The past few years, Bahsir is a major ‘pain-in’the-arse’ for Fernandes to bulldoze his way around in the low cost airline business. Now that Fernandes has his feet in a Khazanah controlled GLC as a ‘joint operator’, it is believed that Fernandes is now using this new found clout within Khazanah to unseat Bashir.
Its no mystery how Fernandes can achieve this, even without Khazanah’s full support. Prime Minister Dato’ Seri Mohd. Najib Tun Razak’s blue eyed boy Omar Ong is in the BOD of AirAsia, along with veteran MITI Minister Tan Sri Rafidah Ahmad. Probably personalities like CIMB Managing Director Dato’ Seri Nazir Tun Razak, who is personally close to Fernandes and was the ‘adviser and deal maker’ to the Malaysia Airlines-AirAsia ‘share swap’ deal in August could play substantive role in the ‘removal of Bashir’.