Tuesday, 24 July 2012

Press Statement

Press Statement By Tan Sri Abdul Aziz Bin Abdul Rahman,
Former Managing Director of Malaysia Airline System
23 July 2012

"In the interest of the good name of our National Carrier and also the Nation, I suggest that colours of the Logo and livery on the A380 aircraft be reverted to the airline’s original colours as soon as possible, before it is too late."

The colours of the Logo and the Livery of the MAS A380 aircraft are outrageously wrong. They are wrong for at least two main reasons.

Firstly, the new colours have deviated from the original tradition and objective of the official colours of the national carrier. The colour of the logo has ignored the original tradition and history of the creation of the logo.

The original colour of the logo was red depicting one of the prominent colours of our Flag – the Jalur Gemilang as MAS is the country’s Flag Carrier. Later, dark blue colour was added as one of the main colours of our flag. All these were chosen and approved by the government and in particular YAB Tun Abdul Razak. The airline operated throughout the periods of all the Prime Ministers in those colours.

The latest Prime Minister that approved the logo was Tun Mahathir Mohamad. I remember going to see him with the designer Encik Johan to get his blessing. He was the one who suggested that the Logo on the tail of the aircraft be tilted slightly to give the aerodynamic look.

Secondly, the new different colour of the Logo is in conflict with the basic principle of branding in business. It portrays the image of confusion among the consumers and reflects badly on the management. No business organization would do such a thing.

Furthermore, in this case the A380 aircraft will be flying all over the world. It will create a bad image for our National Carrier.

In the interest of the good name of our National Carrier and also the Nation, I suggest that colours of the Logo and livery on the A380 aircraft be reverted to the airline’s original colours as soon as possible, before it is too late.

In this regard, I think the government should investigate to find out as to who had decided on the new colours without sound reasoning and direct the management accordingly.


Tan Sri Abdul Aziz Bin Abdul Rahman

Saturday, 21 July 2012


Salam Ramadhan al-Mubarak!

AIDA – Awareness > Interest > Desire > ACTION!

On July 21, 2012 at 5:22 pm, GE Man wrote at  http://weechookeong.wordpress.com/2012/07/18/conspiracy-or-sabotage/                                                                                        

"With 18 on the list above , My dear PM and BOD of MAS and Tan Sri chairman, YB YB , you must not stand still while MAS being screwed to death. MAS is BLEEDING ok!"

xxxxxxxxxxx The finale on conspiracy and sabotages in MAS xxxxxxx

The share suap is a very well planned conspiracy and sabotage mission’s to destroy MAS slowly if not immediately to kill off AA only competitors in Malaysia.

The Pariah parachuted his armies (A.., Danny Rashy, Azhari, Rozman, Amin, Zakiah, Shane Nolan etc etc ) on search and destroy missions, forcing MAS to swallow poison’s pill after a poison’s pill so that MAS is so sick that MAS won’t be competitive to operate for at least the next 10-20 years.

The list of conspiracy and sabotages that bleed’s MAS to death:

1) Killing off Fire Fly B737-400/800 Jet Services since it is directly  competing with AA as a low cost community carrier and taking over some of its routes.

2) Cut/Stop MAS profitable routes ( Bandung , Surabaya , Sydney etc etc ) so AA can take over the routes and mount additional flight.The rakyat had no choice but to pay what ever price AA put since they are monopolizing this routes.

3) Re schedule / re timed MAS flight to odd hours ( Hong Kong ,  Beijing etc etc ) so that AA take the prime slot. MAS seat’s load factors dived.

4) Signed the so called an AAX’s 35,000 passengers re-accommodation at  a very low fare. MAS loosing money at least MYR 1000 per AAX’s passengers carried and lost of sale able seats to would be full paying MAS passengers.

5) Logo and re-branding, con-sultan fee’s paid , re-painting of more then 115 aircraft which will cost at least MYR 900,000.00 per aircraft that requires down time of at least 10 days.
It will cost a whooping MYR 100 millions. Lost of aircraft utilization will cost money too to MAS. Luckily the change of logo and re-branding were restricted to A380. Even that will cost money for the respraying of the 6 A380!

6) QPR sponsor worth MYR 10 million when AJ is crying MAS is bleeding.

7) A380 seat re-configuration at the wimp and fancy of the Pariah which cost MAS at least MYR 4 million per ship set . With 6 unit A380 ordered , this will add an additional cost of MYR 24 million to MAS and the “old seats” to be scrap.

8) The A380 ferry (joy rides) flight from Toulouse to Kuala Lumpur with some joy riders on board who are not related at all to the ferry flight formalities, incurring additional cost of sending them to Toulouse , hotels , daily allowances and lost of sale-able commercial seats, Kuala Lumpur – London and Kuala Lumpur – Paris .

9) Lost of UN UNIFIL Lebanon lucrative charter flight to AAX. Giving an excuse of MAS don’t have any aircraft available to do it where’s else many aircraft laying idle due to routes cut and excess cabin crews had to be deployed to Golden Lounge to work.

10) Lost of Fire Fly ATR 75-200 maintenance contract to SAE.

11) Lost of Batavia Air and Lion Air B737-300/400 maintenance contract to AIROD.

12) The would be B777 seat and IFE retrofit worth at least MYR 150 million for all 15 unit MAS B777. This B777 will be phased out in 3 years time yet a retrofit is initiated and as it is the seat and IFE served its purpose well.

13) B737-800 steel brakes changes to carbon brakes which cost millions. AJ had issued a direct LOI/LA to one of carbon brakes manufacturer without going thru’ a normal company procurement procedure and WITHOUT Board approvals !!
Using a carbon brakes is only economical if you use it since day one you buy the aircraft. Now MAS got to buy the new carbon brakes and discard/throw away/scrap the steel brakes inventory worth millions and MAS got to change tyre type from radial to bias tyre !!

14) Two weeks ago in London Farnborough airshow,  AJ signed a MYR 5 billion contract for A380 Trent 900 Engine Total Care Maintenance Program with RR for as long as MAS is flying this A380 aircraft . No engineering and financial evaluation was carried out and NO BOARD approval sought. All decide by the TRIO , AJ , Azhari and Amin.

15) Approximately 3 years ago MAS/PMB had sold 17 unit of their B737-400 classic aircraft to AAR and MAS leased it back (Sale and Leased Back ) from AAR until such time that all MAS new B737-800NG is delivered as replacement.

Two weeks ago , during Farnborough Air show in London too, MAS Airlines Engineering Group (AEG) and someone had signed an agreement with AAR to purchase back 6 unit of this B737-400 classics.

The surprising deal is that the purchase price per aircraft is MYR 19.8 million (USD 6.4 mil). The market price is only USD 2.5 million (MYR 7.75 mill) each . (Pls refer www.speednews.com for aircraft prices)

MAS is paying 2.5 times more then the market price !!!
AND what is the logical explanation buying back this junk ??

MAS will be milked by a whooping MYR 118.8 millions for this deal.

As usual no engineering and financial evaluation was carried out and NO BOARD approval sought. All decide only by two persons and one of whom is an ex GE Man.

16) Early this month (July), against all MAS procurement procedure and the first one in MAS history, Azhari had issued an LOI (Letter Of Intent) to LHT a contract worth MYR 500 million for the A330 Aircraft Component Support PBTH (Power By The Hour) , knowing that there is other bidders who had offered a lower price then LHT .

Azhari is the first CEO of MAE (MAS Aerospace Engineering) history who issue LOI without Board Approval.

He doesn’t have such authority, only tender department who can issue LOI/LA after BOD had approved it.

A wrong procurement procedure, Azhari will bull doze this A330 LHT contract during this coming BTC (Board Tender Meeting) on Wednesday / 25 July 2012. He will try to shove it to the BOD throat.

17) In the making, Azhari and Amin is now trying to do something about the B737-400 engine CFM56-7 PBTH (Power By The Hour) contract worth at least MYR 1.5 billion (minimum 10 years contract)( more then 200 engines) and source said it may be a direct nego again. One can expect where it will go. Just think who is maker!

18) In the making think,Azhari and Amin is trying to figure out who will get the B737-800 / B777 / A380 / B747-400 APU maintenance contract worth more then a 1 billion ringgit . A total of more then 150 units of APU (Auxillary Power Unit) is to be contract out for maintenance soon.

With 18 on the list above , My dear PM and BOD of MAS and Tan Sri chairman, YB YB , you must not stand still while MAS being screwed to death. MAS is BLEEDING ok!

This will be the way to kill MAS as MAS be will be liable and inherit a long term high engineering operating cost, too high to sustain the business for at least the next 10-20 next years from now , how MAS will survive like this ?

A procurement manual is there to be followed so the tender and bidding is carried out in a transparent manner,how come one person or a TRIO are allowed to decide on this multi billion ringgit contract.

At least least 3 bidders must participate to make the bidding process to be an advantage to MAS bottom line. Direct nego is a suicide !!

The remaining parachuted fellows are the share suap parasites and should leave MAS, so much damaged done in the last 11 months..