Back to the future: Mahathir Mohamad has raised the possibility of a new national car project, putting behind him the mixed fortunes of his previous initiative, Proton. Photo: Bloomberg
Jonathan Mantle
Opinion

Opinion

On Reflection by Jonathan Mantle

With China no longer aboard, Mahathir opens new chapter in Saga of the Malaysian People’s Car

The prime minister’s plans to revive Malaysia’s national car project is about more than just an automobile: it is about face, and one man’s enduring obsession with legacy

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Back to the future: Mahathir Mohamad has raised the possibility of a new national car project, putting behind him the mixed fortunes of his previous initiative, Proton. Photo: Bloomberg
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