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Malaysia Airlines is ‘technically bankrupt’ embarking on 6,000 job purge

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By John McCarthy | Opinion editor

June 1, 2015 | 2 min read

Malaysia Airlines has announced that it is “technically bankrupt” and will be cutting over a quarter of its workforce.

Following the tragic disappearance of flight MH370 and the downing of flight MH17 over Ukraine, the company has been in a downwards spiral which resulted in its nationalisation by the government.

However, chief executive Christoph Mueller said the “the decline of performance started long before the tragic events of 2014,” in a news conference.

“We are technically bankrupt,”he added.

Mueller concluded that the troubled firm has offered jobs to 14,000 of its 20,000 members of staff. He failed to comment on whether the restructure would spark the rumoured rebrand of the airline.

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