There is now a growing reluctance amongst MAS's management to vote Barisan Nasional (BN) in the next general election to teach the Government a lesson. It could filter down convincingly to the lower staff.
Looks like Danny had comfortably shoot BN’s feet.
If commercial being the problem, there is no need to do butchering of the airline. The internal initiatives are already in place including the highly profitable Firefly. Instead of pumping money to strengthen MAS and make the initiatives moving, Danny decided to shelve the profitable Firefly’s turbojet to saveguard Tony F’s interest. Pareto optimal my foot?
The public who had been keeping silent on public issues like this may not make noise. But they will surprise the Government of the day to translate it en-bloc to the ballot box.