It looks like ISMA and everyone who shot down Proton’s special discount for Hokkien Association members have got egg on their face.
Proton Holdings Bhd has clarified that it currently has a special discount policy for corporate and fleet sales customers. This applies to the Hokkien Association as they are buying a arge number of Protons.
19 January 2018
Perodua boss weighs in on Proton’s ‘special discount’ for Hokkien guild
Perusahaan Otomobil Kedua Sdn Bhd (Perodua) Aminar Rashid Salleh has weighed in on the issue of Proton’s special discount for members of the Federation of Hokkien Associations of Malaysia which courted brickbats and allegations of racism.
Aminar Rashid could not help but laugh when asked for his comments on the matter during a press conference in Shah Alam this morning.
He said when organisations and companies purchase Perodua cars in bulk, the automotive firm provided them with a “package deal”.
“We are in business. We do fleet sales, we do government sales, direct sales… and there are people who buy in bulk.
“For example… when there are organisations and companies which buy in bulk, we give them a package deal. Not necessarily in the form of discounts but we look at it in totality.
“Discounts could be possible but sometimes, they have old cars to trade in. We have fleet customers, if it (the cars) are due for a change, they come back to us… we give them a good package, including after sales (services),” he said.
18 January 2018
Racist! Isma mows down Proton’s ‘Hokkien guild discount’
Ikatan Muslimin Malaysia (Isma) has criticised the 10 percent discount offered to the members of the Federation of Hokkien Associations of Malaysia for the entire range of Proton cars.
Isma vice-president Abdul Rahman Mat Dali did not rule out the possibility of the discount being linked to a China firm’s interest in Malaysia’s automotive firm.
“Displaying racism after acquiring the biggest share in Proton. I am worried they will do all sorts of other things towards Proton,” he was quoted as saying by Ismaw
Abdul Rahman also questioned the rationale in offering the discount exclusively to members of the Hokkien association instead of all Malaysians.
“This is strange. Never in the history of Proton has something like this happened,” he said.
‘Hokkien discount’ not special case: Proton
KUALA LUMPUR: Proton Holdings Bhd has clarified that it currently has a special discount policy for corporate and fleet sales customers.
Therefore, the offer to the Federation of Hokkien Association of Malaysia was not “special or preferential” case, Proton said in response to a report by Nanyang Daily today.
The daily claimed that members of Chinese guilds under the federation will now be eligible for special discounts of up to 10 per cent on Proton’s entire range.
It quoted Proton chief executive officer Li Chunrong as saying during a dinner with local Hokkien businessmen last Friday, that “any Malaysian of Fujian origin who purchases Proton cars will enjoy our most preferential prices ever”.
In its statement today , Proton said: “We wish to reiterate that Nanyang also reported that ‘Proton always provide corporate/fleets sales promotion to corporate customers, associations, organisations, and institution (including media)’. Therefore, Hokkien Federation is not the special case.”
The national carmaker added that it has similar arrangements with various Malaysian cooperatives, associations, as well as major corporate organisations.
Rahman Ariffin Retweeted Richard Abe Tay
Some people would intentionally spread this kind of hate, right,
@CyberRakyat ? https://pandulaju.com.my/inilah-penjelasan-proton-mengenai-diskaun-istimewa-untuk-persatuan-hokkien-malaysia/ …
Rahman Ariffin added,
Kaneeneh! Only Hokkien got discount ah? Teochew, Cantonese, Hakka, Hainanese no discount meh? Like this dowan friend Proton already lah. We support Perodua. https://m.malaysiakini.com/news/409104
Proton Malaysia is Offering Discounts Up to RM13,000 If You Are a Hokkien Lang