Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Working a truce...

Aaahhh!!! Finally the tussle between AirAsia and MAHB will be put behind. For the sake of the business and in the spirit of 1Malaysia (I was told someone from the PM office called both sides yesterday), they are willing to 'give and take'.

To start with, AirAsia boss Tony Fernandes has invited MAHB's Tan Sri Bashir Ahmad to AirAsia's 10th anniversary celebration tomorrow, which I personally believe will also be attended by Datuk Seri Najib, Azman Mokhtar (the man in the net?) and major players of the aviation industry.

Good one. After all the bickering and tug-of-war games, its time for both parties to sit down and settle the dispute. A business truce should augur well in seeing the budget airline and the only airport manager/builder brush aside any unwanted elements that may cause hiccup to their business.

Tony spoke to The Star two hours after the AirAsia press conference where 10 of its executives demanded for a service level agreement (SLA) from MAHB before the carrier moved to KLIA2 in April 2013. And later on, MAHB issued a statement to challenge the press conference.

“We wish to continue working closely with all our partners to address any issues that may arise and will do so through a proper working forum as we believe this is the best and most objective way to do so.

"MAHB believes that any disagreements in public are neither good for the image nor in the best interest of the country,'' Tony said.

Ironically, when the AirAsia press conference was going on, Fernandes tweeted to say that one of the letters posted on MAHB website was fake, but quickly changed it to say that what he meant was the argument was 'fake'', not the letter.

I hope Bashir will reciprocate positively. I will also attend AirAsia's anniversary tomorrow, hoping to see no punches thrown at anybody...

25 comments:

taukeh lim said...

ya lor,.

settle la. what's so difficult. hanging on to personal pride will not bring anything good.

airasia is malaysia, mahb is also malaysia.

malaysia and malaysia... no sweat punya!

that also u dont know aaar!

Anonymous said...

... but who started firing first?

and what about tony blasting mahb over klia2?

next time we must think before making any derogatory statement about our partners!

penangan said...

salam,

semua pihak perlu hati2 dalam membuat kenyataan.

dalam isu kecil, lebih baik berbincang secara tertutup. bila nak bocor kepada media dan blog, abislah kena spin yang bukan2...

i have told u people so many times already said...

small matter lah bro.

when they meet up at airasia annivesary party tomorrow, they will shake hands and settle over a few glass of wine of beer!

hahahahaahaha!!!!

malaysians!

Anonymous said...

dont let that azman mokhtar attend the party.

he will be out of the picture very soon!

solomon tak selamat said...

now only they come to their senses. why didnt they think of it before making so many statements and battering each other?

Anonymous said...

As I have expected and anticipated, Azman is not THE man. He deserves to be totally out of the picture. It needs someone from the PM's Department or the PM himself to handle and settle the issue.

Najib should know better. The longer the controversy is allowed to dangle, the more he is exposing himself to political risk.

But then, I should view the impending truce with caution. Knowing Fernandes, he may have something up in his sleeve. To quote Mao Tse Tung, 'one step back two steps forward.'

ZMS

belakang mati said...

haiyaaa!!!!

sudah kasi olang susah, cakap sana, cakap sini, bising sana, bising sini... sudah manyak olang macam2 tulih, sikalang mau salam tangan ka.

siapa susah?

lakyat la susah!

tiu na seng!

temper said...

what are they dramatising?

after all the cross-accusation, slurry statements in the media and blogs, now he is calling for a truce.

go on with it lor... attack the MAHB until your demands are fully fulfilled!

takut ka?

tontonet said...

hahaha!

padan muka korang, wartawan dan bloger.

diorang yang bergaduh tapi korang yang tersepit kat celah bila diorang berdamai nanti.

kah kah kah!

Anonymous said...

Jai,

I think you are aware that Fernandes is scouting around for a new stadium to replace the present one which, according to him, is too small to cater to the rising attendence at QPR.

Is he going to fleece MAS money, our money, again the way he did when he took over the football club?

So be cautious of the nice words that sprout from his mouth whilst working out the truce.

ZMS

Anonymous said...

apa semua ni?

memeningkan kepala rakyat je!

bujai said...

ZMS bro,

i am aware of what u wrote and what he is doing.

let's observe him for a while...

siti umbrella said...

this tony is getting more cunning... what's on his mind actually?

to takeover mas and mahb?

Anonymous said...

Tony drama king...cry like baby....wake up b a reall businessman...not jst depend on gov...rape 18million frm mas to sponsor his personal invest shame on u tony

Anonymous said...

this is really a mind game. who surrender first will be deemed as stupid.

tony seems to be winning the war plan!

si pitak said...

yet to see tomorrow, jai.

if tan sri bashir attends airasia anniversary, it will be a good sign that both sides will compromise.

otherwise, the war rages on!

Anonymous said...

azman mokhtar is not attending airasia anniversary. he just txt me... hehehehe....

he is busy with another share swap plan!

Anonymous said...

Jai,
TF must have sensed that the public is not with him on the issue of increased airport tax. The public have realized that AA itself is imposing too many charges lately which is really burdening their clients, especially so now that AA is becoming a monopoly on some routes after clipping the wings of Firefly. Thus he is retreating till he gets another issue to fight on with MAHB.
Meanwhile let us work to strengthen our aviation industry by first removing Amok and his sidekick Danny Boy and replacing AJ with someone with some backbone to helm MAS. TF can remain in AA as he has great ideas on how to do things from nothing. Remember he developed AA from nothing. Anyway somebody must think how to deploy 300 planes that he ordered recently. Hopefully the nation won't be made to pay for that should the AA bubble burst.
Pak Tua

Anonymous said...

none of you get it, it seems....

this mahb is only a drama by tony to divert all attention from his super mas aa share swap.

he wins, after all its his 10th celebrations and mahb got to humbly come to pay respect.

who else is going to use klia if its not mas or aa?

why najib as melayu, always lose face????

Anonymous said...

Just as feedlot subsides...dumno dogs take it easy on AA......

Anonymous said...

Thanks bro Jai.

I simply don't trust him.

ZMS

Anonymous said...

SDRA Just Read
Izin saya,

"Enough has been said = I said the most since MAHB got zero chance to reply therefore enough have been said". Semua Media tolong serlah kan TSTF dan Air Asia ,saolaah nya macam semua dah hukum MAHB yang orang jahat ke ?
Walau apa pun dalam era ini alam maya sudah catit segala nya , dan alam may akan menghukum kerakusan manusia yang tamak dan tak puas hati dan scheming(blue ocenan) dan tidak alan puas sehingga haloba nya membeli segala nafsu mau.
Tapi itu adalah lumrah alam.
soal nya ada tangan tangan halimunan bekerja di balik tabir .
99 % kenpunyaan oran orang yang sama juga.....
No To Tony!!!!!
arjuna waspada
changkat lobak.

tyre said...

jai, no need to attend airasia anniversary today. not many people are going. bashir is not going, pm is not going.

what's the point of attending it? just to see it's glamorous party and all the show off?

we should consider mas and mahb position.

Geleng kepala said...

He shoot first...
Makes a fool of himself...
No where to go...
Found out he is without support...
First to surrender...

Overall pathetic display from Mr. F....