Saturday, August 13, 2011
Let us soar high once again and to be proud of our national carrier!
Well Datuk Sri Tony Fernandes if MAS cannot do it please take over and make us proud again!
The headline of my posting is about AirAsia to take over MAS (its a done deal, might as well)!
I am writing this in a hotel room at Lester Pearson International airport, in Toronto.
You know as you go along in life you interact and meet many interesting people and as you get older you look back and be happy to acknowledge to yourself that you have had a good fortune of knowing this guy or that person.
I was introduced to Datuk Seri Tony by my good friend Datuk Rocky Bru and since then I have the opportunity of interacting with a man who dares win and to think big and made it through life and at the same time made Malaysia aviation industry a known player again...well not quite just yet to me! You have to have full control of MAS, if this airline is sliding to substandard condition!!
On a personal note I want to thank AirAsia for giving me a chance to visit places such as Menado, in Sulawesi, and Balik Papan in Indonesia, and Bali on a good and reasonably cheap fare. Prior to AirAsia I could only imagined and dreamt of such faraway places. MAS was not interested to such places as a destinations.
At Toronto airport, I was looking at the names of all the international airlines that fly to Canada: Names such as Singapore airlines, Eva Air, Etihad, Emirates for example were on the board, but Malaysia Airlines was not on the list.
Sometime I wonder why is it that our national carrier, that once upon a time compete with Singapore Airline, Jal, Qantas and many more famous brands, is now a pathetic airline as far as I am concerned. Is this a reflection of of how we managed our country's national assets??
Tony, please take over MAS and make it a member the Star Alliance, that exclusive airlines fraternity. Singapore is a member!! So why, to my mind, that MAS was allowed to slide into the same status as Air Mexicana, Vietnam Airline when we could have improved ours into an airline that the whole world will know.
As for people criticising you Tony, well you know what they say: Criticism is a form of envy!
You have done well for yourself, our aviation industry and you keep on going, just take over anything within the industry and improve it at your own pace!
I bet you MAS did not even think of Parit Buntar as you do, eh! I like that!
Cheers Tan Sri! You have my support as a Malaysian citizen!
Posted by Pasquale at 12:34 AM