Now rumored in Malaysia is a strategic partnership linking Volkswagen AG or PSA Peugeot Citroen to beleaguered Perusahaan Otomobil Nasional Sdn. Bhd., best known as Proton. Details are sketchy but reports in Kuala Lumpur indicate the Malaysian government may be willing to offer the German or French auto maker effective control of the ailing national car company. Proton lost first place in the market this year to Perusahaan Otomobil Kedua Sdn. Bhd. (Perodua), Malaysia’s other national car ...

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