Muhyiddin: Don’t link me with MYAirlines just because my lawyer is theirs, too

FORMER premier Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin has vehemently denied any association with the recent MYAirlines controversy.

In a statement issued today, he clarified that he has no direct links with the budget carrier or its shareholders.

The Pagoh MP further insisted that he has no knowledge about the background of MYAirline Sdn Bhd which was established on Jan 11, 2021.

“My findings indicate that the company obtained conditional approval for its air service licence on Dec 22, 2021 when my tenure as prime minister had already ended,” he penned on his Facebook page.

“The involvement of the law firm Rosli Dahlan Saravana Partnership (RDS) as legal counsel for the shareholders of MYAirlines cannot be associated with me. As a law firm, RDS has the right to represent anyone seeking its legal services.”

Expressing his belief that certain parties are attempting to tarnish his reputation by baselessly linking him to the airline, the Perikatan Nasional (PN) leader condemned what he referred to as “cheap and dirty politics”.

He called for an end to such tactics and urged for a more honest and respectful political discourse in the country.

The Bersatu president’s statement comes amidst growing speculation and accusations surrounding MYAirlines after Bukit Aman Commercial CID director Datuk Ramli Yoosuf revealed yesterday (Oct 17) that the police has arrested MYAirlines co-founder who holds the title ‘Datuk’, alongside his wife and son.

He added that the three had been detained to facilitate investigations under the Anti-Money Laundering, Anti-Terrorism Financing and Proceeds of Unlawful Activities Act 2001.

Nevertheless, netizens are quick to react to Muhyiddin’s latest social media posting:

 (Why are you getting all worked up? Relax, Tan Sri. Let the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) investigate first, God willing. If there’s no involvement from the business partners, there’s no need to get agitated. (Oh, suddenly missing bossku!)  


(Why do you feel guilty if you didn’t do anything?)

 (Good, Tan Sri. Where is your son-in-law now?)


(Does the case with the current son-in-law have any connection, Tan Sri? If not, don’t hesitate to meet with your son-in-law. Hopefully, the son-in-law will be found soon. 😌)

MACC claimed on Aug 9, 2023 that Muhyiddin’s son-in-law Datuk Seri Muhammad Adlan Berhan and lawyer Mansoor Saat left the country in May after being pursued by the anti-graft agency due to their connection to an investigation involving the management of foreign worker biometric data at a ministry. – Oct 18, 2023


Main photo credit: Bernama

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