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Daihatsu named technology partner for Malaysia's next national car

Japan automaker to work with little-known local company but details scarce

Malaysian officials announce a third national car project in Kuala Lumpur on Aug. 9. (Photo by P Prem Kumar)

KUALA LUMPUR -- Japan's Daihatsu Motor will provide "advanced technological support" for Malaysia's third national car project, government officials announced on Friday.

Daihatsu, which is already deeply involved in the Malaysian auto market, will work with DreamEdge, the local research and development company anchoring the project, said International Trade and Industry Minister Darell Leiking.

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