Malaysia Airlines to cut 6,000 jobs, de-list in $1.9 bln restructuring

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KUALA LUMPUR - Malaysia Airlines , the country's loss-making flag carrier, will cut 30 percent of its workforce as part of a sweeping restructuring that will cost 6 billion ringgit ($1.90 billion), majority investor Khazanah Nasional [KHAZA.UL] said.

UPDATE 1-Malaysia Airlines to cut 6,000 jobs, de-list in $1.9 bln restructuring

* Aims to return to profitability within 3 years of de-listing (Adds comments from Khazanah's managing director, background)

1:29pm IST

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