Badawi appointed MAS advisor


Malaysia Airlines has appointed former Malaysian Prime Minister Abdullah Badawi (above) as an advisor, giving him a non-executive position on the carrier’s board.

It remains to be seen what kind of “contacts and experience” he will bring to the carrier, as MAS has said, and if he would help the airline to make the changes that it needs to become more viable.

Badawi’s political connections, however, remain tenuous as he was basically pushed out of the premiership following the ruling Barisan Nasional’s poor results at last year’s general elections. Some in Malaysia view this as part of the routine appointments that are made after senior politicians leave office.


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