Tuesday, June 05, 2007

If You Really Love Her, Let Her Go...

Proton will only perish with persistent interference and economically-detrimental nationalistic demands by the Malaysian Government

For the financial year ending Mar 31 2007, Proton Holdings Bhd's revenue dropped 37% to RM4.9bil from RM7.8bil the previous year. In addition it posted a whopping net loss of RM591.4mil against a profit of RM46.7mil previously.

That's not all the bad news. Proton has seen its market share slide to 32% from 40% in 2005. Its market share was as high as 60% at the start of the decade. Car sales dropped by 46.1% from 214,373 in 2002 to 115,538 units in 2006.

Its cash has dwindled from RM3 billion at year-end 2004 to an estimated RM500 million at present.

According to industry officials, there is an estimated RM12 billion worth of unsold used cars in the country and Proton dealers may be the most affected. Seven out of ten are losing money and they are all looking to the government for help.

Financial Analysts were unanimous when they summarised that core operations “will remain weak”. In other words, Proton is in dire straits and is in desperate need of a knight in shining armour.

Unfortunately for Proton, its best chance of recovery, that is through a strategic investment from an established foreign partner is hampered by persistent and inconsistent political interference from the Malaysian Government.

It must have been shocking for the global financial and investment community to hear the Prime Minister decree that he has “made the decision that since Volkswagen is not interested in the proposal that Proton wants in terms of the equity participation but they want cooperation in some other form, Proton can begin to talk to others.”

Proton Holdings Bhd is probably the only publicly listed car manufacturing company in the world in which the prime minister himself, who doesn't hold any management position in the company, who does not sit on its board of directors, and who has no previous working experience in the automotive sector, gives executive instructions.

On whether there was a need to revamp the top management of Proton, Datuk Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi claimed that: “They have to do whatever is necessary.” He even added that “they have to turn around. They cannot be going on making losses.”

However on the very next day, Abdullah's very own deputy, Datuk Seri Najib Razak contradicted him when the latter said that “any potential partner had to realise that Proton would never be allowed to fall under foreign control.”

A collaboration "must be in line with our thinking and our position, otherwise there cannot be an agreement. What this means is that we will not simply hand over Proton, we have our stand that a prospective strategic partner must accept," Najib was quoted saying.

Based on the state of affairs at our pioneering national car company, we are in no position to negotiate terms with strong, established foreign partners who have shown an interest in Proton. Persistent seemingly-nationalistic concerns is not only a turn off to potential suitors, it will weaken our negotiating position over time as Proton will only bleeds further. Hence, such 'nationalistic' concerns will backfire on the country's pride and economy.

As it stands, nearly six months of negotiations with French car giant PSA Peugeot-Citroen for an alliance collapsed in March while talks with Mitsubishi of Japan have also been unsuccessful. In addition, it has so far missed two self-imposed deadlines to find a partner for Proton. Previous rounds of talks with Volkswagen broke down a few times after Proton rejected what it said were "inappropriate" plans by the German carmaker to exert control over Malaysian firm.

When the managing director of Proton, 45-year old Dato' Syed Zainal Abidin Tahir was quoted as saying a year ago that: “I’m a Malaysian first and a businessman second. I’m not a civil servant, but part of my job is a social and national obligation I have to adhere to”, he demonstrated his equally misguided sense of nationalism.

Both our national leaders as well as the managing director of Proton needs to understand that long term national interests is best served via a cost-efficient, competitive and technologically innovative organisation. When the company prospers, not only will the thousands of employees in the company enjoy its benefits, the multiplier and knock on effects on the rest of the industry as well as to the country will be immense and immeasurable.

To achieve such excellence, if the cost is the control of Proton, then so be it, for it will serve our long term national interest. After all, these foreign financially strong and established automotive companies are not going to be foolish enough to inject funds and technology into a failing company if it doesn't get to change its management or reap its just rewards.

Hence for Malaysia, owning a smaller stake in a “cost-efficient, competitive and technologically innovative” company is certainly preferable, whether from a nationalistic or economic perspective, to owning the entire stake in an inefficient, cash strapped, loss-making and technologically backward company.

Therefore, for Proton to prosper again, it is absolutely critical for the Government to stop meddling with the future of the company by making short-sighted and detrimental demands. It is missing the woods for the trees.

The government should also take a holistic view by focusing on Proton's cost-efficiency and competitiveness, instead of taking ineffective and ultimately wasteful stop-gap short term measures.

For example, a proposal was made whereby cars which are 15 years and older may be scrapped for a RM5,000 voucher funded in part or in full by the Government to be used as a down payment for a new or used national car. Or when Proton requested for an additional RM16 million on top of RM10 million it has already received to 'subsidise' Proton dealerships. Or when Deputy minister of international trade and industry Datuk Hj Ahmad Husni told the Parliament that the government was prepared to dish
out a further RM50 million to 'help' Proton improve its competitiveness earlier this year.

These are the very reasons why a spoon-fed Proton has not been competitive globally or even locally after 23 years. The Government should stop its interference immediately and let Proton find the best strategic partner for itself. The exercise should be judged not by short term national interest, hampered not by self-defeating pride but decided purely through commercial and competitive factors.

For as they say, “if you really love her, set her free...”

83 comments:

Daily Nibbler said...

Am puzzled why after two three years since AAB took over from Tun, he could not turn it around. The buck stop at him not anybody else. By now, Proton is only fit to be 'lelong'ed to a suitor cuz it has lost its bargaining power. Can't help but feel that Proton's predicament is pre-meditated - so that it could be sold for a song.

Lelong, lelong!...

Anonymous said...

This is just another illustration of the consequence of over-protecting the malays and not letting them to work hard on their own. If the car has no quality, then Proton should drop the price by 20-50% if it's to survive. Otherwise, invest on R&D to improve the car quality by recruitting the best enginners (with no race policy). It seems what the their R&D team does is "Rehat & Duduk" and continue to burden the country and it's people. This proves that NEP is not helping the malays to improve themselves. What a shame!

Anonymous said...

In one of the famous Mr Bean comedy series, I saw they use a Proton car.....

That is 'free publicity' for proton

Anonymous said...

If the management team of Proton is incapable of making profit for the company, why don't the government replace them with a more capable one regadless of race? It's because we are short of talents? Or it's becuase it's a policy of UMNO to burden the country by creating the iron rice bowl for the malays even though they have failed miserably? needless to say, you know, I know...

Anonymous said...

saya tak heran mengapa kereta proton tak laku. Dahulu saya pernah memiliki proton. Belum sempat keluar kawasan proton dah rosak, walau pun di tingkap kaca nya sebut telah tersebut kereta itu telah lulus pemeriksaan.

Anonymous said...

The idea of developing the automotive industry has proved to be a burden to the people, especially in the Klang Valley area. The increase in cars on the road has caused massive jams on the road - waste of time, enegy, petrol, and exacerbates global warming. More cars also means more toll roads and more blood sucking from the sure-earn-money toll companies. It's time to close down the automotive industry (unless it can sell the cars to overseas like Japan) and develop efficient public transportation system to end our suffer.

Who am I? said...

Erm erm... I think Proton would be allowed to fail so that more profits can be earned by the AP guys... conspiracy theory, maybe?

Anonymous said...

Close shop to cut loss is the most sensible move right now !

Anonymous said...

The national pride is just an excuse used by the gov to hide the fact that a lot of its cronies risk closing businesses if proton collapses.

Anonymous said...

At the present trend now with very few new proton cars on the road and lesser in the future, what choice has the Company or the government have?

I suggest proton company follow the business tactics of hypernarkets:

BUY ONE PROTON GET ANOTHER PROTON FREE!

BUY TWO PROTONS GET THREE PROTONS FREE!

BUY THREE PROTONS GET FIVE PROTONS FREE!

BUY FOUR PROTONS GET THE WHOLE PROTON FACTORY FREE!

BUY FIVE PROTONS GET PROTON FACTORY AND EON DISTRIBUTION FREE

Anonymous said...

Typically there'll be a racial slant to poke fun at the Malays. Its a reverse psychology, the more you do it the stronger my support to KJ and gang.
On a more serious note let this be a turning point of having less car on the road, meaning even heftier tax on all other cars on the premise on environmental impact . After all upgrading and changing of cars is really a waste of money

Anonymous said...

To anoymous 4:34 pm,

Protong is a racial/political basket case regardless of whether you admit it or not.

But then your kind has never been the logical type anyway, only know how to tonjol your keris when things don't go your way.

Anonymous said...

anon 5:19 can we agree to say no to car worship?.
And looks like we can also agree that racism is a fact . I won't give an inch and neither will you? Go on ridicule the Malays and praise the dap gods.
Provoke us so that that the keris will also fly. No I am against violence - why not just do like what your forefathers and many of your kind are doing right now - migrate where you think welcomes you . We don't need development where only you alone benefit

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Anonymous said...

Tks Tony.
lucylee

Anonymous said...

To anoymous 4:34 pm,

Whether this is racial or not, you know it pretty well deep in you whether our car industry is doing it good.

Why can't we enhance our local cars? Do we deliver our orders on time? 1 month, 2 months, 3 months and more...no specific time line given.

Every month, vendors don't know how many cars will be distributed to them. How can they promise to the customers? - I am a victim, my order has been pending for 3 months, and I am still waiting!

Proton should "close door", not because of national image. It's more on the competitiveness to the world market. We can't beat them because we are not discipline as other car makers.

If we don't stand up and work hard for it. Don't blame others. Look into the mirror...

Anonymous said...

To anoymous 4:34 pm,

Don't be fooled by KJ or keris-muddin. They are just using your people to achieve what they want.

KJ dun study in local uni. Keris-muddin sent his kids overseas.

If they really love M'sia. Show us leadership by example.

Wake up, dude...

Anonymous said...

Hi Anony 7:53,

leadership by example?

Tony go to Raffles Institution and Raffles Junior College in S'pore before Oxford.

make big money in NASDEQ then join DAP then make funny about Malay

This is good example ma...

Anonymous said...

Proton P&L is nothing new, just when the Goverment want let go this stone only. If the company keep losing money just sold it off to somebody who have the capable to run the business disregard the skin of colour or nationalities.

Anonymous said...

Hi people, TP is only human, make money to insure his and family future and to hell with the rest the mess that he cause. The articles placed in the blog is such to provoke , right?

Anonymous said...

Anonymous 5:29 pm said...

"And looks like we can also agree that racism is a fact . I won't give an inch and neither will you? Go on ridicule the Malays and praise the dap gods.
Provoke us so that that the keris will also fly. No I am against violence - why not just do like what your forefathers and many of your kind are doing right now - migrate where you think welcomes you . We don't need development where only you alone benefit"

Those who tell fellow Malaysians to migrate should be the ones who need to do just that.

Malaysia will be much better off without you ketuanan leeches around.

Anonymous said...

Hah anon 10:50pm at it again with name-calling when he/she is lost for words. I am suggesting a solution which is btw universal. You are not wanted and you are not happy, so why not leave? No malice intended here whatsoever

Anonymous said...

ya anon 10:59,

10:50 can say anything here,
LKY sure love him very much if he is in S'pore,
There are still a lot of empty space in the list of "unwanted person" in S'pore.

May be Malaysia should follow LKY how to handle these people

good luck

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Anonymous said...

Anonymous 10:59 pm said...
"Hah anon 10:50pm at it again with name-calling when he/she is lost for words. I am suggesting a solution which is btw universal. You are not wanted and you are not happy, so why not leave? No malice intended here whatsoever"

You don't read very well, do you?

I am staying - got a problem with that?

Those who tell others to leave should be the ones leaving first.

Go ahead - the straits of malacca beckons.

Anonymous said...

Anon 12:19 am, this is Tanah Melayu man. No need to migrate. But you there's no cultural affinity at all - what we term as 'bangsa merempat'. so just do what is most honourable - we dont want you and you are not happy nor will ever be. adios vamoose

Unknown said...

Hi guys,

Thanks for visiting and leaving your comments.

However I'll appreciate it if you could stick to the debate on the subject and less on fighting a meaningless anonymous war of words (both ends of the spectrum). There are really no prizes available here for producing the most vindictive or racial snipes (again, both ways).

Thanks!

Tony

Anonymous said...

Tony, you are having a real hard time for your earlier remarks. These hooligans who can't fight openly under the sun have to resort to posting racist remarks here and then put the blame to your readers and YOU for promoting instability among the people. I am pretty sure that all those remarks are posted by only one or two person at the order of someone (make a smart guess and you will know). All the chains and they will have the authority (or rather excuse) to bury you forever.

Please be careful while dealing with them.

Anonymous said...

Tony,

I have a suggestion, please delete all the racist remarks here, in particular from one racist troll who's been goading you about making racial statements and telling others to vamoose.

BBC said...

Proton's image has been severely damaged.Warren Buffet,the world richest investor,once reminded all his CEO that Berkshire Hathaway can afford to lose billions of dollar but cannot afford to lose its reputation.
Once a company's reputation is damaged,it is very hard to gain back customers' confidence and trust.I personally think that the best way is to do what a GLC bank has recently done. Merge with a foreign bank to create a new image. In my opinion,customers are on top of the board of directors.Without customers' confidence on the company,it is useless to have the biggest,tallest,most beautiful,most expensive buildings.Some of the above mentioned opinions are excerpts from a great Chinese businessman's book.

Anonymous said...

i agree with jonh tans' view that protons' image has taken a severe beating over the pst decade. maybe proton has taken their customers for granted by dishing out 20 year old models with 25 year old technology? or perhaps maybe these are the models that sells the best?
i.e. malaysians want it cheapest, dont care about safety or quality.

but all in all, it is quite unfair for Proton to ask for bailout from the government due to their inability to stay in the black. i mean, these are taxpayers' money to the government. its no point in keep pumping in money to keep the company going for prides sake when the company is not doing anything concrete to turn things around.

if we cannot turn it around, perhaps others can, and it will be a bigger shame if proton ceases to operate even with massive bailouts and buyouts in the future.

Anonymous said...

Hi Tony , racist remarks are very depressing to read. I am more guarded when dealing with the other kind now. It hapened before butnow I am definite I will not deal with them where possible. You are now deleting posts by trolls that don't agrre with your kind, but you should e brave nough to deletethose antiMalay snipes. Can you do it?

Anonymous said...

anon 1:19pm what do you expect from this blog . This is DAP territory and not SIL. TP teach these natives to behave and listen, haah previously a white man's burden and its ours. Creae another little china - good idea

Anonymous said...

Speak your mind racists instead of sweeping under the carpet. Good job TP you bring the voice from the ground .... and into the grave when tongkang meets keris. I will watch from the sideline - kiasu ma!

Anonymous said...

TP, enough of this racist remarks we are going nowhere but down the bloody path in no time. You started this so pl stop it and apologise

Unknown said...

Hi guys,

Let me request politely again, that we get back to the civil world.

As for Anon 1.19, I'm deleting all posts with unacceptable racial remarks i.e., both ways. In fact, I believe that I've deleted more of those "antiMalay" snipes than anything else. I completely disagree with those, and they do not promote rational and reasonable discussion.

Similarly, I don't function from a perspective of 'your kind' vs 'my kind'. It's a terrible and unacceptable manner to view the problems facing our country today. I only operate from a single perspective, that is, what is good for the nation, and the 'Malaysian kind'.

But yes, I may just have to heighten the censorship, which I'm much loathe to do, should this meaningless racial jibes (both ways) persist.

Tony

Anonymous said...

OK Tony, its hard really to defend my honour with the vicious onslaught of the you know who kind. Things will never be the same anyway as I have woken up to the reality and have found answers as to why things are this way or that all these years. I'll know what to do and so will the rest I'm sure.

Anonymous said...

Dear anon 403,

we are unable to dictate the abuses thrown and hurled at us, but we can dictate the response we give unto others.

if i have been a victim of racism (and detest it so), do i then treat others as how i was treated? will you solve the problem of hatred by hating others? it takes strenght to be gentle and kind my friend!

Anonymous said...

haiya Tony 3:47,

mau tipu ka?

berapa banyak posting kasi hantam KJ you sudah delete, itu macam-macam busuk punya nama kasi sama KJ lu kasi parking sana lama you punya blok. Lagi lu cakap banyak 'anti malay" u padam.

Lu boleh tipu olang satu kali ma, dua kali pun boleh. Tiga kali tak boleh ma, olang sudah chop lu kaki tipu ma.....

Anonymous said...

anon 437, to be gentle and kind don't work all these years, so I am going on plan B - keep my distance but if they cross my way I will deal with them the way I can. I tested with taxi drivers a Malay and indian, they are for me. So I have company

Francis Foo said...

This blog is pathetic...it's promoting racial sentiment..Maybe i'm too young for this cultural shock. Close down this place for goodness..

Anonymous said...

Proton should find a local partner such as Boon Siew Motor or Hong Leong Industries because only our local people understand our local problem better. If you really love her, you don't care which local partner you pull in so long as they can make things work. "Black cat or white cat so long as cat can catch mice is good cat". If you love your country why care if they are Chinese? Indians? or Dayaks? If you really love her, just let her go...

Anonymous said...

Pl what has Boon Siew or Hong Leong to do with making cars - they are at most selling cars, with some assembly operations. And why are we still harping on the race factor here. I thought we are cleverer than those politicians in seeking out solutions!

Anonymous said...

Why don't we sell proton for RM 1?

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Anonymous said...

With anon 11'15pm around, no wonder TP is the best brain among his dap blog supporters.
p.s who is lucy lee?

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Anonymous said...

To Francis Foo & other readers as well,

I agree that this blog is more provocative without being constuctive with regards to racism.

But again this is the downside(or perhaps a prelude to a benefit somewhere beyond the rainbow) of a fress press. We want it, and this is what we get. Can you handle it? I think you can. Can I handle it? Yes I can. But can everyone handles it? Not so sure about that. Would you prefer a fully sanitized version of editiorial like what we have circulating in paper form?

The upside is this : This is one chance for all of us to really see what would happen if there is no censorship in the paper press. Can the common man on the street (both Chinese and Malays and not forgetting the Indians and other bumiputeras) handle this sort of accusation (vindictive or otherwise)?

The second upside : it is a good opportunity for everyside to express their discontent and their true view of each other.

If the Chinese really view the Malay as so-and-so, perhaps the rational reaction from the Malay is not to accord them equal rights for the fear that perhaps given too much power, the Chinese might propose the "Final Solution". What I am getting at is this : If we really wanted to achieve beyond our current political stalemate, both sides will have to hold rational and detached discussion - not heated rhetoric aimed at hurting.

Anonymous said...

"...both sides will have to hold rational and detached discussion - not heated rhetoric aimed at hurting..."

But what if one party is not rational and tends to provoke the other? Even a simple statement by Tony aiming to right the wrong of government (and supported by facts and figures) can be turned into a racist remark by that SIL. This further invites the rest (and i mean everyone) to jump on the ship and lament their anger against each other. SO WHO STARTED ALL THESE? SO WHO IS IRRATIONAL? Do you think Tony shouldn't have pointed out the government's weaknesses in the first place? Or is it that SIL that play up the issue?

Have a deep breath, sit down and think rationally. You will get the big picture of why Malaysians are still Malays, Chinese, Indians, Ibans, Kadazans, and etc.

Anonymous said...

To Anoy 2:26am.

I think you are too far with your rhetorics. Please stay with facts and not veer into the realm of the Nazis or racial supremacist.

There's nothing wrong with genes with any race! Slacking or laziness is not only seen in a certain race. It is however, very tough for anyone to willingly give up previledges that a person has enjoyed for a long time. It would take a lot of courage and morality to know what is right and what is wrong. For example, the apartheid regime in South Africa, or the US which manage to change from a country that supported slavery of Africans to one which could have a "black" president in the future.

Granted that international pressure was instrumental in changing South Africa. I would look forward to the day that Malaysia would be able to value every citizens as equal.

Anonymous said...

thats right penghulu. from what i gather here, most ppl here just want to complain and nag about racist this and racist that, failing to see that they have become what they hated.

Anonymous said...

How can we comment?

No matter constructive the comment will be taken negatively by KJ and the gang.

I see only status quo and mediocrity in the land..

Real sorry to say!

"...both sides will have to hold rational and detached discussion - not heated rhetoric aimed at hurting..."

Never mind about other privileges..
For a start, I never understand only our Bumi brothers can enjoy the 5 to 7 percent of discounts when buying new properties...

Why?

I am a fresh grad and I pay tax just like everyone else...

Why can't I enjoy the discounts ??????

Do you how much the quantum is? It could be whopping RM30 to 40K of additional housing loan...

Answer that please!

Anonymous said...

Proton problem have nothing to do with race, the problem come from poor management, just change the management, get CEO from Ford, Nissan, Honda or Toyata. Problem solve, everyone will be happy.

Anonymous said...

The management team of Proton can't be replaced as they are UMNO's cronies. The UMNO government is happier to see Proton losing money (then cover the losses using our tax money) than sacking their cronies...who cares as long as the money does not come from their own pockets. This is a fact no one can deny.

Francis Foo said...

To Pengulu,

If we make a consturctive comment without touching or targeting certain races, we don't have to censor the media. TP and others are wrong when they seem like nothing to do after had their meal by making provocative and racially bias comment. Please,i'm only a teengaer of this nation and I love peace. I enjoyed my time mixing around with others regardless of their race in my national service camp. Don't inculcate hatred among various races in this country. Peace....50 years is long enough. Cut it out...

Anonymous said...

Yes, you are right, fracis foo,
we support your comment 100%,
so please vote for DAP, the only multi-racial party in Malaysia.

Anonymous said...

Nice to hear a teenager who is colour blind. There is hope for the future Malaysia but the fathers must learn to accept the current landscape

Anonymous said...

Oooo.... TP your parang is chopping up our comments. Can understand you censoring vulgarities and racist remarks but not cold hard truths! You will be no different from the printed media selecting only those that conform to your thinking

Anonymous said...

Dear anon 1226am,

do you think by leaving inflammatory remarks (that does nothing contructive) will help the purpose of nation building?

there are just a couple of bored ppl out there making silly statements (from both sides), and i agree with TP that they have no part in a blog meant for discussions of national issue (for all point of views).

it is sad that ppl misunderstand the role of the opposition party. the job is to comment and slam the government esp if they believe its the wrong move.

it compunds this confusion when the DAP is represented by a chinese face, and ppl misunderstand that its a party for the chinese. the last time i remember, lim guan eng went to prison to defend a malay lady who was victimised. will any BN ppl do that for justice? they cannot even do the right moral thing without first looking into party lines.

Anonymous said...

Hi anon 11:37 quite agree with you on this but don't read too far on one action or good deed - it may not be from the heart but a mere strategy? As I said earlier selective censorship is akin to misinformation and thus no better than the conventional media. On the other hand censor the vulgarities and the racists.

Unknown said...

if she does not return... then, it's not meant to be...

Anonymous said...

DAP helps all ethnic, unlike BN component parties that are selfish and centered on their own ethnic. DAP is indeed a multi-racial party but still, that doesn't make them a better leader.

Anonymous said...

Tell proton i love her....
Tell proton i need her....
I will never let her die....
Even if it cost Malaysia's life....

Anonymous said...

on the 9th april 1965, Lee Kuan Yew said, because you treat a people as different, they will remain different.
how can you ask someone who has been enjoying a free house to stay for 50 years to leave? he is comfortable inside the aircon room, watching ESPN, drinking his kopi ais and people outside ask him to leave? 50 years la braders.
blame our forefathers who for the sake of merdeka, wanted to compromise this and that.
by the way, i have a waja and just nice nice 2 years after warranty end, my cd player is now spoilt. whats next? power window? shock absorbers? door handle? go to the SC, they tell you, bang, ni kan proton?
yes, i bought a proton not cuz i damn love them, cuz that was all i can afford that looks like a half decent car.
im beginning to regret it.
if some say there is racial bashing here, go and google and go to some malay blogs when im called a yellow bas nombor 3..
i've been called cina bodoh and ahpek by them all my life, what did i do? i just kept quiet and knowing not all of this people are racist.
i just hope that it was the majority...

Anonymous said...

anon 430 its ok and acceptable to called apek or pendatang for that matter. I heard somewhere even our Deputy PM waived his kriss to bath it in chi... blood. So its ok ,ok

Anonymous said...

Wahh Deputy PM also do that aah. Last time Hisamudn show kriss. You all tatak takut kaa? Tanah busat kasi tolong!!!

Anonymous said...

Budak Hisham tu mana ada gune. Kalo bukan bapak dia PM ketiga, dia masih main guli di kampung tau laa.....

Sama jugak dengan budak Najib, langsung tak macam bapak dia Si Razak yang begitu smart.

Anonymous said...

Lim Kit Siang la orang paling berjasa di Malaysia, dia buat guli bagi depa leka main....
Bila depa leka main guli tak dak duit nak makan, Lim Kit Siang & Lim Guan Eng beli lah tanah depa,
Dapat kat Tony dia bukak Company jual kat China Hong Kong, terlopong la budak-budak yang main guli tu..

Anonymous said...

Saya ingat budak main guli tu dapat sikit saham dari MITI?

Anonymous said...

adalah sikit dapat kot,

Itu pun kena kapor sama Dato Wong, dia terpaksa jual sama dato Wong, kalau tak dato Wong tak mau kasi jual gula dan beras! Atau dia kasi George Soros raid itu company bagi saham jatuh berderupppppp

Anonymous said...

aiyaa, orang kuat pun lugi. Saya duduk kampung tadak saham tapi bili itu belas gula manyak mahai lo

Anonymous said...

Apa pasat taktak mahai, Itu AP gula talak olang mau bising sebab Latuk Kuok seorang pegang. Kalau itu AP gula Tan Sri Ali ka dato Ahmad mesti Tony kasi hanttam habit punya...

itu pasal mesti undi DAP. kasi semua harta sama LKS anak cucu ma..

Anonymous said...

Aiyaa bahasa baku lu manyak bagut Itu IDR kasi sama LKS dia misti boleh maju sama singapula ka?

Anonymous said...

misti boleh lo, sana IDS kasi amoi tanah busat mali lo, musti bisnis manyak bagut, olang mali mau amoi lo mau yam seng... air tatak manyak pakai lo, berak cuci pakai tolet roll lo...cost ala murah maa

Anonymous said...

Waa ini apa punya mahasa, manyak bagut semua olang paham - sikola cina mali ka?

Anonymous said...

Tony, are we dealing with some way-to-free self-centered jobless nerd here? He is talking to himself!

Anonymous said...

AAh low stress but cynical jibes, but don't overdo. Or is it a demonstration of frustration over these crafty people?

Chin Wan said...

The Proton story reminds me of Ford. Ford in the US is some what similiar to what Proton is in Malaysia. A recent article in Business Week depicts that picture and how Ford is slowly turning around, by removing any emotional attachment for the company being "American". Here's a short excerpt from the article.

"Last September, THE 50-year-old family scion, who had served as chief executive for nearly five years, threw up his arms in frustration and concluded that an insider could no longer fix Ford. The job required the emotional detachment of an outsider. While Mulally was not his first choice, the former chief of Boeing Co.'s (BA ) commercial airlines division had impressive turnaround credentials."

Read more at http://www.businessweek.com/magazine/content/07_23/b4037036.htm

Anonymous said...

Is the proton a trully malaysian car?

Do our engineers design and build the engine?

If it is not, then its not a Malaysian car but a Mitsubishi car!

We just menang sorak sajer!!

Anonymous said...

No, Proton is the by product of Mahathir's deal with the Japanese in the 80s. It's not a secret anyway. Proton's losing money today shows that we no longer have the support from the Japanese. Put it another way, the deal expired. Things should be quite obvious, especially when Proton announced its new design centre, populated by local designers a few years back. That's when Proton is destined to fail.