The International Trade and Industry (MITI) Deputy Minister, Dr Ong Kian Ming said that the government has received a total of 21 proposals for the third national car project.
According to Ong, the figure comprises of both local and foreign companies and it is an increase over the 14 proposals that was announced earlier.
He added that the amount of proposals received is a sign that the new national car project is not affected by Dyson’s decision to build a new electric car plant in Singapore.
“I think Malaysians should not worry too much about Dyson's decision, as we have not lost out to Singapore. Dyson chose Singapore due to the republic's strategic location in terms of the global supply chain and Johor would definitely be part of it,” he told reporters.