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MALAYSIA-ISLAMIC CARS
(2007-11-12)
(wgvu) - - MALAYSIAN NATIONAL CARMAKER PROTON
SAYS IT PLANS TO TEAM UP WITH COMPANIES IN IRAN AND TURKEY TO
PRODUCE "ISLAMIC CARS" FOR THE GLOBAL MARKET.
THE PROPOSAL FOR THE ISLAMIC CAR CAME FROM IRAN.
PROTON EXECUTIVE SYED ZAINAL ABIDIN SAYS THE CARS WILL HAVE A
COMPASS TO DETERMINE THE DIRECTION OF MECCA FOR PRAYERS AND
COMPARTMENTS FOR STORING THE QURAN AND HEADSCARVES.
THE STATE-OWNED PROTON IS AGGRESSIVELY SEEKING TO RAISE EXPORTS
AND BOOST SALES AS ITS DOMESTIC MARKET SHARE FELL TO 23 PERCENT,
FROM ABOUT 60 PERCENT FIVE YEARS AGO.
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