Hoax Report: Tony Fernandes’ Resignation from AirAsia

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Fernandes tweeted “best fake news” on him.

AirAsia Bhd has strongly denied claims that AirAsia Group CEO and AirAsia X Co-Group CEO Tan Sri Tony Fernandes will be resigning to enter the financial technology sector.

In a statement today, the budget carrier advised the public and media to disregard screenshots of a hoax CNN story entitled ‘Tony Fernandes Leaves Air Asia, Jumps On Financial Tech’ circulating on social media.

It said Fernandes remained committed to AirAsia and would continue to oversee its strategic direction and business operations.

Earlier, Fernandes tweeted that: “Had many scams on me. This is the best fake news. The reality is (a) long way to go before I leave AirAsia, and AirAsia is investing big in Fintech. Some very valuable assets coming”.