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So what if Malaysia Airlines isn't Malaysian anymore?

Zan Azlee
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COMMENT | A few weeks ago, a reader sent me a message asking what I thought about Malaysia Airlines being sold off to a foreign entity. My brief response was - who cares? Sell it off if it’s not making a profit. It’s a business entity, isn’t it? So you make a business decision. No place for sentiments here.

Sure, it feels nice to see the wau (kite) logo when you are in a foreign country and about to fly home. It’s even quite welcoming when you are flying and get served a nice plate of nasi lemak or a half dozen sticks of chicken satay and nasi impit. It definitely gives you warm, fuzzy feelings in your stomach.

But as I said, there is no place for sentiments when it comes to business. Malaysia Airlines has been in the red for a very long time and the government has tried many ways to save it. Right now, it’s just a bleeding sack of meat that the government has to continuously transfuse...

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