I would say that Malaysia Airlines has standards of SQ or CX, or sometimes, even better. The thing is with Malaysia Airlines is that, people tend to think Malaysia is a 3rd world country, which is true, and stereotypically think that they operate old and ageing equipments, which is far from true. I have travelled many times on their 744, 734 and A330 and all the time, the service and comfort level has been excellent. Ive travelled SQ many times too, and also a few times on CX, and to me personally, they are on par. Very new and well kept planes.