11 Jun '18, 2am

Malaysia aspires to build another national car - Tun M

Malaysia aspires to build another national car - Tun M

Prime minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad says that Malaysia has aspirations to start a new national car project . Speaking at the 24th International Conference on The Future of Asia, or Nikkei Conference, in Japan earlier this morning, he said that the aim is to undertake this project in partnership with countries across the region. He was asked about Geely’s investment in Proton, and explained that since the automaker had gone the Chinese route, it was no longer a national car. “The national car must be owned by Malaysians. At the very beginning we had a very small investment from Japan, from Mitsubishi Motor Corporation and Mitsubishi Corporation, and eventually we were able to manage on our own, but now the company (Proton) has been sold to a Chinese company, (and) it is no longer a national car,” he said. “Our ambition is to start another national car, perhaps with some ...

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