Mr. Ma also held out an olive branch to Yahoo Chief Executive Carol Bartz, who’s come under criticism as Yahoo struggles to resuscitate its business.
“Not easy for anyone to turn around a company,” Mr. Ma said. “I have a lot of respect for people trying to turn around a company like Carol. It’s not an easy job.”
When people like Ma aren't honest and transparent about their business dealings, the common refrain from these people is that it's too "complicated" for the average person to understand. How about telling the truth. Then it won't be so complicated.
I hope that someone will buy out Yahoo and get some value for the shareholders, which the current management hasn't done. Maybe the Chinese government will just transfer Yahoo to them and leave the shareholders holding the bag, as it has been since Yang refused the Microsoft deal.