13 Jun '18, 12pm

Malaysia's engineering capability will benefit from new national car project - prime minister Tun Mahathir

Having a new national car project would help Malaysia boost its engineering capability, according to the prime minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad in a report by Bernama . Recalling the early days of Proton, Mahathir said when the first national car project started in the 1980s, Malaysia had no knowledge on how to build cars but gradually acquired the knowledge to design, build and produce cars over time. “Unfortunately Proton has been sold to the Chinese who have been given the right to manage Proton. So Malaysia now is not making use of those skills,” he said during the conclusion of his working visit to Japan. Mahathir also added there was a need to provide opportunities for Malaysian engineers in Malaysia, and that a lot of companies had to shut down because they were unable to supply items that met the demands of the new owners or managers of Proton. “We need to revive t...

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