Talk of a merger between Malaysia’s two national auto makers is revived after comments made by Proton Holdings Bhd Managing Director Zainal Tahir. Zainal is calling for the domestic auto industry to consolidate in preparation for the challenges it will face once the global economy recovers. But Perusahaan Otomobil Kedua Sdn Bhd (Perodua) Managing Director Hafiz Bakar says there’s no need for a merger. “One (auto maker) is focusing on the compact segment and the other on sedans,’’ Hafiz ...

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