TOKYO: Speaking to delegates at the 24th Nikkei Conference on the Future of Asia today, Prime Minister Tun Mahathir expressed an interest in developing a new national car which incorporates the latest clean energy technology.
“With Proton now owned by Chinese carmaker Geely, the government is keen to bail out a new struggling national carmaker,” explained patriotic struggling carmaker public fund rescue analyst, Abdullah bin Bakar,
“The PM Tun Mahathir’s next national car is expected to be a clean energy vehicle which will run 100% on taxpayer-funded, government soft loans.”
“These new pride-inducing, national cars that will be developed in partnership with a foreign partner, won’t use petrol, and will be ultimately be powered by ten turbo 1/10hp Malaysian taxpayers, propelling each vehicle along roads and highways!”
After injecting a few billion into the yet to be launched, troubled car-maker, the Ministry of Finance (MOF) hopes introduce driverless vehicles, a move experts say will compliment the customerless cars the new venture is sure to produce.