All of this is about ‘wayang‘. The crux of the matter is that, Fernandes wanted to operate his own airport. He has been harboring this intention since three years ago, when he got Sime Darby to pitch for a dedicated low cost carrier airport in Labut approvahe Malaysian Government. When that failed, he tried for Penang International Airport. Then, he tried to coax Perak State Government to demand of a dedicated low cost carrier somewhere near Parit Buntar.
Fernandes had even been said to have wanted to throw MAHB CEO Tan Sri Bashir Ahmad out.