Aviation Malaysian PM says AirAsia CEO Tony Fernandes stepped aside temporarily, downplays probe Updated : February 06, 2020 08:33 PM IST AirAsia founder and CEO Tony Fernandes and company executive chairman Kamarudin Meranun deny allegations of misconduct. AirAsia said Fernandes and Kamarudin would step aside temporarily while the issue is investigated further. Airbus agreed to pay $4 billion in fines to regulators to settle the case, but the scandal was further illuminated by Britain's Serious Fraud Office. Subscribe to Moneycontrol PRO at just Rs.33/- per month for the first year. Use code SUPERPRO. Limited period offer. Available on Web and Android.