Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak rounded up his two-day visit to Sabah on Monday (May 7) returning to Kuala Lumpur on a special AirAsia jet sporting Barisan Nasional’s (BN’s) election slogan “Hebatkan Negaraku” (Make my country greater).
In a series of photographs posted on Najib’s Facebook page, the BN chairman posed for photographs with Sabah BN leaders, as well as AirAsia Group CEO Tony Fernandes, on the tarmac with the Airbus A330-300 aircraft in the background before the flight.
He was accompanied by Sabah deputy chief ministers Joseph Pairin Kitingan and Yahya Hussin, state secretary Sukarti Wakiman and other senior government officers.
Photos circulating on other social media pages such as Tamizhar Media also showed flight attendants ditch their regular red uniforms for blue ones instead, which is BN’s official colour.
Red is the official colour of former prime minister Dr Mahathir Mohamad’s party Bersatu.
In a YouTube video posted on Sunday, Fernandes praised the current Malaysian government for helping AirAsia become one of the biggest international brands in the world over the past decade.
He said in the three-minute clip: “I believe the Prime Minister put the people first and allowed AirAsia to grow despite opposition from all over the place.”