AirAsia’s Malaysian Joins Europhile “In”-Crowd – Go Fly Yourself, Tony!


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Last month we expressed our scorn for the plutocratic elite aligning themselves with Cameron’s craven sell-out to Brussels, what Better Off Out rather neatly describes as the inelegant sight of a self-serving elite closing ranks.  http://www.betteroffout.net/pro-eu-businesses-letter-the-times/

They add the interesting information that the big business endorsement was circulated by a civil servant at Number 10, which tells you plenty about the politicisation of the once-upon-a-time admirably impartial UK Civil Service.

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Sonny Leong CBE

Leong, director of “Left Foot Forward, a political blog for progressives!”

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One name on the list is that of Sonny Leong, Chief executive, Civil Service College.

And what do they do? – – Using the latest skills and methods we aim to help shape the public sector in the UK and abroad, and beyond.   http://www.civilservicecollege.org.uk/about-us.aspx

Very reassuring!

But for those Brits resident here in Jakarta, and there are a lot, it’s something of a surprise to note that AirAsia is one of the companies named.

Their big boss, Tony Fernandes, is a Malaysian.

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In March 2012, Tony Fernandes served on the International Advisory Board of Global March to Jerusalem, which aims to “mobilize the international community in solidarity with Palestinians and to protect Jerusalem   https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tony_Fernandes

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I am currently considering two major trips this year. I used AirAsia only recently, for a couple of trips, home and away, but after doing that little bit of research, I’m damn sure I won’t be using them again.

Better to pay a bit extra than contribute to the profits of an airline whose multi-millionaire magnate foreign owner wants to keep Britannia subject to those Brussels Commissars and who takes a one-sided ‘solidarity’ stance in the Middle East .