Minister of International Trade and Industry Muhyiddin Yassin says the ministry is studying the 2006 National Automotive Policy (NAP) before making fresh recommendations by end of the year.
Good move, sir. We just hope that Proton will be one of the agendas. For almost 10 years now, Proton is being treated like a second-class citizen.
Sad to say that Proton, once the pride of the nation, is now losing its grip on the domestic market. Should this situation continues, it will eventually become history.
Or, will one of the fresh proposals is to permit another KIA-like operation to start in Malaysia so that it, too, can be awarded the 'national car' status?
The government should give this a deep consideration. Proton is the heart of our automobile industry. We already lost Perodua to the foreigners.
Many Proton vendors, too, (mostly Bumiputeras) have closed shop due to mistreatment of market-share and the influx of foreign spare parts.
Please find ways to relive them, will you Tan Sri?
What else do we have to let go?