Monday, August 26, 2013

Pork-on-flight issue: Zam's for-years-to-come apology to Air Asia & X



The spat between a subsidiary of Air Asia and the influential Malay daily Utusan Malaysia is far from dead; in fact, it recently escalated to a verbal exchange in public between two prominent Dins: Air Asia deputy group chief exec director Kamarudin Meranun and former editor-in-chief of Utusan Malaysia group Zainudin Maidin or Zam.  
Din Meranun
Like Din Meranun, I wasn't aware that Air Asia or AAX had filed a lawsuit against Zam the blogger-journo for his writing  reproducing the article Hidangan babi dalam penerbangan Air Asia (Pork menu on baord Air Asia) in May this year. Unbecoming as the lawsuit is, though, it has become a norm these days where big corporations, including political parties, resort to financially-crippling court actions to silence their critics, especially journalists. 
As always, when a fellow blogger gets into trouble, we extend a hand to Zam in the spirit of solidarity. There was a time when we bloggers stood against Zam when he was the Information Minister but this occasion calls for a different kind of response.   
Read Zam's promise to repeat his "for years to come" apology so that people will know of the circumstances that had led to the pork-on-flight issue.

For a background on the spat that has divided Malays in the country further, read Air Asia X won't pull out ads from Utusan, says Rafidah.

19 comments:

GGK said...

People still fly on Cathay Pacific, SIA, Thai Airways, JAL etc even if they are "non halal".

How far are we going to go in terms of political correctness and religious niceties?

Is it a regulatory requirement in Malaysia that airlines have to be "halal"?

If yes, is it imposed equally on local airlines and foreign airlines?

Those mindful of religious proprieties can always choose not to fly on AirAsia and AirAsia X.

That's the power of choice in a free market.

Anonymous said...

GGK,

Well here is the issue.

AirAsia never served pork on its flights. That is just a bullshit lie propagated by pro UMNO and pro MAS internet bloggers upset that an upstart like Tony had upset their monopoly business model.

Anonymous said...

It did not take long for Zainuddin to sport another 'erection' in his brain and shoot off his mouth.

Earlier it was that insult to BJ Habibie that caused a controversy. Even S.B.Y. stepped in to rebuke Zam.

Now another fitnah from Zam as revenge for AirAsia's rebuke of the race baiting Utusan. This time AirAsia decides to make him sweat a little before pulling out the screws, after exposing his lies. Padan muka.

trifling-jester said...

zam misread air asia's slogan and thought it was "now anyone can lie". good thing AA handed his stupid ass back to him in a platter. its only apt rocky you "stand in solidarity" with this fool.

charleskiwi said...

Can we now why this budget airlines is so profitable, not withstanding the fact that they serve non halal food on board ? Also why are there so many muslims flying with this airlines ?
Don't forget that MAS even tried to get the CEO of this airlines into the board of MAS , why ?

Anonymous said...

Azeez Rahim dikatakan mengatur 'kroni-kroni' untuk diberikan jawatan kanan dalam PMO , betul ke ? Ini adalah maklumat dari email yang dikirim pada sorang blogger PAS di link http://penyokongpas.wordpress.com/ , blogger Jom Tolak Azeez Rahim dalam artikel terbaru pun dah pick-up di link http://no2azeezrahim.blogspot.com/2013/08/berikut-adalah-artikel-yang-diambil.html , alam artikel tersebut menunjukkan bagaimana Azeez guna pengaruh beliau yang rapat dengan PM untuk menyusun kroni-kroni supaya diberikan tempat atau jawatan kanan dalam JPM/PMO . Sibuk jaga urusan PMO yang tak ada kaitan dengan diri sendiri , mungkin cari peluang nak menyakau ? Tak puas ke dapat tempat di Tabung Haji tu ? Turun lah Azeez Rahim sebagai pengerusi Tabung Haji , lu memang tak layak ! Tinggalkan dunia politik, buat bisness betul-betul , jangan nak guna pengaruh dalam politik ja .. harap kaki sakau yang pandai berlakon ni diberikan hidayah untuk letakkan jawatan , jangan sampai gambar video tersebar

Anonymous said...

MAS & AA are not halal airline, they just served halal food onboard, should be given the same treatment as those restaurants that serve halal meat but never recived the halal cert because they served alcohol at their premises.

Anonymous said...

Well, AAX badly needs to fuck Malay Muslims any which ever way to make ends meet. After all, it had already fucked the arseholes of pseudo Muslim kaffir cocksucklers like Abdullah Ahmad Badawi and Najib Tun Razak many times over ,so what's another arseshaft anyway.

It's share price is dropping like a stone without "stabilization" and it got into the IPO show itself when it found itself in deep shit:

http://sg.finance.yahoo.com/news/airasia-x-berhad-run-cash-080000250.html

Plus the financials of its mother, AA is soon about to enter the ICU

http://www.thesundaily.my/news/803477

with Philippines next to fall off the radar after Japan

http://centreforaviation.com/analysis/airasia-faces-challenges-throughout-southeast-asia-as-competition-continues-to-intensify-125261

But dont worry for soon the taxpayers at the behest of shameless, cockless arsehole Najib Tun Razak will be bailing out the pork in the sky anyway. Maybe they will follow the footsteps of fuckhead LGE who hiked water surcharges 100% in Penang after his stellar mismanagement of PBA's financial and burning the hoard of cash Tsu Koon and the BN left behind.

Yet the usual suspect trolls and rah rah TF cocksucklers are out in their droves here to spew their fifty cent shitty delusions. As they say, somethings are never destined to change.

Warrior 231





Anonymous said...

its endless possibilities... can or not ?

Anonymous said...

Here's a picture of a DAP delegate getting ready to board an AirAsia X flight.

http://www.themalaymailonline.com/uploads/articlespi_pork130826_600_372_100.jpg

Now, it will be the official carrier of DAPigs. I think Helen behind one of those mask. Or is it a mask?

Anonymous said...

To warrior 231, brother in arms.

Air Asia X is headed by a token Malay. If it fails, the chinks and pariahs will certainly blame the Malay for its downfall.

Tony didn't want to head AAX because he knows the business model sucks. But the so-called Malay Azran Osman Rani was so desperate to gain a CEO title, he was willing to suck black dick for it.

I am sure chinks and hindoos assume that Azran got his diploma and the CEO position using the very crutches provided by the UMNO Malay govt. They would discard him like yesterday's bak kut teh when their use for him is done.

Anonymous said...

Like father like son, Like Utusan like Zam....enough said...

NCC said...

"it has become a norm these days where big corporations, including political parties, resort to financially-crippling court actions to silence their critics,.."

Hello, accusing someone with religious sensitive false information is not "critic". Do you even know how to critically critic? This is not a critic, this is defamation. You said it before, if you blog, do it responsibly. So if this accusations were not baseless, why did he agree to post the apology on his blog indefinitely?

This has not divided the malays la Anak Attan, the substandard journalism and feeding people mediocre UMNO approved information only, is what is putting the Malays into a handicap. Dont think critically, think race only. Macam mana melayu nak maju when the govt and its machinaries including bloggers like you want the malays to remain stupid?

Anonymous said...

Rocky Bru does not know what is right or wrong. Still support the wrong, a man of principle ?

Anonymous said...

And look here we have the rabble of people who cannot bear the sight of a Serani and bald Malay guy come in and upset their government crutch supported monopoly.

>> Yet the usual suspect trolls and rah rah TF cocksucklers are out in their droves here to spew their fifty cent shitty delusions

Fifty cent delusions? Well it is certainly higher than MAS share price of thirty eight sen. :]

Give or take a quarter or two and there would be another rescue/bailout of MAS, complete with CONsultan buzzwords tossed here and there. All bills will be sent to the taxpayer.

Jasper Bloodstone said...

It's strange how the warrior gives MAS a free pass.

Could it be that he is a closet admirer of Tajudin Ramli and Dr M's privatisation of MAS to that person?

The latest Edge weekly claims that it will cost RM19 billion to keep MAS afloat. Their analysis looks pretty kosher to me.

I don't think it took anywhere near RM19 billion to set up AirAsia and AirAsia X.

As for the CAPA analysis, perhaps the warrior is doing selective interpretations of those sections that seem to support his case.

Has he asked the CAPA analysts about AirAsia's competitive position vis-a-vis the other LCCs in the region?

No, he hasn't.

Perhaps, he can't countenance their replies, as it would knock his pet assumptions off-kilter.

Anonymous said...

"But dont worry for soon the taxpayers at the behest of shameless, cockless arsehole (wow, that's a mixed metaphor; the opposite would be an arsehole with a cock, I presume?) Najib Tun Razak will be bailing out the pork in the sky anyway."

Hmmmmmmmm.

I think it is the national air carrier MAS that stands the higher risk of being thus "blessed", my friend. And as Tajudin is out of the scene, I think one of Dr Apanamaaaaaa's progeny or cronies will line up instead to collect the juicy rendang dari langit.

NCC seems to have nailed it:

"...the substandard journalism and feeding people mediocre UMNO approved information only, is what is putting the Malays into a handicap. Don't think critically, think race only. Macam mana melayu nak maju when the govt and its machineries including bloggers like you want the Malays to remain stupid?"

Can the issue of why our national airline is such an abused and misused entity, crashing financially, be discussed in rational, non-racial terms?

Nah. Wouldn't be Malaysian.




Anonymous said...


"But dont worry for soon the taxpayers at the behest of shameless, cockless arsehole Najib Tun Razak will be bailing out the pork in the sky anyway."

Errr, "shameless, cockless arsehole"?

Seriously bro? (Or sis, I can't jump to conclusions here), what a mixed metaphor - the opposite would be an arsehole with a cock, I presume. Dr Frankenstein dah mabuk or needs better spectacles, perhaps?

I would think our rapidly-crashing national airline MAS is more likely to be thus "blessed", surely. And as Tajudin (the biggest recipient of your tax dollars - yes, bro/sis YOUR tax dollars - via bailout) is off the scene, I am going to guess that either the progeny or cronies of Dr Apanamaaaaaa will benefit from the rendang daripada langit. When MAS goes private again, not that it will make any difference.

The long-running mismanagement and insider asset-stripping of MAS have been anything but halal.

Anonymous said...

It shows what piggy useless Chingkie shit brains you have, anon 1.49 and 2.01pm. Dei bastard, the MAS issue is easily resolved by culling AirAsia from the scene ( by default Johnny come lately, Malindo too)

Any surprises about MAS problems since AA came on stream with its favored tax status, route stealing, easy credit, and plain MAS wrecking antics.

Dei pig, seen any other local independent fully fledged airline competing with SIA in the money laundering shithole or for that matter, Thai Airways in Thailand ....go figure, shameless pukimak of a Chingkie pig with delusions of corruption and mismanagement everywhere including in his mother's filthy cunt. That what happens when you grow up mentally and physically cloistered within a certain slit eyed, unwashed arseholes ethnic's cultural framework where corruption, counterfeiting, moneylaundering, double dealing, dad pimping, mum whoring, son drug trafficking and daughter slutting are regarded as virtues.

Warrior 231