Mr Lim, like the New Zealander, was a bit slow in getting to know something that many Malaysians already knew. He reported here about a Proton car crash test.
How many of these cars can you see on Malaysian roads? Most Malaysian motorists are already aware of the bad quality of the Arena and the boxy Juara and stayed away from buying the vehicles.Proton should have discontinued the models.
That report in the New Zealand Herald did not say which year model is the car.Whether it is a new model or an older version, they did not say for reason only known to themselves.
Most car appraiser and motoring magazines usually disclosed the year model of the car they tested.
I do not dispute some of Proton models are of bad quality.I have one in my garage.
However, anything coming out of Lim Kit Siang are politically motivated rather than cause for concern.
The Spirit of Borneo
In August I wrote about the story of Martin and Osa Johnson here.
Their pictorial journey are now recorded in a coffee table book 'Spirit Of Borneo' to be launched by Chief Minister Datuk Seri Musa Aman on 19th October 2009 at Sandakan.The story here.
Only limited copies have been printed and to be given only to invited guests.
I got my advanced copy below.
Martin & Osa Johnson in Sabah (British North Borneo)