UPDATE 1-INTERVIEW-Malaysia's Proton says car sales at bottom


(Changes dateline, adds detail, quotes throughout) By Patrick Chalmers SHAH ALAM, Malaysia, Oct 23 (Reuters) - Monthly vehicle sales by Malaysia's Proton, down as much as a quarter in recent months, have hit bottom ahead of looming model launches, the national car maker's chief executive officer said on Thursday. Tengku Mahaleel Tengku Ariff, asked in a Reuters interview about the fall in Proton's sales, replied: "Yeah, yeah, yeah. Why? Because the timing of the products is wrong," ...

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