KUALA LUMPUR, June 21 — Malaysia Airlines denied today waiving excess baggage fees of over RM17,000 for former prime minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak’s family on their Langkawi trip.
The national carrier said when passengers check in as a group, all baggage can be combined and tagged under one name, which would appear on the system as excess baggage.
“In this particular case, the group’s total checked-in baggage was well within the allowable limit.
“Malaysia Airlines observes a strict policy on excess baggage and can confirm that no waivers were given,” Malaysia Airlines said in a statement.
Of two photos that went viral, one showed a flight passenger itinerary with Najib and his family on board a Malaysia Airlines flight to Langkawi from Kuala Lumpur.
Among those listed were Najib’s wife Datin Seri Rosmah Mansor, son Norashman Najib, daughter Nooryana Najwa Najib and her husband Daniyar Kessibayev, stepson Riza Shahriz Abdul Aziz and grandson Adam Razak.
Another photo showed the excess baggage fee of RM17,071.85 being waived after the total weight exceeded by 535kg.