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Malaysia Airlines shares to be suspended amid tie-up doubt-sources
KUALA LUMPUR |
KUALA LUMPUR May 1 (Reuters) - Shares of Malaysian Airline System (MAS) will be suspended from trading on Wednesday due to a pending corporate announcement, two sources said on Tuesday.
One of the sources said Malaysia Airlines was expected to announce the cancellation of plans for a share swap with budget carrier AirAsia. Both of the sources have direct knowledge of the proposed deal.
The proposed $364 million tie-up has encountered strong resistance from the 20,000-strong MAS union, which voiced concern that the deal resembled a takeover by AirAsia founder Tony Fernandes and his brand of aggressive cost cutting. (Reporting by Yantoultra Ngui; editing by Stuart Grudgings)
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