An AirAsia plane at the Kota Kinabalu International Airport (KKIA) sported a different look yesterday, 7 May
AirAsia planes are often in distinctive red and white, but the A330-300 aircraft got a makeover as most part of it was wrapped in blue and featured Barisan Nasional's (BN) 'Hebatkan Negaraku' manifesto slogan in large white text while its English equivalent 'Make My Country Greater' was also spotted right below it.
Caretaker Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak, who ended his two-day visit in conjunction with the 14th General Election (GE14) campaign in Sabah yesterday, returned to Kuala Lumpur in that particular AirAsia aircraft from the Kota Kinabalu International Airport (KKIA) at about 4.45pm.
Berita Harian reported that Najib was accompanied by several Sabah leaders and government officials, while AirAsia Group Chief Executive officer Tan Sri Tony Fernandez was also present.
It was also learned that the flight attendants were dressed in blue for the occasion
Najib took to his social media accounts later on the same day to express his "surprise" over the BN-themed AirAsia flight
Najib also commended Tony in a post on Facebook, saying that the airline has become one of Malaysia's most famous brands, recognised at home and overseas under the latter's leadership.
"As long as BN is in office, we will continue to support pioneering businesses such as AirAsia that benefit the people, bring Malaysians closer together, and fly the Malaysian flag high," Najib added.
Tony had earlier attributed the success of his airline to the caretaker government
Bernama reported Tony as talking about his own story in a video that was filmed in his house - about how he started AirAsia as a two-plane airline but it grew to be one of the biggest international brands in the world.
"We won lots and lots of awards and I credit the Government who's had to manage both GLCs and companies such as ours in seeing what's best for Malaysia," Tony said in the video.
Towards the end of the three-minute video, he urged the public to "vote wisely" and to head to the upcoming polls on 9 May based on facts instead of information that may not be accurate, or hearsay.
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