Shut up or we sue, MAHB tells AirAsia

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PETALING JAYA: Malaysia Airports Holdings Berhad (MAHB) has warned AirAsia to take down “inaccurate and misleading articles” on the budget airline’s website, as well as stop issuing further statements critical of the airport authority.

In its letter of demand, MAHB and its subsidiary Malaysia Airports (Sepang) Sdn Bhd said it wanted AirAsia Berhad and AirAsia X Berhad, and their respective CEOs Riad Asmat and Benyamin Ismail to “cease and desist immediately from making further false, inaccurate and misleading statements” about MAHB.

“While Malaysia Airports takes no issue with AirAsia informing its shareholders of the progress and status of court suits in accordance with the law, AirAsia has overstepped its boundaries by publishing false, inaccurate and misleading statements in the media aimed at damaging the reputation of Malaysia Airports,” said MAHB, adding that it reserved the right to take legal action.

It said as the dispute between the two companies was before the courts, there was no need for AirAsia to “make disparaging remarks about Malaysia Airports”.