Proton Holdings regains market leadership over rival Perusahaan Otomobil Kedua (Perodua) as Malaysian first-half vehicle sales fall 1.3% to 297,203 units. The Malaysian Automotive Assn. says delivery and production delays caused by a shortage of parts after Japan’s March 11 earthquake were the main reasons for the drop. The MAA has lowered its 2011 sales forecast to 608,000 units from 618,000 as a result. That’s still better than 2010’s record 605,156 vehicle deliveries. ...

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