AirAsia defends chief executive after regulator files police report

PHOTO: The Star/Asia News Network

KUALA LUMPUR - AirAsia Group Bhd defended Chief Executive Tony Fernandes on Tuesday after Malaysia's aviation regulator filed a police report against him for accusing it of ordering the airline to cancel extra flights during a recent election.

"AirAsia strongly refutes the police report lodged by the Malaysian Aviation Commission (Mavcom) against AirAsia Group Chief Executive Tony Fernandes," the budget carrier said in a statement.

The company added that it would co-operate with the police investigation and take all actions necessary to protect the interests of AirAsia, as well as Fernandes.

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