Dr M: No one to lead Malaysia Airlines yet

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  • Tuesday, 09 Jul 2019

PUTRAJAYA: The government has yet to decide on who to take over Malaysia Airlines Berhad, says the Prime Minister.

He said the government had received four proposals or offers, including one from a group led by Datuk Pahamin Ab Rajab.

"We need to study all the proposals, and this will take some time," he said to reporters after a dialogue with industry players at TVET Conference 2019.

Dr Mahathir said offers for Malaysia Airlines mostly came from local companies.

Asked if this meant that locals are capable of running the national airline, the Prime Minister said: "They think they are capable, but we have appointed many (to run the airline) in the past.

"And all of them proved unable," he said

It was reported that Pahamin, who is former director general of the Road Transport Department and chairman of AirAsia Berhad, and his five partners had met with the Prime Minister to express interest to help turn the airline around.

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