But while KJ remains out of the picture for obvious reason, Tony Fernandes or TF is reportedly going to be a new partner in ECM. Bigdogdotcom says this explains a lot of things for him:
"So, the picture becomes clearer and how Khairy's relationship with Fernandez (sic) crystallized further, for the rest of us. This suspicion ahd lingered in many minds, ever since Khairy Jamaluddin announced that he would be taking up 3% ECM Libra share sometime late 2005. The rest, there onwards, as they always say, is history.TF, the man credited for creating the phenomenal AirAsia, has built up quite a business portfolio in the last few years, including budget hotel, also in partnership with Kalimullah. He made the news last week following a controversial Cabinet decision to help AirAsia's subsidiary Fax "give back" the rural services to Malaysia Airlines after less than a year [backgrounder here].
Now history is back in the making and unfolding, all over again. Saturday 28 April 2007 (whilst the rest of the people in the Klang Valley were focused on the Ijok nail biting by-election. Star Biz (www.thestar.com.my) has the story of this new development."
Kalimullah is still Editorial Adviser of the NSTP, a position that gives him control over how news - including business news - in the country's major newspapers is presented.
Scroll down bigdog's posting here to read the Biz Star's piece.