Re: Proton to retrench thousands
- From: "Timmermans" <steventimmermans@xxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Mon, 17 Jul 2006 11:27:36 +0800
<muntazjaman@xxxxxxxxx> wrote in message
This is what my concerns for not protecting our national car maker.
More people will be jobless, more people has no money, more people no
money... more people cannot spend, more business make losses and
bankrupt, more retrentchment causes even more people jobless...
Population continues to grow, more people graduate and jobless... just
use your own imagination what will happen next.
Although NAP manage to get foreign cars in cheaper BUT same time
interest rates goes up... we still end up with more expensive foreign
cars... and worst still local car also become more expensive because of
the hike in interest rate.
So who is the loser for not protecting our national car industry, ALL
You work for Proton, right? ;)
Bullshit, it's not like Malaysia's economy relies on Proton. Proton is just
a tool, an expensive one too!
They have plenty of chances opening their factory to other manufacturers
like recently VW. I'm sure there are other parties interested in a
production unit, but what they do not want is to tranfer technology and
control in return.
Those billions spend and those billion rusting away, they oversized staff a
moneydrain itself... poor management. It all adds up to failure. What you
see now is a correction of the market. With Proton out of the way the
market will finally have a chance to normalise and more people would buy
that Japanese or German car they always wanted. More people would trade in
their Proton for something else. The loss of Proton would not mean less
income for Malaysia. Surely those people now working at Proton can be hired
by other, foreign, manufacturers... if they're any good that is. They've
been on a free ride as it is anyway.
Now you know why Dr M is the greatest PM, he has great vision ahead of
him. All of you are just concern about your own interest and at the
end, the whole nation will suffer and that will include yourself
Great visions that came at a huge cost. I wonder how much money has been
dumped in Proton over the years and how much they got for it in return. It
surely is not a proper car worthy of international markets, it's not a loyal
customer base, it's not a good reputation. Proton an asset? Perhaps if you
know how much the company has cost in the past and what the accumulated loss
will be when you close it right away, but it's not the right way to
determine it's current value. Last change to a proper income is to sell the
factory to a foreign brand. Proton will never be a real car manufacturer,
not in the past decades, not in the next one either.
Talk about 'first world' infrastructure, third world mentality... While the
Proton factory might make it in the first world category, their endproduct
does not. Their third world mentality and misplaced national pride will
make sure the factory probably closes without even an attempt to sell it.
Proton is and always has been a total loss.
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