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Investment opportunities ahead in digital Malaysia

10 Jul 2020 | Guest

In a seventh guest article written exclusively for just-auto, Dato Madani Sahari, the CEO of Malaysia Automotive, Robotics and IoT Institute (MARii), reflects on investment opportunities in Malaysia, building on its technological strengths. 


Pushing digitalisation beyond consumerism

10 Jun 2020 | Guest

In a sixth guest article written exclusively for just-auto, Dato Madani Sahari, the CEO of Malaysia Automotive, Robotics and IoT Institute (MARii), outlines how Malaysia is helping industry players to digitalise their entire business value chain for better results and performance. It's an opportunity that the COVID-19 pandemic has further opened up.


Malaysia prioritises technology for economy reboot

1 May 2020 | Guest

In a fifth guest article written exclusively for just-auto, Dato Madani Sahari, the CEO of Malaysia Automotive, Robotics and IoT Institute (MARii), outlines the Malaysian government's strategy as it looks ahead to economic recovery and business restarts.


COVID-19 and the Malaysian socio-economic balance

2 Apr 2020 | Guest

In a fourth guest article written exclusively for just-auto, Dato Madani Sahari, the CEO of Malaysia Automotive, Robotics and IoT Institute (MARii), describes the potential impact of COVID-19 on Malaysia and its burgeoning automotive sector.


GUEST COMMENT - Mobility tech and the importance of critical components

27 Feb 2020 | Guest

In a third guest article written exclusively for just-auto, Dato Madani Sahari, the CEO of Malaysia Automotive, Robotics and IoT Institute (MARii), describes Malaysia's latest national strategy for auto industry development and the importance of developing critical components for future mobility technologies.


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Malaysia sales rise 5% in June

27 Jul 2020 | Graeme Roberts

New vehicle sales in Malaysia increased by almost 5% to 44,695 units in June 2020 from weak year earlier sales of 42,586 units, based on registration data released by the Malaysian Automotive Association (MAA), as the government continued to ease restrictions put in place under its first Movement Control Order (MCO) in March to slow the spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic.


Perodua offers support for new Malaysian car project

3 Jul 2020 | just-auto.com editorial team

Perusahaan Otomobil Kedua Sdn Bhd (Perodua), Malaysia second national carmaker, is looking to participate in a new national car project being planned by the Malaysian government, according to local reports.


Malaysia sales fall 62% in May

23 Jun 2020 | just-auto.com editorial team

New vehicle sales in Malaysia fell by over 62% to 22,960 units in May 2020, from 60,760 units in the same month of last year, as economic activity continued to be held back by measures put in place to slow the spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic.


Malaysia suspends sales tax to revive car sales

9 Jun 2020 | just-auto.com editorial team

The Malaysian government said it would suspend the sales tax on locally assembled cars this month until the end of 2020 following a sharp fall in sales in the first five months of the year.


Malaysia vehicle sales plunge 99% in April

27 May 2020 | just-auto.com editorial team

New vehicle sales in Malaysia plunged by over 99% to just 141 units in April 2020 from 49,935 units in the same month of last year, as the government imposed lockdown restrictions on consumers and businesses to help slow the spread of the COVID19 coronavirus pandemic.


Malaysia sales plunge 60% in March, zero seen for April

29 Apr 2020 | just-auto.com editorial team

Malaysia's new vehicle market plunged by almost 59% to 22,478 units in March 2020 from 54,776 units in the same month of last year, according to registration data released by the Malaysian Automotive Association (MAA).


Malaysia sales slightly higher in February

24 Mar 2020 | just-auto.com editorial team

Malaysia's new vehicle market was up slightly in February 2020, by 1.5% to 40,503 units from 39,994 units in the same month of last year, according to registration data released by the Malaysian Automotive Association (MAA).


Proton reports strong sales in February

18 Mar 2020 | just-auto.com editorial team

Malaysian national car company Proton Holdings said its sales increased by around 80% year on year to 9,974 units in February, despite growing concerns over the COVID19 coronavirus outbreak.


Malaysia sales fall by 12% in January

25 Feb 2020 | Graeme Roberts

The Malaysian new vehicle market declined by 12% to 42,623 units in January from 48,450 units in the same month of last year, according to registration data released by the Malaysian Automotive Association (MAA).


Malaysia announces new National Automotive Policy

24 Feb 2020 | just-auto.com editorial team

The Malaysian government has announced a new National Automotive Policy (NAP 2020) setting out some very ambitious long-term targets for the local industry.



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