MALAYSIA-PEROTIGA: REINVENTING THE WHEEL
The New Straits Times-Aug 8
There is something about Proton that gets people excited, for good and bad. Perhaps it is the car. Perhaps it is the man behind the car. After all, Proton was the brainchild of Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad. As a national carmaker, Proton enjoyed government support in terms of taxes and protective measures. And these some economists were disturbed about. So were other carmakers. And understandably so. But the fact remains: at one point in time, Proton was a market leader with 75 per cent of the country’s auto sales.
First published in: The New Straits Times