Arrow Artboard Created with Sketch. Artboard Created with Sketch. Title Chevron Title Chevron Icon Facebook Icon Linkedin Icon Mail Contact Path Layer Icon Mail Positive Arrow Icon Print The Future of Asia 2018 Malaysia weighs new national carmaker with global reach Mahathir also says reopening North Korean embassy is a possibility Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad speaks about his vision for Malaysia's auto industry to the Nikkei Asian Review in Tokyo on June 11. (Photo by Keiichiro Sato)
CK TAN, Nikkei staff writer June 11, 2018 12:37 JST Updated on June 11, 2018 14:37 JST | Malaysia
TOKYO -- Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad proposed on Monday establishing a new national car company to raise the level of Malaysian-made autos and export them to international markets.
The Malaysian leader also said the world should welcome North Korea's newfound openness to dialogue, and he said his government would consider reopening its embassy in Pyongyang.
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