Proton Saga cars on the assembly line in Shah Alam. Malaysia’s former prime minister, Mahathir Mohamad, called the car a ‘symbol of Malaysians as a dignified people’. Photo: AFP

The Proton Saga: why would Malaysia sell its ‘symbol of dignity’ to China?

An automobile that former prime minister Mahathir Mohamad described as ‘a symbol of Malaysians as a dignified people’ – and once voted ‘Man of the year’ – looks set for Chinese ownership in a saga that may run and run

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Proton Saga cars on the assembly line in Shah Alam. Malaysia’s former prime minister, Mahathir Mohamad, called the car a ‘symbol of Malaysians as a dignified people’. Photo: AFP
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