New Straits Times

AirAsia: Fernandes not resigning


SEPANG: AirAsia has denied claims that AirAsia Group chief executive officer and AirAsia X co-group chief executive officer Tan Sri Tony Fernandes will be resigning to enter the financial technology (fintech) sector.

The low-cost carrier advised members of the public and media to disregard screenshot­s of a hoax Cable News Network story entitled “Tony Fernandes Leaves Air Asia, Jumps On Financial Tech” circulatin­g on social media.

“Fernandes remains committed to AirAsia and will continue to oversee its strategic direction and business operations,” it said.

Earlier, Fernandes described the news as “the best fake news”.

“Had many scams on me. This is the best fake news. The reality is (a) long way to go before I leave AirAsia, and Air-Asia is investing big in fintech. Some very valuable assets coming,” he tweeted.

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