1 Yes, the new Proton Perdana is a ‘Prhonda’!
2 THE PROTON EXORA PROTON POTONG HARGA!
3The first Proton, a Saga, was called Potong Harga.
Dr Mahathir Mohamad is Proton’s executive chairperson and he conceived the concept of a national car in the 1970s. The series of reports on TV3 quoted various taxi associations and taxi drivers who had complained about bad conditions of the Proton cars.
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Over the last few days, murmurs about a campaign to destroy Dr Mahathir Mohamad’s legacy have grown louder.
This is after government-controlled TV3 began attacking Proton, a brainchild of the former premier, who is also the national automaker’s chairperson.
But the timing of the campaign only piqued curiosity as it comes less than a week after Mahathir related how a “friend” had turned up at his office pleading with him to stop attacking Prime Minister Najib Abdul Razak or risk losing his legacy.
Umno blogger Shahbudin Husin said three continuous days of assault on Proton out of the blue could not be a coincidence.
“If a man visits a pretty woman’s house for three times, surely it cannot be a coincidence, by accident, or that he was lost, unless the intention is to court her,” he said in a blog posting today.
The psywar on TV3 appeared like a sharp plan but based on Mahathir’s blog posting in advance, it seems the former premier knew of what was to come even before the campaign started.
6:40PM Jun 12, 2015
TV3 denies taking orders to run down Proton
Television network TV3 has denied that a series of reports it has been carrying on Proton cars have anything to do with the current political situation in the country.
Media Prima Bhd’s group managing editor (news and current affairs, TV networks), Mohd Ashraf Abdullah, said this when asked about claims that TV3 was, on the instruction of the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO), deliberately tarnishing the image of Proton in its reports.
The series of reports on TV3 quoted various taxi associations and taxi drivers who had complained about bad conditions of the Proton cars.
Ashraf added that the television station “is known” for highlighting problems faced by the rakyat, including the taxi drivers who have genuine complaints.
In a blog posting today, former information minister Zainuddin Maidin highlighted comments made by his blog followers how TV3 had, for three nights in a row, broadcast complaints made by the taxi drivers about their Proton cars.
“My friends working at TV3 told me that they are just loyal servants following orders from advisers at the Prime Minister’s Office,” Zainuddin said.