KUALA LUMPUR: The government is prepared to sell its national carrier Malaysia Airlines Bhd (MAS) but would like to retain its national identity, says Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad. "We would like to sell MAS but we would like to retain its identity as the Malaysian Airlines," he told reporters at the sideline of the 33rd Asia-Pacific Roundtable event here on Tuesday (June 25). Dr Mahathir said this when asked whether the government was willing to sell MAS if there were willing buyers. He stated that the government was careful in taking steps to help "resuscitate" MAS. It was reported that the Malaysia Airlines Retirees Association (Masra) has made an emotional appeal to the government, urging it not to shut down the national carrier.
Source: The Star June 25, 2019 03:11 UTC