Dr Mahathir has done a lot throughout his life for Malaysia . When Dr Mahathir initiated the plan of Proton’s birth , the public laughed and belittled his vision . When he really did roll out the first group of Proton Saga , the world was amazed that a small unknown country could do such marvels in automobile . I believe when we Malaysians go abroad , we are proud to say we are Malaysians and capable of producing our own cars just like America and Japan .
If a father of a family has no say over his own family and home which he built and started , where is the justice and respect ? If Proton is the brainchild , blood and sweat of Dr Mahathir , why is he being advised and not him advising Proton on many accounts ? Proton does not belong to any Chairman or CEO . They weren’t even there when Dr Mahathir built the empire of Proton . The Tengku Mahaleel episode is already a controversy . Now comes along a one euro sale of MV Augusta .
I am a Malaysian who was taught in school since young that an advisor’s role is to advise and respect means polite behavior to someone . Looks like all transparency and respect has disappeared in the boundaries of Proton . Correct the issues now before it becomes cancerous .
Let Dr Mahathir have a say in Proton in his capacity as Advisor , a project which he pushed through with no serious backing and confidence from the public but succeeded ! Listen to a wise man who has led Malaysia through ups and downs into a more developed state ! A statesman who was so able to lead a whole nation is certainly wise and experienced no doubt . Proton should tap Dr Mahathir’s knowledge and work with him .