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the flying buffet” email about continuing extravagance and gross waste of
public funds – to seek
meeting with MAS CEO and Chairman
by Lim Kit Siang
Revenue in the second quarter to
Sept 30 grew by 10 per cent to some RM3 billion but costs expanded three
times faster or by some 30 per cent.
High operating costs of RM3.4
billion has been given as the main reason for its losses.
About half of that was due to fuel costs and the rest made up of
staff costs, handling and landing fees, aircraft maintenance and overhaul
charges, and its prior restructuring charges.
I am very concerned about an email
which I have received entitled “MAS the flying buffet” making very
serious allegations of continuing extravagance and gross waste of funds in
MAS, referring to issues including::
If these serious
allegations are true, and no firm and effective actions are taken to
eradicate extravagance and abuses
of power in MAS, it is most unlikely that the new MAS Chief Executive
Officer, Idris Jala, will be able to effect a turnaround of the national
carrier from its colossal
losses to a profitable and model corporation.
Malaysians are entitled to a proper
accountability from the new MAS CEO, because it is a GLC
(Government-linked Company) which means it is
funded with taxpayers’ money, and losses suffered by MAS are
eventually at the taxpayers’ expense.
I will seek a meeting with the MAS
CEO Idris Jala and MAS
Chairman, Datuk Mohamed Munir Majid on the serious allegations in the “MAS
the flying buffet” email.
Parliamentary Opposition Leader, MP for Ipoh Timur & DAP
Central Policy and Strategic Planning Commission
Parliamentary Opposition Leader, MP for Ipoh Timur & DAP Central Policy and Strategic Planning Commission Chairman