MALAYSIA AND MALAYSIA AIRLINES SYNERGISE BUSINESS RELATIONSHIP
Kuala Lumpur, Tuesday, 23 November
2004 - Telekom Malaysia Berhad and Malaysia Airlines (MAS),
among corporate Malaysia's two largest Government Linked Companies
(GLCs), today signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to
collaborate and synergise business arrangements towards establishing
a smart business partnership.
The MoU was signed today by Encik Jaffa
Sany, Group Chief Financial Officer, Telekom Malaysia, and
Dato' Abdul Rashid Khan, Senior General Manager, Sales, Distribution
& Marketing of MAS.
Under the terms of the agreement effective
1 December 2004, MAS will offer special corporate nett rates
for Telekom Malaysia staff's duty travel on its services.
In addition, Telekom Malaysia employees and family members
will also benefit from special promotional fares to selected
destinations of the national carrier as well as special rates
for MAS Golden Holiday packages.
On its part, MAS will enjoy competitive
prices for its telecommunication services subscribed from
Telekom Malaysia which includes leased lines, data and voice
services among others. Additionally, MAS will also be able
to use Telekom Malaysia's existing channels to market and
promote its products.
Speaking at the signing ceremony Encik
Jaffa Sany said: " We are delighted to cooperate with
MAS, a fellow GLC and it marks a new beginning in our relationship
in this era of revamped GLCs. I strongly feel that smart partnership
between members of GLCs should be encouraged for mutual business
In his speech at the event, Dato' Rashid
Khan said, " Together, Malaysia Airlines and Telekom
Malaysia, have been bringing the world to Malaysia and Malaysia
to the world for many years. It is therefore natural for this
MoU that paves the way for closer cooperation between two
of Malaysia's biggest Government Linked Companies".
About Telekom Malaysia
Telekom Malaysia is one of Malaysia's
largest public listed companies and the only full service
Telco, offering a comprehensive range of communications solutions
in voice telephony, mobile, data services and multimedia applications.
Continually evolving, Telekom Malaysia has diversified its
services and products portfolio to include broadcasting, audio
and videoconferencing, customised network, consultancy and
With an operating revenue of almost RM12billion
in 2003, Telekom Malaysia is the leader in fixed line telephony,
a major player in the cellular industry and the largest Internet
Service Provider in the region. With a staff strength of 30,000
employees group wide and a global presence in 11 countries,
Telekom Malaysia has a long track record of keeping a diverse
rural and urban population in touch with each other. Telekom
Malaysia is among the nation's most profitable companies and
preferred employer. The Company is set to play a continuing
role in nation building, leading the way for digital communications
For further information on Telekom Malaysia,
Malaysia Airlines started off historically when its predecessor,
Malayan Airways Limited, commenced a charter service from
Singapore to Kuala Lumpur on 2 April 1947 using a twin-engine
Airspeed Consul aircraft.
From a small charter service provider, Malayan Airways Limited
evolved into Malaysian Airways Limited in 1963, Malaysia-Singapore
Airlines on 9 August 1965, Malaysian Airline System Berhad
on 1 October 1971 and finally Malaysia Airlines on 15 October
1987. Since then, the airline has grown into a truly global
ambassador of the country, whilst matching national aspirations
to provide an affordable, safe and reliable domestic air service
It is now one of Asia's largest carriers, operating one of
the world's youngest fleet of more than 100 aircraft flying
almost 40,000 passengers daily to over 100 destinations across
6 continents. As an airline taking pride in its commitment
to go beyond customer expectations, it continues to elevate
its service standards to consistently new highs, raising its
ranking as a carrier of choice and gaining consistent global
recognition as a top international carrier.