About Nufam’s stupidity – Episode 2


What does NUFAM stand for? Literally; it is an acronym for Nuclear Fire Planning and Assessment Model. However; NUFAM is also known as THE trade fair for commercial vehicles in southern Germany.

In Malaysia; NUFAM is a Flight Attendant Union for rude; disrespectful; frustrated and disgruntled workers and to be exact it is a National Union for Frustrated Attendant Malaysia. It’s website at http://www.nufam.net cannot be found – When a registered trade union’s website has gone kaput – it’s a sign that it has lost its interest in what it really stand in for.

In the last few days; the Malaysian local dailies were busy issuing statements produced by a registered trade union for the disgruntled employees of Malaysia Airlines on threatening to stage a walk-out protest – read here – Nufam threatens to walk out next month.

An employee’s threatening behavior can be no more than a way for an employee to blow off steam or it can lead to violent episodes. MAS management should evaluate an employee who threatens the airline’s CEO and take action based on the seriousness of the situation. Employees who make detailed and specific threats may be closer to violent action than those who make vague threats.

The Union for frustrated flight attendants in that statement against Malaysia Airlines had threatened to stage a massive staff walk out if Malaysia Airlines failed to withdraw the suspension from flying duty on its President – Ismail a.k.a. Mr. Lipas Man and accord immediate recognition to Nufam as the bargaining body for its cabin crew.

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This crazy yet stupid Nufam Union also claimed there will be approximately 1000 cabin crew currently working for Malaysia Airlines will stage the walk-out by next month if the suspension of Nufam President – Mr. Lipas Man is not withdrawn.

This public humiliation against MAS management by MAS disgruntled employees leaves a lasting impression on MAS customers and can really kill workplace morale.

Malaysia Airlines has 3,800 strength for cabin crew of which 90% of the strength will always be away for flying duties leaving the remaining 10% will be on the ground for days off as scheduled. Contrary to Nufam’s threat against Malaysia Airlines; there can only be a total of 380 cabin crew on the ground to fully backed Nufam President on the day for walk-out.

Given the fact that Malaysia Airlines employed 95% locals where almost 100% of locals are committed to paying monthly subscription credit card bills; hire-purchase scheme and mortgages; we doubt these cabin crew will take the risk to stage a walk-out for Mr. Lipas Man.

We believe those cabin crew will not stage a walk-out for Nufam President after he humiliated a reputable airline’s CEO. We figure the number as predicted by Nufam could be wrong. Perhaps Nufam meant 1000 cabin crew minus last two digit of zeros which is only 10 cabin crew as in the picture above.

Out of 10 cabin crew; we figure probably only 5 stupid cabin crew would stage the walk-out with Mr. Lipas Man if only Tony Fernandez in AirAsia is willing to take them all. Walking out of a secured employment or opting an instant resignation is truly impulsive for youngsters.

However, if applying with logic we believe no one would ever risk a decent job to strike against the employer for others. Nufam must stop bull-shitting to the public and making threats against your own employer.

Read our first episode – here! Do stay tuned to our next episode 3!

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The New World Order on Privatization – Part 2


The term “privatization” describes a shift in the ownership of assets or the provision of services from the government or public sector to the private sector. The scope of privatization, however, varies greatly in different parts of the world. In the former Soviet bloc countries of Eastern Europe, privatization means changing the ownership and control of all major industries and utilities from the national government to the private sector.

As the privatization trend gains momentum in the new world; has come to encompass a variety of economic and political changes including the transfer of assets, services, and responsibilities from the state to the private sector; a lessening in the regulatory powers of government; and an increase in the individual’s responsibility in meeting his or her own needs. Regardless of definition, privatization is driven by both specific public policy decisions and general socioeconomic trends.

Forms of Privatization

  • Contracting Out or Outsourcing is the first and probably the most prevalent which can be described as public sector choice and public sector financing, with private sector production of the selected service. Under contracting out, the citizenry makes elected officials aware of a collective needs. The government is also responsible for financing these respective services—generally through its taxing powers. Hence, the government finances the service while the private sector provides it. The government determines the service level and pays the amount specified in the contract, but leaves production decisions to the private contractor. However, if this does happens to the National Carrier; Malaysia Airlines – The government workers who previously performed the job may undergo “employee dislocation”—a polite term for layoffs, transfers to less desirable positions, etc.
  • Franchising is another form of privatization similar to a monopoly privilege awarded to a private firm that provides the service but with the price of the service being regulated and determined by the state. Most utilities, such as gas, electricity, and telephone service, are provided under the franchise form of privatization. A relatively recent service, cable TV, is also generally awarded as a monopoly privilege. Another important distinction of monopoly franchising is that the consumer makes direct payments to the provider for the service.
  • User Fees is a variation on franchising and contracting out fees. Under this system of privatization, the consumer pays a set fee to cover all or part of the service costs. A municipality may, for instance, charge a set fee per household for trash collection rather than pay for that service out of a general tax pool.
  • Load-shedding is the last form of privatization whereby the government steps aside entirely. The consumer is responsible for deciding whether or not to make use of the service, the selection of the provider, and all payments for the service.

The effects on Privatization will lead to Employee Layoffs and Retrenchment

Arguments for Privatization – the proponents of privatization argue that government providers have no real incentive to hold down costs or to provide quality service.

Private firms, on the other hand, are motivated by a profit motive that depends on holding costs down. The lower the cost incurred by the firm in satisfying the contract, the greater the realized profit.

Private providers are also motivated by competition from other potential service providers. Competition between potential private suppliers to win a contract generally results in the lowest cost to the government and the taxpayer for the specified level of service.

It was well-argued that the “Competitive markets are rooted in private property, and there is no way to stimulate competitive conditions under conditions of government financing or government production”.

However, politically the most difficult and feared impact of privatization is employee layoffs. The fear is justified because many public enterprises are greatly overstaffed, as they are often used as instruments of job creation.

Privatization typically is associated with reduction and reorganization of the labor force, either in preparation for privatization or soon afterwards. It had been revealed that a universal concern in privatization process is the effect it has on labor.

Many observers fear that privatization will cause major job losses as new owners of privatized firms shed excess labor to improve efficiency and as divesting governments cut the workforce to prepare for privatization.

Fearing unemployment and the loss of benefits, labor unions and state enterprise workers are often among the most vocal and organized opponents of privatization, taking actions to deal or block reform. It was reported that in most Eastern European countries privatization accompanied by redundancies and the introduction of hard budget constraints on enterprises has resulted in large-scale job losses. This has created a pool of unemployed workers, which often cannot be absorbed by other privatized firms or new firms.

The expressed by quoting empirical examples, that depending on the results of the voluntary departure program, redundant staff may still need to be involuntarily laid off. Though, politically the most difficult of all restructuring options, retrenchment of workers who did not accept the voluntary program have been sometimes necessary in the last phase of the restructuring.

In Argentina railways the last 5,000-6,000 workers who did not accept voluntary retirement were declared redundant on the basis of performance and laid off. About 3,000 additional workers were sent home with 50 percent of their salaries.

In Brazil more than 14,500 of the 18,000 redundant railway employees were terminated by December 1996 with a large number opting for early retirement benefits. Private operators of three recently introduced systems have further deepened the staff retrenchment program initiated by the railways company, cutting as much as half the labor force they received with the concession.

In Brazil railways, redundant staff was given the choice of voluntary separation. On average, the scheme, however, are laid off with legal entitlements plus a separation package equivalent to 80 percent of the incentive offered under the voluntary program. The railway also agreed to pay an involuntary separation grant to remaining redundant staff that was not hired by the concessionaire, up to a maximum number of staff specified in the bidding documents.

Compensation packages for layoffs beyond the specified number were the concessionaire’s responsibility. As a result of this approach most of the 16,000 or so redundant workers took up the incentives and left through the voluntary program.

In Bangladesh more than 22,000 workers in the state’s jute corporation were retrenched between 1990 and 1993 as part of the restructuring and privatization program; further reductions are required for the privatization or closure of the remaining mills.

In Mexico a recent study of 218 privatized firms across a range of sectors found that the firms had reduced the number of white- and blue-collar employees by nearly half in the four years before sale. In some companies the reductions were significantly higher.

Many asserted that commonly accepted trade-offs that occur throughout the privatization process typically create an imbalance of accrued benefits to various segments of the workforce and members of the community in general.

There is concern that privatization negatively impacts the most vulnerable segments of the workforce. As illustrated; the privatization of a water system in Bolivia and an energy system in Thailand increased unemployment and decreased consumer welfare in both countries.

Therefore it was asserted that the greatest opposition to privatizing a firm usually comes from the firm’s own employees, who are fearful of wage cuts and job losses.

The other argument – Private firms may also be more innovative, using different approaches to providing a service. Government, by contrast, tends to stick with known approaches since changes often create problems, especially with an entrenched bureaucracy or a strident municipal bond.

Private firms may also use earnings to finance research or to purchase capital equipment relating directly to the service, while governments may not be able or willing to allocate revenue in the same manner given the many competing demands for tax dollars.

Another contributing factor to this cost disparity is the general overall efficiency of the private sector. The private sector has a strong incentive to operate efficiently.

Private firms that spending more money and employing more people to do the same amount of work will have lower profit margins and decreased profits. In the long run they will no longer be able to compete in a market economy.

The disciplining effect of competition, however, does not affect the public sector. Government agencies generally operate in a non-competitive environment and therefore can charge more for their services and be less concerned with consumer satisfaction.

Government services that are provided in a non-competitive market also deny the consumer comparability. The consumer or taxpayer has no real way of evaluating the price of a government service. This tends to make government less responsive to consumer needs.

The private sector generally offers the consumer a higher quality of service while keeping costs under control.

Malaysiaairlinesfamilies commented the above privatization argument does not prove the trend of privatization will guarantee an increase in efficiency and productivity as the case proven by AirAsia – the first private-owned airlines in Malaysia by Tony Fernandez.

In fact, Tony Fernandez proves that privatization on airlines business is provided with more rooms for exploiting the labor force. It is well-known that AirAsia; a private-owned airlines is forever struggling to uphold its safety performance and barely surviving from the market competition.

Malaysia Airlines; however is state-government owned airlines has established a proven record of its safety performance as compared to a private-owned airlines – AirAsia.

Simply put; privatization is politically a game-changer  and it has been advancing by the political party to restructure a monopoly system for a new regime to rule over. Ultimately, privatization is a political process.

Because the burden of privatization will fall most heavily on the public workforce and their jobs and income are at risk. Public employees and their unions are strongly opposing privatization.

It is because the government almost always operates as a monopoly provider, the decision to privatize usually means de-monopolization, even if not always robust, free-market competition.

Regardless of the mode of privatization, the government could have improvised the common motivation for engaging in all four types of privatization to substitute more efficient business operations for what are seen as less efficient, bureaucratic and often politicized operations in the public sector. Such way, the fear of massive job losses could be lessening and monitored.

The key difference of Privatization is the substitution of COMPETITION for MONOPOLY.

The Effect on Privatization – The New World Order on Privatization Part 1

To be continued – next episode 3 will cover “The Effect on Employment”.

About Nufam’s stupidity – Episode 1


A blogger wrote about NUFAM’s stupidity;

The national carrier – MAS (Malaysia Airlines) is progressively being challenged by the emergence of a few airlines such as AirAsia; Berjaya Air and the latest Malindo Air. The concern now is that MAS continuously facing the difficulty turning around and bullish from its losses. At the same time MAS is also being challenged by a newly registered union that retorting at the level of an extreme stupidity.

People wonder why MAS is incurring losses on yearly basis? Comparing to AirAsia in Malaysia’s aviation industry; MAS appears far behind in terms of their annual profit and expansion whilst AirAsia keeps posting profit although AirAsia is making huge losses. In fact; the newly established airlines the latest is Malindo Air indicating a transformed determination to record good profit figures for its airlines operation.

In this case; we are confused by the call from The National Union of Flight Attendants Malaysia (Nufam) that urged the Prime Minister to sack the Chief Executive Officer – Ahmad Jauhari Yahya of which we viewed as the strangest out of sudden and a very stupid act by the Nufam’s leaders who do not know how embarrassing it is to publicly showing off their loss of consciousness as workers and even behaving aggressively and rudely in their manner towards their employer of Malaysia Airlines.

The individual we’re hinting is Mr. President of NUFAM a.k.a. the Lipas Man. So the Lipas Man is backed on reclaiming his lost treasures!

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Extreme stupidity as indicated by NUFAM

A blogger asked why is this union so stupid? This union should look at themselves and ask what have they done and helped to bring profit to MAS before demanding for more? As a business entity to the government; the Union should proofread themselves and have self-reality check to see what way in moving forwards of future plans can they be offering MAS to bullish from this competitive market. Only with huge profits that MAS have accomplished; can the Union then logically demand an appropriate allowances whatsoever improvement for its members.

Nufam is displaying its Trade Union leaderships as an extremely imprudence and impertinence that easily be spotted when its leader’s attitude shows no priority over the claims to enter negotiation with MAS who is the employer. It looks like Nufam thought they are the employer and MAS is their employee.

The overall perception is that Nufam is extremely thoughtless and have proven to the public that it does not form out of good leadership and their egotistical opinion towards the company and the workers is an absolute idiocy.

Union leaders must know what is the priority for its members. Leaders who know their priority will be able to negotiate skillfully for its members.

What is MAS priority now? Is it the priority to upgrade the workers’ pay whilst making losses or focusing on sustaining the company?

Of course, the priority shall be given to the company to stay sustainable and supported fully by the workers. This thrust of priority must be given to the employer to return its profits and only then the union can claims for better benefits for its members.

This is a usual business law. This Nufam union not only is extremely unintelligent but also do not have the brain to perceive a long-term business partnership.

Union should understand any organization would not succeed if the union does not work together with the employer bringing the solution to the negotiation table.  Such union leadership should be eliminated since the emotion has irrationally dominated his action and demand.

We are no longer living in the colonial period! For example the latest trend if you asked 10 people who live in both urban and rural areas of how do they travel to Kuala Lumpur and which airlines do they prefer to fly with? 9 out of 10 people have turned out to confirm they only travel with AirAsia because of its cheapest low caste fares.

The question is; what is MAS management/workers doing? What is Nufam the stupid union doing? Neither have they displayed any newest product nor desire to help MAS to return to profitability!

The workers should not be busy in demanding things that seem silly or extreme. Malaysia Airlines as the national carrier is needed to stay resilient and committed to the country.

We are experiencing a very competitive airline business in this new world and if the workers wanted to claim an extra allowances; they must prove that they are indeed worth the claims.

Another second example is that an ordinary clerk in the bank at a branch level in had enjoyed a 6 months of salary bonuses for two consecutive years simply because the workers went to the villages and islands to promote their services and products.

The third example is the Pilgrims Fund Manager at the branch level went down to the school to educate school children just to save just RM5.00!

For once have we ever heard that Nufam Union or MAS workers and the management ever moving around to promote and marketing MAS products and services or speak good about MAS to the public users?

The mark is simple!  Nufam is blatantly lazy and stupid because that is what they love being lazy and imprudent in their work unbecomingly very demanding; and most of Nufam’s members are of delinquent type.

So to Nufam Union who do not only showing an extreme folly to claim various increment and allowances without proving that they really deserve it but instead they have demanded the CEO to resign.  Isn’t that an extreme stupidity of leadership that detected from the Nufam leaders?

In business; we need to realize profit is not easily generated overnight without hard work. So the first advice to Nufam Union is to mirror your own character; integrity and your responsibility.

Will be continued in our next episode! 🙂

The New World Order on Privatization – Part I


Today we’re gonna expose against the New World Order by the opposition party to promote the sensitivity of politically linked to Privatization on Malaysia Airlines and many other GLC sectors. In this Part I episode; we’re educating our readers of the negative impact of Privatization that may lead to a National Bankruptcy even before year 2020.

This urge to publish The Effects of Privatization on Human Capital was a called from our anonymous reader. So follow us to catch this most interesting story of the hidden agenda by the New World Order instructed upon the opposition party.

The effects on Privatization

Privatization will be the biggest dogfight of the next ten years. In mid-1980s, the governments and citizens recognized the drawbacks of government control of enterprises. Rather than focusing on the business aspects; many governments-controlled corporations had become grazing ground; for political appointees or vote winners through job allocations. As a result; many government-owned enterprises excelled in losing money and governments are increasingly recognizing that it is possible to reduce the cost of governing by changing their role and involvement in the economy.

Therefore; countries the world over; have launched a massive and ambitious privatization programs or process of productive and other activities previously considered state enterprises or public services to improve their efficiency; free up resources for social services and mobilize capital for expansion and modernization.

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has been pushing client countries toward privatization. Therefore in developing countries privatization has been spurred since the IMF and the World Bank started to make their assistance conditional on it (Kikeri, 1997; Perotti, 2004; Borner 2004).

Privatization is critical and politically sensitive government activity that has led to fundamental shifts in the relationship between the private and public sectors of the jurisdictions of many countries (Prizzia, 2005). A change in ownership changes the structure of information; incentives and control; affecting operating decisions and thus economic performance.

Privatization; by limiting the state’s ability to redirect the enterprises’ activities in ways that promote short-term political objectives; enhances economic efficiency. Within the basic welfare services; privatization has been used to refer to an increase in the individual’s responsibility for his or her own welfare. This arises from the state’s attempt to delineate more explicitly its commitment to citizens’ welfare and may also reflect citizens’ own demands for alternative services.

Privatization and transition are most likely to maximize social and employment benefits and minimize social and employment costs if those are explicit goals narrated that in terms of returns on assets; the main topic of analysis has been the effect of privatization on employment levels and returns to labor.

In this regard researchers have conducted several studies to evaluate the benefits and drawbacks of privatization. Following are few researches wherein different aspects of privatization causing benefits and harms have been studied. This study is dedicated to find out the negative and positive aspects of privatization on employees.

Privatization encompasses the many ways in which the private sector assumes functions that were previously carried out by the government. According to Pamacheche et al. (2007), privatization is supposed to be undertaken to re-deploy assets from the public to the private sector, where the assets are expected to be used more efficiently. Pamacheche et al. expressed that depending on the form it takes privatization can be defined in several ways. They quoted a definition of privatization by the World Bank as;

“A transaction or transactions utilizing one or more of the methods resulting in either the sale to private parties of a controlling interest in the share capital of a public enterprise or of a substantial part of its assets” or “the transfer to private parties of operational control of a public enterprise or a substantial part of its assets”

According to ILO (2001); privatization is the transfer from the public to the private sector of assets in terms of ownership; management; finance or control. In its narrowest sense it is the sale of public assets to the private sector; but it has also been linked to a reduced regulatory role of government; linked to policies of liberalization and deregulation.

Materials and Methods research article has been developed on descriptive secondary information obtained from research literature about effects of privatization on employees.

By analyzing many research reports; it gave an opinion that privatization’s economy-wide effects on the government budget growth; employment and investment are less established. However, privatization caste negative impacts on public as revealed by some research studies.

Nancy and Nellis (2003) reported negative impacts of privatization by stating that at the heart of popular criticism is a perception that privatization is fundamentally unfair in both concept and implementation: it is seen as harming the poor; the disenfranchised; the workers and even the middle class; throwing people out of good jobs into unemployment; raising prices for essential services; giving away national treasures and all this to the benefit of the local elite, agile or corrupt politicians and foreign corporations and investors.

Prizzia, (2005), in a paper titled “An International Perspective of Privatization and Women Workers”; asserted negative impacts. According to his example, privatization of a water system in Bolivia and an energy system in Thailand increased unemployment and decreased consumer welfare in both countries; resulting in the sudden rise of prices that culminated in a series of mass protests.

About Japan Cato (2008) expressed that the studies on mixed oligopolies revealed that in an industry that is sufficiently competitive privatization improves welfare.

Effects on employees are insecurity or loss of jobs; changes in working environment, stress due to insecurity of job; wage cuts etc.

But Kikeri, (1997) is of the view that in contrary to popular belief; workers often have gained from privatization as new investments and dynamic expansion have resulted in new job creation at both the enterprise and sector levels and as productivity improvements have led to better terms and conditions of service. Martin (n.d.) concluded that countries with no recent experience of unemployment were suddenly exposed to the shock of redundancy and job insecurity.

The study on labor effects of privatization of public services in New York State found that local government privatization have some harmful effects on workers. Few local employers had adjustment policies to protect affected employees and disproportionate negative impacts were found on women and minorities.

It was stated that often protected from competition and subsidized by their public owners; public economic enterprises (state enterprises) in many developing countries employ too many people, so that cost of hidden unemployment is one of their most important problems; often they pay them wages and benefits that are higher than their private sector counterparts and are governed by rigid labor contracts and by privatization;  their cost can be eliminated. It was further narrated that in steel; railways; and energy enterprises; over-staffing often have led to employment reductions before privatization as governments prepare the companies for sale and after as privatized companies continue to shed labor.

Rozana (2000) studied Worker Redundancy (theoretically; a worker is redundant if his marginal productivity is below the received wage) and discussed handling the problem of surplus labor its extent; issues and preparation. Rozana expressed that worker redundancy has been common in Sri Lankan SOEs; which were largely overstaffed because employment had been given under political patronage to fulfilling the state’s objective of reducing unemployment. Recruitment was easiest in the semi-skilled and unskilled tiers and thus; not surprisingly; surplus labor was most common in the grades of laborers; minor staff; clerical and other allied grades rather than at the management and executive grades and grades requiring skilled labor.

Birdsall and Nellis (2002) asserted that public enterprises were overstaffed often severely so; that in preparing (or as a substitute) for privatization; public enterprise employment numbers have declined; sometimes greatly; and that these declines generally continued post-privatization though in a minority of the studied cases employment numbers improved post-sale. Situation was and still is same in other countries where state or public sector owns the organization and governance is not good.

This over-staffing is one of the reasons of failure of organizations in state ownership other reasons are lack of interest and selfishness as expressed by Rozana (2000) that profit motive was not the main drive in the public enterprise; implementing efficient corporate management and productivity enhancement techniques were not high on the SOE agenda.

On privatization extra workers are to be laid off so the greatest organized source of opposition to privatization comes from employee unions but that unions may not always oppose privatization; particularly in cases where public units are allowed to compete with private firms to provide services.

An Anonymous researcher asserted that politically the most difficult and feared impact of privatization is employee layoffs. The fear is justified because many public enterprises are greatly overstaffed; as they are often used as instruments of job creation.

On privatization; employees feel job insecurity and have fear losing their jobs. Fear can pass to other employees and trigger a chain reaction that ultimately leads to the widespread fear in employees; of losing their jobs which causes increased job stress.

Genuine researchers are of the view that at the heart of popular criticism is a perception that privatization is fundamentally unfair in both concept and implementation: it is seen as harming the poor; the disenfranchised; the workers and even the middle class; throwing people out of good jobs into poor ones or unemployment. It is clear that public enterprises were overstaffed often severely so; that in preparing for privatization; public enterprise employment numbers declined, sometimes greatly and that these declines generally continued post-privatization. Overall; the evidence indicates that more people have lost jobs than gained them through privatization.

Reading of the evidence spread on Privatization; it expressed that more people have lost jobs than gained them through privatization. Birdsall and Nellis commented complementing that now the important question of what kind of jobs people find after dismissal from public enterprises is just beginning to receive attention. The fear of job losses is the stumbling block to privatization. Where the government‘s power base is in urban centers, trade unions make employment the number one issue in the privatization deal.

The fear of job losses is also the stumbling block in the negotiation with workers’ union where the employer usually would re-strategies towards Union as Union Busters via a formation of another union to busting the workers’ union thus creating a hindrance in the process of negotiation as the case for “The International Brotherhood of Teamsters” that “refused” to negotiate in 2011 with a group of its own union organizers who voted to form a union called the Federation of Agents and International Representatives (FAIR); to negotiate with their employer – the Teamsters.

On 29 August 2012, after being found guilty of unlawfully union busting their own employees’ union, the Teamsters (IBT) posted a notice “pursuant to a settlement agreement approved by a regional director of the Obama Administration’s National Labor Relations Board NLRB,” that they will stop union busting. The notice assures Teamster employees that they will no longer be prevented from exercising their rights. The furtherance deal of negotiation were successfully struck without further disruption.

Will be continued and please stayed tune to our next post. 🙂

AirAsia runs Malaysia Airlines with defective management skills – Episode 4


Extreme Prejudice is the code for AirAsia on its active campaign annihilating Malaysia Airlines.

AirAsia, a low-cost airline is trying to survive from the global fuel hikes has resorted to deploying its most loyal espionage into demolishing the national airlines – Malaysia Airlines.

As exposed in our previous Episode 1, 2 and 3; here is the evidence of AirAsia that runs Malaysia Airlines with defective management skills;-

On August 23rd this year, the Airfreight forwarders in Malaysia are seeking compensation and a refund on terminal charges following what is said to be the worst service disruption in the history of the MAS Advanced Cargo Centre at the KL International Airport in Sepang, involving cargo from 27 flights.

In an Aug 20, 2013 letter, of which a copy was obtained by SunBiz, to Malaysia Airlines’ cargo arm, Airfreight Forwarders Association of Malaysia (Afam) chairman Walter Culas told MASKargo Sdn Bhd that it was seeking compensation and an immediate improvement in service levels. This follows an incident which saw a complete shutdown of import services at its centre last Friday due to a shortage of workers.

Culas stated that after 6pm on Friday there was a complete no show of foreign labour at the front line as well as reduced workers turning up for work in the import breakdown area.

“As a result, there was a complete shutdown of import activities at the Advanced Cargo Centre as there was no staff to perform cargo breakdown and retrieval activities,” he said in the letter.

When contacted by SunBiz, Culas said import breakdown could not be performed on 27 flights.

“This unacceptable situation meant that our forwarders had to wait long hours at the Advanced Cargo Centre to retrieve their inbound shipments. This resulted in total productivity loss,” he added.

He said forwarders could not carry out their Customs clearance process as well as make deliveries to their customers.

“The customers also were furious as delays were affecting their production processes especially those who practice “just in time” manufacturing,” he said in the letter. All cargo could only be cleared by Sunday morning, Walter said, a two-day delay.

Describing the incident as a “fiasco of no-show”, he said the lack of workers also affected export and transhippment cargo. The exact amount of cargo affected could not be determined as at press time.

Culas told SunBiz that warehouse handling was a crucial part of cargo operations and should not be outsourced.

“It especially should not be handled by foreign workers who are unskilled. MASKargo should instead takeover and build the skill within the group itself,” he said.

Warehouse handling at the Advanced Cargo Centre is currently outsourced to Kumpulan SF Powertech Sdn Bhd a company majority-owned by Kumpulan SF Bersatu Holdings Sdn Bhd and three other individuals namely, Abdul Talib Yacob, Jamaliyah Mohd Ambia and Norita Mohd Tahir.

It has been reported that the contract worth RM10.8 million runs until October this year.

MASKargo is one of two licensed government warehouse operators. The other company is KL Airport Services Sdn Bhd, a subsidiary of DRB-Hicom Bhd.

In response, MASKargo CEO Mohd Yunus Idris told SunBiz that while there was an issue with workers at the cargo terminal last Friday, minimal services were affected.

He said two freighter flights were delayed because of the incident.

“The vendor concerned will be taken to task as per the agreement in the contract between them and MASKargo.”

Yunus defended the use of foreign workers, saying they are involved in manual job activities and are managed and supervised by technically competent supervisor and managers.

He said the outsourcing of warehouse handling is a practise since its operations at the old Subang airport in 1994.

Malaysiaairlinesfamilies is going all out exposing the scams by Tony Fernandez who leads his specific instructions designed for MAS Aerospace & Enginnering CEO – Azahari Dahlan and MAS CEO Ahmad Jauhari together with MAS Human Resource Director Zaharah Zaid to insure MAS clients will further be successively suing Malaysia Airlines for each delay on MAS Cargo functions.

Following the 23rd August’s incident; MAS Cargo CEO – Azahari Botak Dahlan continued his disruptive planning for Malaysia Airlines with his third consecutive delays on 10th September; also in this year – MAS Cargo ops once again at standstill;-

Air freight forwarders operating out of the KL International Airport in Sepang faced major delays for the third time this year at the MAS Advanced Cargo Centre on Sept 10, prompting the the Airfreight Forwarders Association of Malaysia (Afam) to once again write to operator MASkargo Sdn Bhd to complain.

In a letter dated Sept 17, 2013, a copy of which was obtained by SunBiz, Afam chairman Walter Culas said it saw a complete standstill of cargo operations at the import and export truck bays at the MAS cargo centre on Sept 10, 2013.

It attributed the service failure to a walkout staged by foreign labourers employed by the vendor.

As a result of the walk-out, no shipment could be moved in and out of the import and export bays.

Culas said foreign labourers employed by the vendor, who operates the forklifts at the import and export bays, had staged a walkout at 7pm on Sept 10 as a show of protest for not receiving their salaries.

According to the association, this was the third major incident involving a walk-out by Powertech’s employees. The first incident was said to have taken place on Jan 12 and the second on Aug 16.

In an interview last month, MASkargo CEO Mohd Yunus Idris told SunBiz that the Aug 16 walk-out incident by the vendor’s employees was caused by what it called a “banking account failure”.

“We are completely disappointed with this state of affairs as we, the freight forwarders, are made to suffer because of the failure of other parties who are not within our control.

“We believe that MASkargo has however the ability to influence or rectify the situation as the vendor is appointed by them directly. Why are we made to suffer because of other party’s mismanagement?” Afam’s Culas said in the letter, which was copied to the ministries of international trade and industry and transport and Malaysia Airlines CEO Ahmad Jauhari Yahya.

Culas said the delays have led forwarders to wait long hours at the cargo centre to retrieve their inbound shipments, resulting in productivity loss.

“This also meant that the forwarders could not carry out their Customs clearance process as well as make deliveries to their customers. The customers also were furious as delays were affecting their production processes, especially those who practise “just-in-time” manufacturing,” he added.

The walk-out also affected the export operations as there were no export bins provided nor were there any forklift drivers to handle the shipments during this period.

“As a result, final acceptance could not be performed as final reweigh procedures could not be carried out. This caused a massive jam at the export dock when dozens of trucks could not unload their shipments. They had to wait there for hours until after midnight due to this walk-out,” Culas wrote.

Afam is also seeking refunds on terminal charges as well as compensation to the forwarders affected from MASkargo.

The other question is why such jobs are given to vendors and who owns the vendors? Who called for the vendor staff walked-out? We believe it has connection to Azahari Dahlan; Ahmad Jauhari and Zaharah Zzzz the sleeping “Pig” who employs Hayati Dato’ Ali who were the vendors appoint-er before she was chased out from MAS airport functions.

Did Azahari systematically delay MAS flights to disrupt MAS cargo functions simultaneously? If such is true; we have just witnessed a workplace FIXED-UP program designed by Tony Fernandez and his proxies – Ahmad Jauhari; Azahari Dahlan and Zaharah Zzzz.

Is it STILL not evident for MAS Shareholders and can’t we see through who’s not capable of running Malaysia Airlines? Is it STILL not crystal clear of the indicative patterns by Ahmad Jauhari that is truly working for Tony Fernandez?

STILL; are MAS staff blinded by the colors of these EVIL musketeers – Ahmad Jauhari; Azahari Botak and Zaharah Zzzz.

Once again; Ahmad Jauhari is paid to see through MAS; a truly destroyed company before he ventures into AirAsia as the next possible adviser or board of director.

Be warned “people” who work for Malaysia Airlines that you’re not safe – even the board of directors are not safe in this game-changing ploy.

The delays are plotted to divert MAS clients towards signing with Tony Fernandez’s new cargo business deals via its proxies.

Stay tuned people for more stories on the defective management led by Ahmad Jauhari.

AirAsia runs Malaysia Airlines with defective management skills – Episode 3


Previously, as exposed in our Episode 1 and Episode 2 on how carefully and insidious that AirAsia has its invasion into Malaysia Airlines despite the failed share-swapping strategy that was then cancelled by the Malaysian Prime Minister.

Our intention is to expose stealthy plans by Tony Fernandez and his gangsters to the public of his tryst on the sly.

Earlier; Tony has his most loyal workers to provide him the most accurate account of the progress inside Malaysia Airlines on weekly basis after the dodgy swap deal was axed. We have sufficient evidence to believe that Ahmad Jauhari, Azahari Dahlan and Zaharah Zaid are paid in top dollars to sabotage the workers starting from the engineers section and the associations that includes the unions.

Through this tactic; Tony Fernandez appears to have corrupted most or all workers in engineering and cargo functions.

Today; Malaysia Airlines has just lost its engineering division.  Workers appear to be afraid voicing out their concerns. Clients are being successively lost and therefore the airlines’ revenue has decreased from RM5 billion to only RM2 billion per annum.

AirAsia invades Malaysia Airlines

It frequently appears that lately Malaysia Airlines’ flights are systematically delayed by its MAS engineering and cargo CEO – Azahari Dahlan in order to detract Malaysia Airlines loyal passengers. Consistently; the affected passengers from the planned delaying flights do not receive compensation for expenditure (accommodation or otherwise) incurred through the delay. We believe this is part of an underlying plan to divert MAS passengers towards AirAsia.

AirAsia’s proxy working in Malaysia Airlines to destroy the airlines for Tony Fernandez

Ever since Azahari Dahlan is the appointed CEO for MAS engineering & cargo functions whilst Ahmad Jauhari is the appointed CEO for Malaysia Airlines; the airlines never had a peaceful operation such as engine on fire; emergency landing; nanny upgrading to first class stories or free first class tickets for Tony Fernandez and his partner Kamarudin Meranun or the Sultan of Lanun (The Pirate King) and MAS flights commonly on re-timing recklessness of all in which it was incurring most costs than saving costs for Malaysia Airlines.

All of the occurrences were never a coincidental memoir. We believe Ahmad Jauhari and Azahari Dahlan together staged it all closely with Zaharah Zaid for avenging Tony Fernandez’s survivability take-off plan that was foiled by MAS workers.

There is currently less work in engineering section which would have justified Azahari Dahlan declaring redundancy of excess workers in that section to Ahmad Jauhari – MAS CEO and Managing Director. The engineering workers on top of lessor work provided under Azahari Dahlan – the proxy of AirAsia; nowadays are being screened thoroughly of their workplace behavior and adherence to MAS rules and regulations is tightly monitored.

Fixing-up workers has now become fashionable under Ahmad Jauhari’s clueless leadership. Anyone could be fixed-up and bribery for “unfixing” the affected worker or “whitewash” records of workplace misconduct is now popular practice for Ahmad Jauhari – MAS clueless CEO as “cash” leveraging black income opportunity to his few selected managers in engineering, cabin crew and functions division.
Oddly, MAS flight crew is not in the fixing-up program list.

Already Ahmad Jauhari’s term is expiring; he continues with Zaharah Zaid to implement such plot destroying the entire airlines slowly but steadily.

We have reliable sources informed us Ahmad Jauhari has been lobbying for an extension of his tenure through the provision of false reports and declaration to the shareholders of Malaysia Airlines that the airlines is stabilizing and performing well in preventing its aviation business from plummeting further despite MAS shares is below USD 0.30.

However, we remember precisely that the day Ahmad Jauhari boarded Malaysia Airlines; its airlines’ shares was below USD 0.70 compared to nowadays that it barely could sustain but fluctuating at around USD 0.10.

The shares speak THE TRUTH

The truth lies on the price of MAS shares where the secret is Ahmad Jauhari is destroying Malaysia Airlines gradually but progressively.  The only chance Ahmad Jauhari has is to get all MAS Unions & Associations to support him fully but unfortunately; he has no support among all workers except Azahari Dahlan; Zaharah Zaid and her co-conspirator Mr. Fauzi and those directors and managers who are in the same ploy to fix-up workers.

The truth is Ahmad Jauhari is fixing up Malaysia Airlines with the verge to delisting of Malaysia Airlines with intention to cease Malaysia Airlines’ rights to purchase new aircraft and the privileges getting easy soft loans from bankers.

MH – Musnah Harapan is real by Ahmad Jauhari – the evil descendant of LUCIFIER’s family

So is Ahmad Jauhari looking high and low for us? Try finding us as NEMO swimming in Texan’s sea. You might see us there Mr. AJ the Idiot! And cheers to Ahmad Jauhari for his permanent retirement ship! ADIEUS DUMBASS!

Let’s see what UMNO’s council have to say about you Mr. AJ the Idiot?

Umno supreme council member Datuk Dr Mohd Puad Zarkashi said MAS managing director and group chief executive officer Ahmad Jauhari Yahya must accept full responsibility by resigning. He urged Ahmad Jauhari to pay the RM10 million fine imposed on the national carrier by the Malaysia Competition Commission (MyCC) from his pocket.Puad said AirAsia, which was fined the same amount, should be made to pay more as it was the bigger beneficiary of the deal, which was ruled as unlawful by MyCC for being monopolistic.

“AirAsia, without a doubt, stands to benefit more from the share swap deal than MAS.

Tony (AirAsia group chief executive offi cer Tan Sri Tony Fernandes) is a staunch supporter of the deal, which saw an exodus of MAS workers to AirAsia.

“I can’t ask Tony to step down but in my opinion, MyCC should impose a higher fine on AirAsia.”

Stating his case for Ahmad Jauhari’s dismissal, Puad said “Ahmad Jauhari had shown that he is incapable of leading.“

He should step down immediately or the government should not renew his contract, which is expected to expire this month.

“Everybody was taken aback when MAS was fined. We understand that a consultant was hired for the swap deal and we know that consultants are there for the sole purpose of making profits.”

“Ahmad Jauhari should have spotted any weaknesses in the deal and objected to the consultant on the deal’s viability,” Puad told Business Times yesterday.

Ahmad Jauhari was appointed to spearhead MAS on September 14 2011 and his contract is believed to expire this month.

Earlier this month, MyCC – a unit under the Domestic Trade, Cooperatives and Consumerism Ministry – fined MAS and AirAsia for violating the Competition Act 2010.

They were found to have breached Section 4(2)(b) of the Act by entering into a Comprehensive Collaboration Framework agreement in August 2011.

The deal saw Khazanah Nasional Bhd, which owns 69 per cent of MAS, having a 10 per cent stake in AirAsia. In turn, Tune Air Sdn Bhd, AirAsia’s controlling shareholder, was given a 20 per cent stake in MAS.

The deal was called off in May 2012 following heavy political and union pressure.

Stay tuned to us for more updates on Malaysia Airlines’ defective management skills. Next upcoming episode we would be introducing some thoughts on how Malaysia Airlines could transform its defective management.

AirAsia runs Malaysia Airlines with defective management skills – Episode 2


This is the continuation from our previous posting “AirAsia runs Malaysia Airlines with defective Management skills – Episode 1” revealing on how MAS current management is still running by AirAsia’s proxies started a couple years ago in August 2011 during MAS and AirAsia share swapped by Khazanah Men-In-Red Azam Mokhtar.

If Khazanah is to sack Azman Mokthar; the public would find Azman M. working for AirAsia as the OLDEST STEWARD advertising COFFEE; TEA; OR ME OR THE BUCKET!

Azman Mokhtar the Slywolf

Azman Mokhtar the sly wolf works secretly with Tony Fernandez of AirAsia to steal over some of the Government Linked companies for Tune Group by pulling string and making strong recommendations in favor of AirAsia and Tune Group. Although MAS and AirAsia share swapped but dropped by the Malaysian Prime Minister; its’ both collaboration framework still exists till today pursuing by Tony Fernandez run with – these 3 main AirAsia proxies;

  1. Ahmad Jauhari – Head of Group CEO;
  2. Azahari Dahlan – CEO for Engineering and Cargo; and
  3. Zaharah Zaid – Human Resource Director.

These 3 assholes together with those defective and challenging brainless ass-faces including Hayati Dato Ali must be extirpated by MAS investors by reason they are just as saboteurs and corporate espionages for AirAsia. Particularly the above top 3 are paid top dollars by Tony Fernandez warranting a gradual progress in delisting MAS.

Delisting of MAS – a Boon or Bane for the shareholders?

If we look back to the day before Ahmad Jauhari was hired by Tony Fernandez to be MAS CEO; the shares price for MAS was fluctuating at around RM2 (USD 0.60) but today after Ahmad Jauhari became MAS CEO for 2 years from September 2011; MAS shares have dropped tremendously to only 30 cents (USD 0.10). This proves crystal clearly Ahmad Jauhari is programmed to delisting MAS.

The question that arises is what should such investors do, who had invested on the basis of the faith and trust in MAS system and also on the basis of the contents in the prospectus which MAS security have been listed on stock exchanges for years now takes an irreversible decision; as the promises in the prospectus are irreversible.

If MAS securities get delisted, its shareholders’ investment will no longer be marketable and trade-able. On top of it; if its CEO had it delisted; the shareholders will be left in lurch with no option but to tender their shares at whatever price which may be much lesser than the actual value of the Company.

Other option of Voluntary Delisting may happens when there is little investor interest in a stock; it does not trade much and it is hard for a company to sell more shares to investors.

As a corollary to this; the fundamental question that arises is – Is delisting of securities a boon or a bane for the shareholders?

Unions Galore at Malaysia Airlines

Last month – STAR wrote Union Galore at Malaysia Airlines – pointing at the below in campaign strategy which we’ve written many moons ago. The transformation strategy by Tony Fernandez is to cap down the salaries & wages for Malaysian stewardesses with lessor benefits and higher work hours in combining practice – a set up for Malaysia benchmarking airlines policy.

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STAR wrote; “IT is interesting to note that the National Union of Flight Attendants Malaysia (Nufam) has appointed itself as the union representing the cabin crew of Malaysia Airlines (MAS), although the airline had yet to recognise it up till yesterday.”

Already, the carrier has eight unions and associations. Nufam would be its ninth, if accepted. And if the other three segments are formed, then it would round up to make a dozen, and that would make MAS, perhaps, the only company with a dozen unions.

Unions are necessary and Maseu has shown in the past how powerful a union can be by lobbying for the unbundling of the share swap with AirAsia Bhd. It is now rallying for a management change. Is the recognition of Nufam a move to weaken Maseu so that it cannot lobby for change then?

Take a look at what’s in this cooking pot for Malaysia Airlines!

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So Tony Fernandez has his transformation plan for Malaysia Airlines pursuing by his 3 cronies. We’ve written this many moons ago but what we did not know earlier is that Nufam is the acting transformer for Tony Fernandez until we had a small chat with former Minister of Human Resource and a few internal workers. Ahmad Jauhari did ask the Ministry of Human Resource to grant recognition to Nufam for his convenience and smooth operation recruiting cabin crew from AirAsia – for twice the fun and half the price! Take a closer look at how AirAsia stewardesses are treated in AirAsia!
AirAsia stewardesses know how it feels to be treated like cheap sex objects. As if it is not enough mucking out toilets, the airline’s crass advertising has painted girls as a ‘hostess meets whore for over a decade.

Consider headlines: The new girl has finally arrived. She’s twice the fun and half the price” or Now taking reservations”. The seat, not the girl. This is the way AirAsia demean staffers. We are going to show you how tasteless, damaging promotions play out in reality.

Asian whores

More than three AirAsia stewardesses have been attacked and molested in Malaysia after Tony Fernandez advertising them as Asian whores. The story – HERESHARINAWATI and AMRITA ROY should echo in your psych as you continue to read how AirAsia treat their staff with zero security but fatalities and incidents working environment.

Some prefer to call them the flying prostitutes – Don’t lose sight of the fact that this is an advertiser that commonly boasts close-up shots of stewardesses’ buttocks in their television spots. Take the images that pepper the Internet, where perverted individuals and amateur pornographers photograph stewardesses’ behinds, breasts and under their uniforms. While this is indicative, this clip is a milder example than some.

Flying prostitutes are hot!

This website hastens to clarify that none of the lewd or distasteful photographs featured in this article were taken or commissioned by our team. Such pictures are abundant on the Internet. As it happens, airlines that do not sexually exploit stewardesses do not feature significantly – at least not in a pornified manner –  on the Net. AirAsia habitually demean staff – and appear infinitely more regularly than most on smutty sites. The close-up shots of AirAsia stewardesses’ buttocks scene….AirAsia is selling buttocks and it’s the buttocks’ airlines.

According to insiders, a decade of demeaning AirAsia advertisments and objectification of its crew has manifested into many offending passengers ‘competing’ and using mobile devices to take lewd photographs, and a number of alleged unreported sexual assaults. You are surprised? Let’s just say that AirAsia’s passengers are hardly civilised travelers. Trailer trash…cheapskate customers…

BLOW ME!

AirAsia don’t think twice about draping ‘bimbos’ en masse over some geeky male passenger in what looks like a still from a sex video. Perhaps we could have a competition to give the sex movie a title. Maybe it could star the old perv in the ‘Blow Me’ t-shirt. Sadly, this is precisely the demographic that would buy into lowest common denominator ads, using sex to sell.  The problem is that AirAsia are prostituting their female staff’s image and reputation to achieve it.

Speaking to one AirAsia stewardess on the condition of anonymity,  we were told that they – the AirAsia girls – realise that they have a very ‘bad reputation’ as ‘sluts’ among passengers, management and particularly stewardesses & staff from other carriers. Her conclusion was, “But what can we do, when we’re painted that way? AirAsia is a terrible stepping stone.”As a low-cost operator flying tens of thousands of Australian passengers, we’re wondering if AirAsia are subject to legislation governing the Australian workplace. If so, the Malaysians could be in for a rude awakening. Have they not heard of Collective Shout? So AirAsia’s girls should get down to contact this Collective Shout!

Young girls themselves begin to act out this image that has been pinned upon them by the AirAsia airlines!

Prostitutes working as AirAsia’s stewardesses!

AirAsia’s stewardesses showing their tiny boobs!

The sex bunnies act maybe their pseudo porn poses and come hither expressions spring naturally; do they bed all their customers in-flight-ly or in the Tune hotel at KLIA2?

It is patently obvious that stewardesses from Singapore Airlines, and even Malaysia Airlines to a degree, are considerably more urbane and refined than the type of staff AirAsia sets out to attract. Does that, however, mean that girls who are not as worldly should be subjected to such sexist treatment from AirAsia?

While we have people such as lecherous old Sir Dick treating staff like objects he can pick up and manhandle, have we really got any hope? Really, have you ever seen a respectable multinational CEO picking up one of his or her staff in a short dress and parading her tail before the press? Tacky. You noted that AirAsia’s CEO cannot even spell the word stewardess? Of course, he may have been distracted, busy planning an evening of joy with the Emperor’s courtesans.

The lecherous Sir Dick!

“The new girl has finally arrived. She is twice the fun and half the price” – The crass advertisement by AirAsia selling its female staff.

Coffee, tea or me? How about a bucket?

This post also relates to the well-being of AirAsia’s workers. We feel that their work conditions are quite sad enough, treated like second class citizens. We hope that the stewardesses cease to be treated as eye candy, or bait for undesirables.

Many AirAsia’s workers have expressed silently by sending their messages to the public;

Lively and fun work place – I have been working at AirAsia full-time. Pros – It’s a lively place to work at; with all sorts of celebration going on more than once a month. Cons – In my department (web content); there are not a lot of things to learn that will help in career growth and there’s not a lot of thinking to be done but you just do what people tell you to do. Other benefits are just so-so. You get good allowance but food is not good and no variety. Good food is expensive and allowance is little. Parking is not provided for staff (have to pay and to apply for monthly pass, need to wait for more than 5 months and some don’t get monthly pass)

Advice to Senior Management – Increase pay and allowance or decrease daily expenses (parking; meals; etc) and to provide mileage claims; uniform laundry; etc.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend because it’s horrible working place.

What about those who work with Malaysia Airlines? 

Good place to learn and gain experience – I have been working at Malaysian Airlines full-time. Pros – Travel and Medical Benefits; if you want to travel the world and meet new people; new adventure; then MAS should be your destination. Cons – Nature of my requires me to work at odd hours.

Advice to Senior Management – Salary needs improvement except for top management – you people are saving cost to increase your own salaries range.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – though I’m optimistic about the outlook of this company.

Except Malaysiaairlinesfamilies received this image last week stated a fixer and the ball boy for Hayati Dato Ali. Hayati is known as the most downright and challenging female leader of this millennium. Perhaps; it’s time for her to leave MAS before she contaminated the entire organization which she already had half of the division contaminated with her retarded strategy.

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This person has been known for being an apple polisher since his steward’s day and currently is employed as FIXER ridding off any MAS workers who could have been smarter than Hayati. We assume the list above pointed at his policy adopted on MAS cabin crew that is compulsory to buy insurance from him! Do the shareholders know of this yet? And did Hayati – his employer condones such abuse of power?

Workplace fixed-up strategy never work well for any company. Sadly, some employers feel they have the right (or even the need) to behave badly in the workplace, hurting and demoralizing the very people whose best thinking and assistance they need. MAS must also extirpated these cruels animal before all assets start walking out leaving behind the dead woods!

Do stay tuned to us for another upcoming episode 3!