Malaysia Airlines aircraft at the Kuala Lumpur International Airport. Photo: EPA

How far should the Mahathir government go to keep Malaysia Airlines aloft?

  • The national carrier has had a turbulent recent history, including a legacy of mismanagement and billions in losses
  • According to experts, one way to save the ailing company could be to bring in experts from long-standing competitor AirAsia
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Mahathir Mohamad weighs shutdown or sale of national carrier Malaysia Airlines

  • The prime minister said shutting down the national airline would be “a very serious matter” but he was weighing up the options
  • Sovereign wealth fund Khazanah Nasional, which took over Malaysia Airlines in 2014, has demanded the carrier come up with a strategic plan to compete
Topic |   Malaysia

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