Recently Vietnam Airlines, the nation's flagship carrier, has been under investigation for corruption and mismanagement - allegedly purchasing indadequate cheaper short distance engines instead of the more appropriate long distance Boeings. The corruption allegation asks, where did the savings go?
The national carrier is being inspected concerning dubious equipment purchases and leasing, refusal to execute a foreign court verdict, nepotism and extravagant spending during executive business trips abroad.
On my recent "short distance" travels from Saigon to Vientiane to Chiangmai (via Luang Prubang), I felt a certain uneasiness having just read of the breaking scandal. While boarding the plane, I overheard someone joke that the plane was called "fucker". After buckling into my assigned seat, I pulled out my emergency evacuation instruction card. I realized he was wrong. It was called "Fokker". Fokk.
Posted by on June 19, 2006 1:12 PM | Permalink