Edited by: Sheera Abg Mansor
KUALA LUMPUR: The government is still looking at solutions for troubled Malaysia Airlines Bhd.
Reviewing the matter as not an easy task, Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad as quoted in Bernama said the action of the previous government reducing the personnel and the number of flights do not change the ratio between the two.
Dr Mahathir said there is talk that some companies might take a stake in Malaysia Airlines, but noted that there are also some people who are very sentimental and want to see the company owned entirely by Malaysians.
However, he explained, no Malaysian investor strong enough to take it up.
Dr Mahathir also reiterated that it is not easy upon asked the government deadline to decide on the fate of Malaysia Airlines and to adopt Proton Holdings Bhd strategy of selling a stake to China’s Zhejiang Geely Holding Group.
The prime minister also noted that when the national airline was formed, there was no low-cost carrier, but now there is. This, he said, affected not only Malaysia Airlines, but many others.