New-vehicle sales rose 5.7% year-on-year in August to 58,382 units, the Malaysian Automotive Assn. says. The government’s Bernama news agency says the result was up 16% from July, in part because of demand spurred by the Hari Raya festival marking the end of Ramadan, the Islamic holy month of fasting. Passenger-car deliveries jumped 5.9% in August to 52,559 units, while commercial-vehicle sales were up 4.6% to 5,823. The year-to-date total of 405,837 units was down almost 1% from ...

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