Air Asia #8501..Sad and Heartbreaking..

 artOn behalf of all of us at audie61 our condolences to the families and friends of Air Asia #8501. Our Prayers and thoughts are with all of you. Stay Strong . We are in Grief with You.

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Bung Mokhtar “Thanks Give it to ’em..!!”

Sabah BN MP Bung Mokhtar Radin is at the moment our closest ally in the fight of Air Asia and Malaysia Airlines share swap. We have also been receiving feedbacks from members of public that BN Sarawak and Sabah are being shortchanged? Why is that Federal BN ignoring the pleas of Sarawakians and Sabahans by cancelling the Firefly sector and giving it to a Pakatan State in Penang. KL-Penang Sector….Did we get that correct..!

Questionable isn’t it?

This blogger who was hit very drastically and also a “villager aka orang kampung” which Bung must be informed was hit very hard by Air Asia. Moreover Bung also musts have found it difficult to get a plane out from Sabah thats why he is taking it an opportunity to “bising”{make noise}

Bung said this we extract from the internet blog,”Bung Mokhtar also said the government should “not be scared of Fernandes Whatever he wants, we give. He wants to overcharge for excess baggage and suck the blood of poor villagers.HAHAHA ..Good One and we are pretty sure if elections is called now you will win HANDS DOWN.

Also someone must have notified him of our article on October 16th covered the “Air Asia Monopoly -Blogger Hit..!!” It was posted in Facebook,twitter and the whole cyber team associated with us make a huge effort to let everyone know. However Air Asia management justs kept quiet.

THANKS MP BUNG.. MWUAH! MWUAH!

This is the extracted version from the internet portal

Umno lawmakers accused Tan Sri Azman Mokhtar and Tan Sri Tony  Fernandes today of cheating the public in the Malaysia Airlines (MAS)  and AirAsia share swap.

Kinabatangan MP Datuk Bung Mokhtar Radin called on Khazanah chief  executive Azman to be investigated by graftbusters after the state  investment agency exchanged 20.5 per cent of the national carrier for a  10 per cent stake in Asia’s top-performing budget airline.

“The Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) must call Tan Sri  Azman … all of them … if there is any misappropriation, stuff them  into jail,” the Barisan Nasional (BN) backbenchers deputy chief told  Parliament.

“How  can Khazanah be fooled? Azman Mokhtar, how can he be so stupid, to be  ‘tuned’ by Tony Fernandes. If I was in such a position, I would resign  rather than troubling others.

“Maybe they are not stupid. Maybe they get huge profits by squeezing  and grabbing money from the public,” he said, referring to the AirAsia  CEO’s company Tune Air which now owns a fifth of MAS.

Sri Gading MP: AirAsia cheating the public

Sri Gading MP Mohamad Aziz also accused AirAsia of “clearly cheating the public and now trying to cheat MAS.”

“If this kind of man (Fernandes) can control us, God forgive us,” he said while debating Budget 2012.

Bung Mokhtar also said the government should “not be scared of Fernandes.”

“Whatever he wants, we give. He wants to overcharge for excess baggage and suck the blood of poor villagers.

“Now I hear he has a plan in the future to take over all domestic  flights and MAS will only have international flights. If we give this to  him, the country will be in ruins. It will be the end of the world for  us,” he said.

Bung said if the government could not provide a satisfactory answer,  it meant that “government officials colluded with AirAsia and has vested  interests.”

But Najib says: We have no choice!

The MAS-AirAsia swap has come under fire from both sides of the  political divide as well as employees of MAS who believe the deal will  affect their careers.

The finance ministry said earlier this month that the deal is being  investigated by Bursa Malaysia and the Securities Commission for insider  trading despite the swap being agreed on three months ago.

MAS’s poor financial performance of late had resulted in the share swap with AirAsia on August 9.

This allowed AirAsia boss Fernandes to sit on the MAS board, ostensibly to help turn the ailing airline around.

MAS had announced in August a net loss of RM527 million for the  second quarter of 2011 due to higher fuel costs despite recording a  better yield and a nine per cent growth in passenger revenue from the  same period last year.

This brings total losses in the first half of the year to RM769  million even as the airline said that profit outlook for the second half  of the year appears bleak.

Putrajaya insisted last month it had “no choice” but to implement the  controversial share swap as “if (MAS) continues to make losses and the  government has to inject funds, then there will be even more anger.”

Critics have accused the budget carrier’s boss of taking advantage of  the loss-making national airline to fuel his personal ambitions, the  latest being the acquisition of English Premier League club, Queens Park  Rangers (QPR).

The national carrier will sponsor QPR’s home jersey for the next two  seasons, while AirAsia’s logo will be emblazoned on the team’s away and  third kits in a “multi-million pound” deal.

Air Asia Monopoly “Blogger Hit…!!”

Our previous article was just a Hors d’oeuvre or also known as starters or appetizers. When our fellow blogger who writes in http://mudatengah.blogspot.com/ on the merger of MAS/Airasia for the past few weeks we listened,nodded and gave only our 2 cents of opinion. Surely, he must be wondering why we are not together on this subject. Sorry bro. Now I know…..

In God’s time something must give and it had to happen to my good friend Malaysia’s Honorary Representative to Mongolian National Chamber of Commerce and Industry and yours truly in Sabah of all places.(mosts of Sabah’s revenues are from the tourism sector). First he commented the LCCT is so busy and its too small to accomodate the influx of tourists. He was on a 3.05 flight to KL while I was on 3.30 flight.

Like all seasoned “kiasu” travellers we arrived early 1.30pm on the dot. It has been five years since he travelled to sabah and the last trip was on MAS. He has already checked in through the internet. (He said so much has changed since the last time he came to Sabah.Was this like the usual commentators curse?)

Fine, he made a mistake his bag was slighlty bigger than the allowed measurements and he had to check in. So I waited for him in the long queue as I had already done the necessary online checkin with justs a small baggage.(2days trip) . He waited in line as he will be a diplomat soon but he was surprised that his online checkin was unacceptable and he had to checkin again with the bag. This he told me not much $10 only and I smiled.

The crunch came as we were about to go through the police and immigration processes. The Air Asia Staff on duty must have seen my friend and myself perspiring after going through the process of checkin. He pulled my bag up and weighed it on the scale and it showed 10kg. “Ini tidak boleh.Cannot the Police also will not allow it.” I did not want to kick a fuss up as they were so many people around.”

I told my friend you go ahead first “I check the bag in” Since they requests i justs do the necessary and had to queue up obviously eventhough I have already checkin through the internet. Air Asia No frills Airline? Are you sure?

The airline should set up another counter justs to accomodate those who are found to flount the law of 7kg. Of course people will pay up but the inconveniences that comes along with it the airline has to seriously look into. An airline is after all in the service industry and if passengers all boycott you might justs as well close down.

Next you will all say why not use MAS and pay for it. Competition is good for the customers and if there is the merger the customers will all be short changed. I am indeed happy to be caught in this predicament and in this episode at this time. It had to happen to me of all people and none other was stopped after I told the Guests relations Officer “you justs costs me M$45. Randomly picked? SOP..Standard Operating Procedures. Please lah Tony Fernandes.!! It has losts its original taste of Everybody can fly.

Come unnoticed to Sabah and do an investigative work. Your man are not working and you have losts out on the millions $$$$$$$ more that should have been collected in excess baggages..

On the way to KK from Kuching I used the same bag. I did not do any shopping nor was there any additions to my clothes.Maybe I accumulated the sand from the beach front of Sutera Harbour Hotel”  Has someone put a gold ingot in? Tony and Air Asia should thank me for this and the least they can give me is a member of the board in the Air Asia/MAS merger.

Tony has moved on to manage a football club and the airline business might justs be too much on his hands. Rafidah Aziz as Chairman of Air Asia should consider buying him out too.

There has been a fair few comments on the bag issue and I am sure there are hundreds or maybe thousands who have to cry silently meaning also to be sliced open nicely. We posts here some of the comments from Facebook/twitters for the Air Asia/MAS Merger committee to ensure it is written in the agreement and above all the operating procedures which should not be relaxed nor compromised.

We wrote:- Air asia is this bag too big and can carry on board.Wah your staff said full flight.Got daily briefing or not on passenger lists full or not or just assume? People like this posts and also commented “Time for Sarawak to start its own airlines. We should name it Kenyalang. Maybe Hornbill. Or, perhaps FairWings.

We wrote:-Tq air asia for your consistency in weighing bags checkin.so many poor souls have to pay xtras.luckily they pick me up and charge me$45. Wonder those who can’t complain are crying or not.Say no to merger of mas/airasia. Your arrogant staff in sabah at 230pm shd be replace. People like this posts and also commented,

They reduce the airfare to compete with MAS but from other charges added,AirAsia can be much more expensive especial to those who do not travel light.They knew fairly well that majority of the travellers would have more things with them dur…ing their trip home and this is one area where they can charge them to offset the cheaper fare.Many are unaware of these as most people would only compare the pricing of the fare offered.Anyway,we can’t blame them totally cos our own National Carrier(MAS),our nation’s pride is a total failure.Lately,our airports are turning………. “RED”.What a shame!!! those who managed MAS should resign immediately.

We wrote:-This bag is bigger than mine.hmmm They commented,”yours got gold bars

We wrote:-Wow the bag issue even the staff use the police saying they will stop  conspiracy when they cannot perform.BAD he took on the wrong person but correct thank you Sabah.

We wrote:- Tks Sabah for the bag 7kg incident

We wrote:-One baggage per person. Its discrimination and these two ladies got away with four.Wow!

Mudatengah blogger has a few articles which are recommended to read

We wrote:-One baggage per person. Its discrimination and these two ladies got away with four.Wow. They commented,”You not beautiful.”

The timing cannot be more PERFECT than this to hit the blogger. Well at least we are giving back to the silent majority who finds it uneasy or may even get “threats ‘ if they bring up this subject.

Air Asia do what you have to do but remember”Malaysians are Watching”

P94″One Win,One Fly”

The early morning newspaper BIG BOLD headlines for the STAR reads,”Some can Fly“. An Assistant Minister from Sarawak pointed out that the editors must have embarked from a flight from Air Asia and changed it from ,”Now Everyone Can Fly”

Just then one person in the group remark,”Sure One fly after this weekends by elections in P94.” Wonder whether it will be BN or Pakatan though? Who do you think it will be..?

Most  airflights were grounded from New York to Asia  to Paris due to the drifting volcanic ash.However in Selangor P94 the political soldiers,campaign workers and leaders from both political divides are moving and criss crossing the breadth of the constituency. 

All will want to win the hearts of the voters in the area and only they the 60000 strong  can decide  who wins and who flies{ Poi Loh in Hockien} 

Both BN and Pakatan will be at each others throats as the crucial last few days before polling day gathers momentum. The FENCE SITTERS are by far the ones who will swing the votes to who they feel deserves to win.

They will be able to judge not only on party platform,election promises,character,personality and charisma of candidate but above all how the candidate will be able to serve and assist the constituency not only in monetary/projects but also by ways of being there for them.

The voters are no more fools and they will see whether the candidate will be able to ‘ WALK  HIS  TALK ” . The days of LIP SERVICE has already DE -COMPOSED.

It is without a doubt not only the party symbol but also the overall candidate personality which will ensure the swing from the FENCE SITTERS in this P94 constituency.

Its up to the whole party machinery and those connected with the candidate that they ensure THE WIN. The elements of commitment and dedication by the party campaign workers will be absolutedly crucial. The Key to enter Parliament House is in the hands of the voters for one of the two candidates. P94 Hulu Selangor will have a New MP by nightfall on the April 25th 2010.