First things first.
Happy Diwali to all my Hindu Malaysian brothers and sisters.
May the lights of Diwali strengthen our resolve to let good triumph over evil, right triumph over wrong, truth over lies and slanders, charity over greed, and peace and serenity over loud and chaos.
The last three are not usual Hindu wishes for Diwali. It is just us adding our own wishes to save the soul of Tony F. We would have wanted to wish him Diwali but a commentator told us that Tony F hate to be wished Diwali.
Some commentators viewed our bitching of Tony F as racism against Indians. Do perish such thoughts.
He may gained the help of tycoon Ananda Krishan to get the appointment with Tun Dr Mahathir to sell the idea of them buying Air Asia from Hicom in those days. But it has nothing to do with his Indian blood or contributing to the cause of the Indian community.
Tony F is British and a Christian. Can't you notice his English accent?
That is the reason he bought QPR and is ever willing to languish near the bottom of table and currently at the bottom of the English Premier League. Never mind that his father is a Cristang (descendent of Portugese invaders of Malacca), he likes to believe his motherland is Britain.
Unfortunately, the British Spots Channel still described him as Malaysian tycoon. Given to us, we would have liked to call him a ty-con, but we'll be insulting our friendly and pleasurable neighbour, the Thais.
Perhaps, MyCon is appropriate. It should remind him of his MyTeam and how he stabbed Khairy in the back at the end of father-in-law's premiership after benefiting so much.
Malaysian Indian and Hindu won't do that.
Tony F is just following his role model of British colonial master who are usually subtly conniving in their manouvre and heartless at the end to deliver the final kill. He emulated and copied the British bloke turned knight, Sir Richard Branson although the man bailed out on him.
Tony F is a Christian. Make no bones about that. The sports pages are reporting that he will decide on Mark Hughes future as coach after Christmas and the Boxing Day's line of fixtures. Not after Diwali.
Ah ... Tony F! Does he thinks his low caste carrier concept .... opps sorry, we meant to be low cost carrier concept works in the English premier League? It doesn't even work for Long Haul flights.
We are Muslim so we lead by a strict code on interfaith matter. The line between apostacy and keeping to our faith could be a thin line. Religous tolerance is about "no compulsion in religous life" and "To you, your faith. To us, our faith."
Perhaps Christians are more flexible with practices of other faith. Tony F needs all the blessing from the lights of Diwali in his struggle against evil, wrong, lies and himself. And, he needs more blessing to maintain peace and prosperity for himself.
Khairy is no more there to open door for his MyTeam sponsort. Tony F can't boast of the Indonesian market since the high growth he expect is not working out. And, his other Air Asian is not giving as superb growth as he experienced in the Malaysian market by robbing MAS.
Tony F is getting restless. He wanted to see the Prime Minister but the man is uninterested. So he goes for some of the PM's officers, but they refused to give time for him. So Tony F had to make his request through his Melayu chai, Ali Bakar.
In that meeting, things did not go down well. Ali not only couldn't convince the officer but he infuriated Putrajaya. Serve him right for playing that number on Malaysia Airport. Despite finally agreeing to move into KLIA2, the Government of Malaysia does not trust him anymore.
In the first place, he shouldn't even consider requesting to have a 10 storey building as high as the control tower at KLIA to mark his presence. [Read Rocky Bru here.]
The guys doesn't get it, does he? Khairy is no more in government to help him. There is no more Dato Chan Kong Choy to help him. He is more concern of his PKFZ court case than fighting for Air Asia's interest.
With his Batavia Air deal tanked in Indonesia and back home, Malindo is going to compete in his turf, Tony F has no story to tell the world.
Air Asia X going on expansion? Kah kah kah .... sure. Low cost around the world in 8 days? That is 10 times faster than Phileas Fogg's feat at the turn of the 19th century. Only The Star would try sell such story for their program sponsor.
The grapevine is saying that in his desperation, Tony F has resorted to dirty play.
Since Dato Najib refused him, he is using opposition cybertroopers and Tony Pua to spread rumours that malindo got the liecense to operate from Kuala Lumpur because Dato Dr Jamaluddin Jarjis is a shareholder of NADI and indirectly Malindo Airlines.
Why stop at Tony Pua? Tony F should also used the other soiled whistleblowers like Rafizi Ramli, Nurul Izzah and Dr Dzulkifli Ahmad.
Neither JJ nor his son sits as member of the Board of Directors of NADI or Malindo Airlines. JJ's company DZJJ used to be shareholders of Airod but it has been diluted substantially and Tan Sri Ahmad Johan is the majority shareholder and in the driver seat.
Do your homework la, Tony F.
JJ owned Airod when he was not in government but as a corporate businessmen. The least he could have spin was say that DZ of DZJJ is Daim Zainuddin. Then he would helped opposition get themselves in a mess of a spin.
|Tony F calling Lion Air an Indian|
Tony F is also going around using opposition leaders and cybertrooper to question Lion Air's safety record. Thanks Tony for making opposition look stupid.
If they not had a safety record, Lion would have asked for majority and NADI would not have been roped in to undertake majority stake in Malindo Airlines.
Read this episode on Bigdog's here.
For Tony to question Lion Air's safety record, he should look in the mirror and try to convince himself that Air Asia is also safe.
Bigdog's here reported that:
The market is buzzing about the story that Air Asia received a very stern letter from DCA with regards to their operations. Apparently, the alleged DCA technical audit report dated 26 September had these findings:
1.0. ‘Flight Following’ which is the Communications between Flight Operations and pilots are flawed. Issues raised have not been addressed properly 2. There are failures detected in the Director of Flight Operations discharging his duties:It was said DCA recommended the Air Asia’s Flight Operations and Director of Flight Operations be reviewed. As such, it was said in certain quarters that on 1 October DCA only renewed Air Asia’s Airlines Operation Certified (AOC) for six months.
2.1. It is believed that the operations manual has not been updated 2.2. The execution of the flight operations is not in accordance to their manual3.0. There is a management system failure where the lower graded staff not executing their task in accordance to the flight operations manual
It will be reviewed only after all the issues have been addressed and resolve. Air Asia should quickly mitigate all these. If their Flight Operations people are not the right people, then they have to review the team as per the said DCA recommendations.
All these got to be implemented very quickly, as Flight Operations is the heart and cardiovascular system of any air carriers.Our kaki inside MAHB, who is a former DCA man, confirmed.
This reminded us of an airline joke of Air India getting into engine trouble on flight over water.
The captain requested passengers that can swim to be on the right side and those that can't swim to move to the left. He gave instruction to the passengers on the right side of what to do when the plance crash land into the water. And he wished those on the left, "Thank you for flying Air India."For those travelling by Air Asia over the Diwali holidays, make sure you can swim.
Happy Diwali to Tony F. Boy, you sure need it.