|Bashir's record is making it difficult for "them" to Syed-line him
Hostile takeover attempt at MAHB. A month ago, I wrote of how the discontent at Malaysia Airlines had become a General Election issue for the Prime Minister. In other words, Najib Razak would want the issues involved to be resolved before he calls for PRU13. This was confirmed a few days later by The Malaysian Insider. In trying to end the dispute, the PM has met with the management and the trade unions of the national carrier. I can see light at the end of the tunnel. Reminds me of the massive Qantas industrial action when I was in Perth last year; the Australian PM stepped in and provided a solution to the problem. National carriers deserve such precedence!
But even as Najib works to resolve the MAS issue, another huge political migraine awaits the PM at the Malaysia Airports. The same people who planned the Air Asia-MAS share swap want Tan Sri Bashir the Malaysia Airports boss out of the way. His term ends in June and they haven't told him if he's staying or going.
The stealth. The intrigue.
What irks me is that all these people are doing is prop up another failed government-linked company CEO crony to take over Malaysia Airports, which is doing fine and making money and just a couple of days ago bagged yet another award.
Really, once in a while, these people should try and help Najib Razak a little bit: by not creating problem after problem for the PM to have to resolve.