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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)

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.

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