Is someone Larry Silversteining Malaysia Airlines? #MH17 #MH370

“we took the decision to pull it” (and make a fucking huge killing on the insurance!)

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What you don’t know about Malaysia Airlines

Malaysia Airlines has been dealing with woes. Picture: Aero Icarus

Malaysia Airlines has been dealing with woes. Picture: Aero Icarus Source: Flickr

WITHIN an industry notorious for financial difficulties and irked customers, Malaysia Airlines has stood out for its years of restructurings and losses. The company now has global recognition of a far more unfavourable kind after one of its jets disappeared days ago with 239 people aboard.

There has been no suggestion that the unrelenting financial pressures faced by the airline and its 19,000 employees somehow played a role in the disappearance of flight MH370 en route from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing. But the revelation this week that the jet’s copilot allowed two female passengers to ride in the cockpit for the duration of a flight two years ago has invited scrutiny of the professionalism of top-level staff.

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Struggling, Malaysian Airline may need government bailout

SINGAPORE/KUALA LUMPUR Tue Mar 25, 2014 5:02pm EDT

A traveller stands at the viewing gallery overlooking Malaysian Airline System (MAS) aircrafts at Kuala Lumpur International Airport in Sepang outside Kuala Lumpur December 23, 2009. REUTERS/Bazuki Muhammad

A traveller stands at the viewing gallery overlooking Malaysian Airline System (MAS) aircrafts at Kuala Lumpur International Airport in Sepang outside Kuala Lumpur December 23, 2009.

Credit: Reuters/Bazuki Muhammad

(Reuters) – Even before the loss of its Flight MH370, Malaysian Airline System (MAS) (MASM.KL) was bleeding cash, prompting talk that it may need another financial rescue from state investor Khazanah Nasional Bhd, its majority shareholder.

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Malaysia Airlines Has Been Missing Profits for Years

March 24, 2014

Malaysia Airlines Has Been Missing Profits for Years

Photograph by Charles Pertwee/Bloomberg

Long before one of its Boeing (BA) jumbo jets vanished into the tropical darkness, Malaysia Airlines was struggling to find its financial footing. The carrier has lost money for more than three years, beset by high costs, a proliferation of unprofitable new flying in its network, and two low-cost rivals at its home airport in Kuala Lumpur.

 

MSHRPG – LOST campaign – “LOST Opportunities”

MSHRPG – The Marvel Superheroes Roleplaying Game – was always a favourite and I have recently gone back to it for a current comicbook project. In the process I’ve found that there’s still a small but vibrant community playing it.

It occurred to me that the more offbeat settings for the system the better, given that the original Jeff Grubb system is very robust indeed.

With that in mind I’ve begun working on a planned PDF sourcebook for LOST as a MSHRPG setting…

4 (Pr) 8 (Gd) 15 (Gd) 16 (Ex) 23 (Ex) 42 (In)

 

More soon!Lockeseason5