seventh one flying. Again MAS objected. Again overruled. Not
>relevant. It eventually cost MAS in excess of RM50 million to make the
>planes flyable again. This was a direct subsidy to 'rags to riches'
 Air
>Asia's profits.
>
>Then Air Asia started eyeing the lucrative KL-Singapore routes.
 Tighten
>your seat belts. This one will really jolt. But they went about it the
>roundabout way. They said they wanted to go international. They did
 (some)
>but international routes are tough. No Zaki, Badawi, Khairy,
 Kalimullah or
>Kamaluddin to make your wishes come true.
>
>But the KL-Singapore sector was generating RM40 million in PROFITS to
 MAS.
>This was the plum in the pudding. Air Asia wanted it badly.
>
>So they made another wish. It came true. This is how they did it. Air
>Asia's bid to break into the KL-Singapore sector was first discussed
 in
>Cabinet when Badawi was on holiday overseas. Najib chaired the meeting
 and
>Air Asia's application was rejected.
>
>The application was rejected for two main reasons:
>
>i. By 2009 the whole of ASEAN becomes open sky anyway.  ASEAN airlines
 can
>fly to all ASEAN capitals  without restrictions. So why open up
>KL-Singapore  in double quick time?
>
>ii.  If budget flights are allowed between KL-Singapore, KLIA will die
 an
>unnatural death. KLIA will become a feeder airport for Singapore's
 Changi.
>People will fly from KL to Singapore and then fly off from Singapore
 to the
>rest of the world. MAS will then die a natural death. So the request
 was
>declined.
>
>Then Badawi came back from his travels and asked Tengku Adnan the
 Minister
>of Tourism to prepare a paper on tourism, linking MAS, Air Asia, SIA,
 etc.,
>to tourist arrivals. At the next Cabinet meeting chaired by Badawi, he
>asked Tengku Adnan to present the 'Cabinet paper'.
>
>Insiders say that the paper was an 'out of Agenda' item - meaning it
>surprised everyone, but the "dunggus" approved it nonetheless. Air
 Asia got
>its wish again. Tengku Adnan also secured his Putrajaya seat.
>
>Now here is the killer. Soon after Air Asia started flying the
 KL-Singapore
>sector, they started giving away 300,000 free tickets, 5 sen tickets
 and
>all the other gimmicks. Singapore is believed to be subsidising Air
 Asia
>for all these expensive gimmicks.
>
>For SIA, losing RM40 million (S$17 million) profit from the
 KL-Singapore
>sector is chicken feed. Air Asia is feeding thousands of transit
 passengers
>from KL to Changi . Air Asia is providing RM19 bus rides from KL to
 KLIA.
> From KLIA, passengers fly almost free to Changi. >From Changi the
>passengers can connect to the world.
>
>Now, Air Asia is making another wish - they want to fly direct from
>Kuching, KK, Penang, Alor Setar, Kota Bharu, etc., to Changi. They
 will
>earn even more 'subsidies' from Singapore. KLIA will drop dead later,
 MAS
>will die first.
>
>This is how we go from 'rags to riches'. And we all thought Tony
 Fernandez
>was such a great guy too. The shareholders and/or stakeholders of Air
 Asia
>(directly, indirectly, through proxies, etc.) include Kamaluddin bin
>Abdullah Badawi, Kalimullah Maseerul Hassan (also into Tune Hotels),
 Khairy
>Jamaluddin, Tony Fernandez, etc.
>
>Yes, we believe in open skies, competition and all that. But friends,
>fellow Malaysians, this is the PM, his son, his S-I-L and his cronies
 lah.
>How can they sell out their own country? But this is what they are
 doing.
>
>Kawan-kawan, come March 8th, 2008 you have an opportunity to hit the
 button
>for the ejecion seat. Hit the ejection button and send these people
 out
>into oblivion. Don't give them any parachutes either.

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