Incident on air asia, dodgy engine and some prayers (the prayer worked)
I'm not particularly defending Air Asia, I've had a few good flights with them, but the media has a real hatred of them for some reason.
That aircraft is rated ETOPS, all their International aircraft are - it means they can fly perfectly ok on one engine, it was simply prudent to turn back, good decision.
As for the fool who asked why they did not divert to Learmonth 25 minutes away, it's a bare bones forward deploy base with no emergency facilities and nowhere to put passengers - dickhead in other words...
The pilot did the right thing, may have over-done it a bit on the pray and I'm scared bit but everyone is different.
The one thing that I have heard about them is that their training can be a bit sketchy, not unusual with the budget carriers but I'd say he did a fine job.