I have been an ardent fan of Tony Fernandes as I felt he has done something which many people could not have done (at least, not those power-brokers of our country could have done.) He built his AirAsia from scratch and now, AirAsia is one of region’s leading budget airliner offering flights to almost anyone anytime!
But lately, dear Tony has been in the news on the wrong side of the story when he has involved in some heated arguments with those ‘cronies’ of our stinking gabermen when he decided to ‘declare independance’ with his idea of building a new terminal in Labu, NS.
Just took at a look at the map. Tony is proposing a near impossible when he wanted to build his new LCCT so close to KLIA. Who in his right mind would allow that? Even the Old “M”an has came out to critisize such a plan. Why not? KLIA has always been the Old “M”an’s crown jewel! Touch it and you’re dead! LOL !!!
CM Lim was correct when he suggested to dear Tony to turn Penang into a giant regional hub by concentrating his plan in Penang. What’s wrong with that? Penang not strategic enough meh? Why are you going to get bogged down by business cum politics in Kuala Lumpur when all you have to do is just ask our dear CM of the people to provide you with some good assistance to put Penang in the map of the world.
While we know how those guys up there control almost everything in this country by monopolising vital goods, we got people in Khazanah controling the skies when they were given the entire rights to manage ALL airports in Malaysia. By doing so, indirectly AirAsia would be chocked of their growth as their fate and development were entirely in the hands of Malaysian Airports Holding Berhad – a ‘son of the bitch’ (khazanah) LOL 🙂
According to Malaysiakini, Tony blew his top when he blurted a blunt example of Khazanah’s monopolistic behaviour, Fernandes said: “Suddenly, everyone’s concerned about connectivity. There was none here (in LCCT)… Malaysia Airlines didn’t want to work with us. MAHB didn’t do anything for us. So we built (long-haul airline) AirAsia X.”
AirAsia X, which currently flies to Australia, China and the United Kingdom, was launched in late 2007 and also uses the LCCT at KLIA.
Sighhhh… I really pity my dear Tony. He has good intentions. He wanted to put AirAsia and Malaysia on the map of the world. But instead of getting all the help he wanted, he found himself swimming in a whirlpool of Malaysian own political cum business tsunami where those in charge did not care what good things you bring to the country. They are, as always, more interested in how much $$$ you can put into their pockets!
So dear Tony, welcome to Malaysia!