Two unspeakable disasters in 4 months involving the national airline with tragic and massive loss of lives are not something that anyone can take.
Not something that we should try to divert attention from and bury our heads in the sand hoping to find scapegoats.
We won't find any scapegoat in the sand even if we could conjure some magic to our aid.
In the case of flight MH17, why were we still flying the dangerous Ukraine air route?
If the excuse was that the aviation authorities themselves didn't think there was risk and that other airlines too were doing the same, does that absolve us from the responsibility to ensure that the safety of passengers came first and that given the ongoing civil conflict in Ukraine, it was not sensible to take any risk.
If the excuse was that we had been using the same route all the while and that that route was the most direct and most economical one, were we putting the bottom line above the safety of the passengers?
If some other airlines had the foresight not to risk using the troubled Ukraine air space, why couldn't we do the same?
If MAS cannot operate competitively without dangerously cutting costs, then it should buck up or close shop.
For goodness's sake, MAS has been bleeding the nation! How long should we allow our pride to bankrupt the country? In this regard, the dUMNo led government must bear much of the blame too for beleaguering or allowing the airline to be beleaguered with crony businesses that cut at the airline's bottom line.
In the case of missing MH370, why had the government been so intransigent and less than forthcoming? Does it know something that it is not saying?
How could such a big aircraft like MH370, in this day and age, just disappear into the thin air (or the ocean, if you like, haha) without any trace, despite a massive international effort to locate it?
Is there an international conspiracy to cover up an inconvenient truth, after all?
If so, it just goes to reinforce people's perception of the criminal imbecility of Big Brothers everywhere who place their own survival above all else.
Saturday, July 19, 2014
MAS And Bolehland: Symptomatic Of A Deeper Malaise?
Posted by ordinary malaysian at Saturday, July 19, 2014 Labels: MAS And Bolehland Symptomatic Of A Deeper Malaise?