Govt needs clear plan for local car industry, says IDEAS

Prime Minister Dr Mahathir Mohamad has accused the previous Barisan Nasional government of neglecting the local car industry, and failing to protect Proton from unfair foreign competition. – EPA pic, July 31, 2018.

PUTRAJAYA needs a clear plan for Malaysia’s automotive industry, said the Institute for Democracy and Economic Affairs (IDEAS).

Its economist, Adli Amirullah, said while IDEAS supports the proposal for another national car project, it is concerned that government involvement may hamper competitiveness.

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