Abu Hassan Knedut, chairman of Malaysian national auto maker Proton Holdings Bhd, surprises the industry by resigning his position. The Asian Wall Street Journal is reporting government sources say Hassan quit over concern that former premier Mahathir Mohammad is interfering with management efforts to revamp the company. Mahathir is an advisor to the auto maker but holds no executive position. Hassan reportedly submitted his resignation after Mahathir influenced the government to ...

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