Perusahaan Otomobile Nasional Bhd (Proton) is looking into teaming up with another auto maker, Malaysian state officials say. The state auto maker plans to take “all steps necessary” to survive after Malaysia opens up its car market in 2005 under the terms of the Assn. of Southeast Asian Nations Free Trade Agreement. That could mean pairing up with a larger industry player, says International Trade and Industry Minister Datuk Seri Rafidah Aziz in published reports. “It is better in the ...

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