Tony and Nazir take a road trip


  • Nation
  • Monday, 07 May 2018

PETALING JAYA: Two Malaysian corporate figures Tan Sri Tony Fernandes and Datuk Seri Nazir Razak have gone on a road trip as part of their GE fever.

They had high praises for the people of Malaysia and the potential of this country.

AirAsia Group CEO Fernandes said that people were nice to them and that they didn’t have to pay for anything, as they took a road trip across Selangor to feel the “pulse of the nation” on Sunday (May 6).      

“Saw Malaysians of all walks of life together as it should be. Had a fantastic day and learnt a lot on the pulse of the nation,” he said in a Facebook post on Monday (May 7).

Fernandes also said that there is a lot of tourism potential in Selangor which is home to great beaches, homestays, mangoes and fireflies.

In his post, he also posted pictures of himself with Chairman of CIMB Group Nazir at a beach, a couple of pictures with members of the public, and a map of Kuala Selangor.

Later Fernandes, in an online video, also went on to say that the government has given AirAsia the opportunity to build itself into one of the world’s biggest international brands.

He said that this was possible even when the world was against them and there was opposition from all over the place.   

“And that it is not easy for Malaysian company to be recognised all over the world.

“We won many awards and I credit the Government who had to manage both GLCs and companies such as ours in seeing what’s best for Malaysia,” he said.

He said that AirAsia had grown from two planes to 230 planes and from carrying 200,000 passengers when it first launched to 89mil passengers this year.

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