BEIJING, July 9 (Xinhua) -- Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir said that the government had received four proposals to take over Malaysian Airlines, most of which came from local enterprises, after the Malaysian government indicated its intention to sell Malaysian Airlines (MAA).
DATA FIGURE: MAA Airlines.
Mahathir said on the 9th that the government will carefully study the proposal. There are indeed many people consulting with MAA, some of them want to buy MAA, some of them want to fight for management power. The government has received four proposals and is studying the proposals put forward by enterprises.
When asked by the media about Bahamin, one of the founders of the famous low-cost Airlines Asia Group, who recently formed a consortium to propose to the government to take over MAX, Mahathir refused to disclose whether Bahamin had also submitted proposals, and also refused to specify which enterprises had submitted proposals to the government. He only said that Ma Hang has been reorganized many times, but it has not been successful, this time to ensure that the successor is experienced managers.
Mahathir said that some local businesses think they are capable, but past experience has proved that many people are unable to do so afterwards.
Ma reportedly lost money in recent years. Mahathir indicated earlier that he hoped to make Mahathir a national airline, but the government was unable to revitalize it, so the government did not rule out selling other options such as Mahathir Airlines.