MITI: Malaysian Automotive Council To Meet In March

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MITI: Malaysian Automotive Council To Meet In March

The Ministry of International Trade and Industry (MITI) is expected to complete the setting up of a Malaysian Automotive Council to oversee the implementation of the National Automotive Policy (NAP).

According to the MITI minister Datuk Seri Mustapa Mohamed, who is also the council's chairperson, the council will convene for its first meeting in two months time.

He however did not reveal who will be participating in this council but said that it will be a lean, small council with representatives from the government, vehicle and parts manufacturers, and consumer groups will be invited to participate.

"The purpose of setting up this council is to provide a platform for policy makers so we can have some inputs from the industry, and some clear directions as to which way should the auto industry move. So in the next couple of months we will have our first meeting for the Malaysian Automotive Council," said the minister.

"Hopefully by the end of March we will have our first meeting. This is a very important platform to get inputs from industry players. Of course I see them on a regular basis, but the council is the highest body," he added.

The Malaysian Automotive Council was first mentioned when the third National Automotive Policy was announced in January 2014. 



As someone who appreciates cars not just for their horsepower value but also for their cultural significance, he is interested in the art of manufacturing and selling cars just as much as driving them. Prior to swapping spread sheets for a word processor, he spent his previous life in product planning and market research.


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