General Motors said it is in discussions with Perusahaan Otomobil Nasional Bhd. (Proton) of Malaysia in a possible alliance, writes Bloomberg News (16/11/00). Citing President of General Motors' Asia Pacific unit Rudolph Schlais in an interview on the sidelines of the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation forum in Brunei, Bloomberg reports that some discussions have taken place, with Mr Schlais describing the Malaysian market as a 'great opportunity'. Mr Schlais however declined to be specific.