This is the sequential of Part I of the memorandum that MAS unions & associations submitted to Malaysia Prime Minister on 14th February 2012 opposing against MAS & AirAsia Collaboration one-sided Agreement.
GUAMs is Group of Unions & Associations in Malaysia Airlines :-
- MASEU – Malaysia Airlines System Employees’ Union
- AWUS – Airlines Workers Union Sarawak
- ATWUS – Air Transport Workers Union Sabah)
- MESA (MAS Executive Staff Association)
- SEAMAS (Sabah Executive Association of MAS)
- SESC (Sarawak Executive Staff Committee of MAS)
- MASMA (MAS Managerial Staff Association)
- MAPA (Malaysia Airlines Pilot Association)
The memorandum GUAMs submitted emphasizing on the Collaboration Agreement between MAS & AirAsia is only beneficial for Air Asia group as per what we’ve posted earlier in this content of the collaboration agreement between MAS & AirAsia brokered by CIMB (Evil Kutty and the duke of DAIM blood suckers).
GUAMs officially reported to Malaysia Prime Minister against Tony Fernandez of his abusive authority influencing MAS new board of directors to have Firefly ceased its Jet Operation by given an unfounded reason which was that Firefly had caused huge losses to Malaysia Airlines and its golden share-holders – Khazanah.
GUAMs also believe if Firefly is given FREE-HAND to run its course independently and to grow and compete independently with AirAsia; it will be beneficial for the Rakyat (people and citizen of Malaysia) on the whole because being competitive with huge competition is healthy for all segmented markets. Stopping the competition only means producing anti-competitive pricing for airfares and this is generally referred as MONOPOLY MARKET – an integral violation of the CARTEL anti-trust law.
So the whole shebang of the Collaboration Agreement between MAS & AirAsia is to KILL Firefly’s Jet Operations in order to SAVE AirAsia’s profitable routes that have become LESS-profitable probably because of the painful competition between AirAsia and Firefly over the domestic routes between Sabah, Sarawak and Peninsular Malaysia.
Tony Fernandez’s new motto – KILLS FIREFLY SAVES AIRASIA
When AirAsia realizing the effective modus operandi of Firefly Jet Operations that will be based in KLCCT2 in 2013 could shaken its entire AirAsia’s empire, Tony Fernandez took the opportunity to halt Firefly Jet Operations stationed at KLIA (later at KLICCT2) and only allowing Firefly to survive its small portion of operations via Subang Airport. He then robbed complete of the 22 routes that AirAsia failed to seize it from Malaysia Airlines in 2006 which almost caused a huge loss of 8,000 employment opportunity for Malaysians at that time.
Malaysiaairlinesfamilies investigated after AirAsia had stolen 22 routes from Malaysia Airlines, the scrape of 8,000 jobs for MAS workers were already laid out by Tony Fernandez and his gangsters supposedly by the end of this April 2012 but fortunately, GUAMs unitedly lodged an official complaint to Malaysia Prime Minister just on-time before the slashing of jobs opportunity in Malaysia Airlines were initiated by Tony Fernandez, Kamarudin Meranun and Danny Rashdan a.k.a. Johnny Upgrading Fernandez.
GUAMs further reported to Malaysia Prime Minister that Malaysia Airlines as a FULL SERVICE CARRIER had to bear all costs clearing all Firefly stranded passengers for months of which their routes were terminated by Tony Fernandez without advance notice and this had certainly incurred larger costs for Malaysia Airlines to absorb all additional costs incurred by Firefly because the airfares those stranded passengers purchased were of the Low Cost Fare but travelled on Premium Service Airlines.
Not only Malaysia Airlines had to cover all other costs especially fuel costs for Firefly but Malaysia Airlines also had to absorb all Firefly staff increasing its human resources problems internally.
This is evidence of inefficiency and ineffectiveness in the new management of Malaysia Airlines appointed by Tony Fernandez and his gangsters.
Now we know why AirAsia under Tony Fernandez did not make money but still continue to falsely declaring profit making for AirAsia to the Public. It is his inefficiencies and ineffectiveness in managing AirAsia that causes AirAsia X lost Orly, Mumbai, Delhi and London Stansted. Poor AAX’s CEO have to face the repercussions from the Public and we know in the future, Azran will not be hired by another airlines operators if he lost his job with AAX. So Azran, better pack and get out before you’re sacked in the name of POOR PERFORMANCE.
Mr. Prime Minister, please shoo away this Tony Fernandez and his gangsters from this Boleh-LAND, once and for all for the good and peacefulness of Malaysia.
In the memorandum to Malaysia Prime Minister, GUAMs also expressed their resentment against Tony Fernandez’s LOUD and CLEAR announcement to MAS workers in Johor Senai Airport that he, Tony Fernandez successfully half-MURDERED Firefly during the launching for AirAsia new routes from Johor Baru to Kuching, and Kuching to Johor Baru; Johor Baru to Kota Kinabalu and return without competition from Firefly.
At the same time, Tony Fernandez also had increased AirAsia’s flights into those destinations previously flown by Malaysia Airlines after terminating MAS from operating the routes and continue reducing Malaysia Airlines flights from time to time. All these decisions were made in the name of Collaboration Agreement between MAS and AirAsia.
GUAMs believe Tony Fernandez is using the collaboration agreement to boycott Malaysia Airlines international routes such as Kuala Lumpur – Sydney – Kuala Lumpur. This plan will reduce yearly revenue for Malaysia Airlines and increased in its quarterly losses.
With Tony Fernandez who is the CEO of AirAsia and Kamarudin Meranun who is his deputy CEO of AirAsia that sitting-in as board of directors in Malaysia Airlines; they have created the Conflict Of Interest which is now happening in Malaysia Airlines. The first exemplary is the payment for QPR Jersey T-shirt for QPR club that owns by Tony Fernandez himself. This proves Tony Fernandez and Kamarudin Meranun are not supposed to hold the position as MAS Board of Directors because they will influence the rest of the board of directors making favorable decisions to increase profits for group AirAsia’s earnings.
GUAMs added that the government of Sabah and Sarawak have interests to buy over MASWings and Firefly for their own security because many MAS domestic and international routes originated from Sabah and Sarawak were terminated in the name of the collaboration agreement with AirAsia where it only benefits one-sided for AirAsia. This will impact adversely and causing complications and chaos in airlines industry of Malaysia. It will also have great impact on the country’s merchants dealing businesses and Malaysian travelers/workers state-crossing between Sabah and Sarawak and Peninsular Malaysia.
The unions from Sabah and Sarawak are not pleased with the new MAS board of directors because none of the current board of directors represented Sabah and Sarawak and per se, their state and people well-being were not looked after as were before the Collaboration Agreement between MAS and AirAsia.
GUAMs also filed their grievances in their memorandum to Malaysia Prime Minister of the anti-MAS unions and associations by current MAS Top Management. MAS current board of directors are using dirty tactic to cripple the movement of MAS unions and associations through its MAS Human Resource Division creating a constant industrial disharmony practice inside Malaysia Airlines conquering and dictating MAS workers of their working terms and conditions pulling them out of the coverage from its current collective and bilateral agreement.
The tactical of separating Malaysia Airlines from its units and subsidiaries is nothing new to MAS workers. The steps to restructure Malaysia Airlines since 1994 continues to this day and under YM Dato’ Tengku Azmil, he approved it during his town-hall session with MAS workers before the Collaboration Agreement with AirAsia took place.
YM Dato’ Tengku Azmil announced to MAS workers that his plans in restructuring Malaysia Airlines could generate a yearly revenue between RM300 millions to RM1 billion. YM Dato’ Tengku Azmil also had given his assurance to MAS workers those transferred to new subsidiaries will still maintain its status, perks and benefits similar to what MAS workers are currently provided. The plan by YM Dato’ Tengku Azmil received full fraternity support unanimously from MAS unions and associations (GUAMs).
MAS workers know Tony Fernandez has copied YM Dato’ Tengku Azmil’s powerful restructuring plans to sustain his airlines. The only difference between Tony Fernandez and Tengku Azmil is that YM Dato’ Tengku Azmil did not have anti-union and associations movement in his plans as he respects MAS workers whether young, younger and old or older. YM Dato’ Tengku Azmil gave his respect for MAS workers to be represented by their individual unions and associations to sustain industrial harmony practice in Malaysia airlines industry.
Strangely, the most essential and yet fundamental element that now disturbing MAS unions and associations is that why is this powerful restructuring planning reckoning by YM Dato Seri Tengku Azmil were not counted before the signing of the collaboration agreement between Malaysia Airlines and AirAsia?
GUAMs in their quest for the betterment of Malaysia Airlines urged Malaysia Prime Minister to study the ulterior motive behind the Collaboration Agreement between Malaysia Airlines and AirAsia; where IF it is to SAVE Malaysia Airlines really; why would Tengku Azmil and previous board of directors were dismissed urgently after he presented his powerful plans for sustaining Malaysia Airlines with the right directions and capacity to generate yearly profit of up to RM1 billion?
MAS unions added it does not make sense especially before the Collaboration Agreement, there were rumors spread among MAS workers that the changes of MAS board of directors and CEO was already amidst taking place. The drastic measures in changing the new board of directors and CEO for Malaysia Airlines indicated a realization of hidden agenda between AirAsia and a few of its hidden cronies inside Malaysia Airlines.
Malaysia Airlines present CEO and its deputy CEO together with MAS present board of directors are making decisions which GUAMs believe are one-sided and only in favor of AirAsia for improving AirAsia’s group earnings. The perception among MAS workers that AirAsia is managing Malaysia Airlines is a fact and the truth; no longer a speculation. This cannot be allowed to continue and the government shall take immediate measures to correct the wrongdoings in Malaysia Airlines.
GUAMs expressed their belief that it is Khazanah’s vulnerability and defective judgment which is the root cause to the existing internal disharmonies in Malaysia Airlines. Khazanah should have been very careful when dealing with Tony Fernandez and his friends (cronies). The Khazanah should have perused the history of both Malaysia Airlines and AirAsia where both were fierce competitors and rivals.
GUAMs condemned Khazanah for approving Tony Fernandez and his friends and staff (cronies) from AirAsia embarking Malaysia Airlines; which to GUAMs is not a wise decision because it will provide FREEDOM for AirAsia to intercept, intervene in the administration and management level jeopardizing the status of Malaysia Airlines.
Malaysiaairlinesfamilies believe this may attract the eyes of the LORD OF ANTI-TRUST.
AS the above has already been implemented where now in Malaysia Airlines, Tony Fernandez has planted his most trusted friends/employees (cronies) leading the important and higher position in Malaysia Airlines and having the authority to exercise their best judgment in organizing in Malaysia Airlines for the best interest of AirAsia.
This has proven that Tony Fernandez is interfering in administrating and managing Malaysia Airlines. GUAMs believe this is not just a dirty game playing by Tony Fernandez but also to fool the eyes of the public and MAS workers. The actions by Tony Fernandez and his friends (cronies) will impair Malaysia Airlines’ performance until at a stage where it will be impossible to recover from this dirty game.
Malaysiaairlinesfamilies saw that in short, the memorandum issued by GUAMs is a peremptory mandate to the Malaysia Prime Minister to end the conflict of interest stems out of the Collaboration Agreement between MAS and AirAsia which could have initiated a ground for anti-trust or other legal actions.
We’ll be back on another episode on this SAD, SAD story of Malaysia Airlines and Firefly, Part III. Stay tune people, to Malaysiaairlinesfamilies.