I couldn't agree more with Dr Mahathir when I read this yesterday,
He said it is normal to ask for an “offset” in business dealings provided the money is not taken for personal use.
I have from the start of this issue felt that AirAsia was not guilty and that's why I posted this,
Shooting down AirAsia, the Malaysian whacking culture
Seriously, I believe that many of those who joyfully jumped at the opportunity to accuse the budget airline of wrong doing that day were mostly its old enemies.
They simply whacked AirAsia as if it's already guilty.
I never like it when someone was judged even before being given the right to defend himself/herself.
It always never ends well.
In this case, it's basically AirAsia being judged guilty because Airbus sad so and so to the UK authorities to get its neck off the chopping block.
AirAsia was never even contacted by the UK authorities to defend itself.
You can read about that here,
And they did try to explain what the facts of their case.
That's the "off set" thing there, I guess.
Anyway, I'm glad that Dr Mahathir said what needed to be be said about the case.
Politics aside, when he's right, I'm going to say that he's right.
Well, I hope AirAsia will continue to fly and its thousands of staff as well as others can continue to "cari makan".
The country needs Malaysian entities such as AirAsia to do well, especially in these troubled times.