PETALING JAYA - Malaysia Airlines (MAS) denies that it waived RM17,000 (S$5,800) in excess baggage charges for Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak and his family and says the total check-in luggage for the trip was well within the allowed limit.
It was reported that allegations had arisen on social media that excess baggage charges of RM17,071.85 were waived for the former prime minister and his family when they flew to Pulau Langkawi for a holiday recently.
The airline said that generally, when passengers check-in as a group, all baggage may be combined and tagged under one name, and this would appear on the system as excess baggage.
"In this particular case, the group's total checked-in baggage was well within the allowable limit.
"Malaysia Airlines observes a strict policy on excess baggage and can confirm that no waivers were given," they said in a statement on Thursday (June 21).