Proton – New “Persona”-lity

Just to highlight here that Malaysian Car Manufacturer, Proton, is launching its latest sedan, the Persona. This is Proton strategy to restore its position as the No. 1 car company in Malaysia from Perodua. Today I was in Kuala Lumpur to visit one of my customer and after the meeting, I drop by at one of Proton’s show room in Subang Jaya before reaching my office.

According to Proton in today’s local daily, Persona will replace the Proton Wira – one of Proton’s highest volume sellers since 1993 with the following price range: Persona prices range from RM44,999 (USD12,640), for the Base Line variant with five-speed manual gear box up, to RM55,800 (USD15,674), for the High Line version with four-speed automatic transmission for local Malaysian. Besides the new Persona sedan, Proton reportedly plans to release other models including a multipurpose vehicle in 2009.

Before that catch a sneak preview of the Persona.

(News) – The Northern Corridor Economic Region (NCER)

Northern part of Malaysia is on a massive transformation plan.

The Northern Corridor Economic Region (NCER) project will see the transformation of Penang into a modern, vibrant city and a major logistics and transportation hub.

Malaysia’s PM, Datuk Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi, who unveiled a list of projects for the state under the NCER initiative here yesterday, said they would turn Penang into the “Gateway to the Northern Corridor”.

With price tags reaching billions, the projects are not only concentrated on the eastern portion of the island but also in the more rural south-west district and in Seberang Prai.

Here is a summary of the projects:

  • Penang Sentral integrated transport hub
  • Penang Global City Centre
  • Second Penang Bridge
  • Pulau Jerejak premier medical tourism centre
  • Penang-Butterworth fast ferry
  • Penang Port expansion
  • Bayan Lepas Airport expansion
  • Penang Monorail
  • Swettenham Pier redevelopment
  • Micro-Electronics Centre of Excellence
  • Hospitality college
  • Khazanah Nasional Bhd regional office
  • THERE is little doubt that Penang is about to be transformed, thanks to the projects lined up under the Northern Corridor Economic Region (NCER) initiative. This will surely boost the economy for northern side of Malaysia especially Penang Island.

    The Northern Corridor Economic Region (NCER) is seen as a long-term initiative to tap the existing potential in the northern states of the peninsula and to narrow the difference in development that has taken place throughout the country. Some RM177bil in investments are expected to be generated up to 2025 with the Malaysian Government spending a third of that amount a million new jobs are expected to be created by 2018.

    The NCER showed that the Ninth Malaysia Plan, which contained the Government’s plans for growth corridors, was being implemented and for the people, the NCER brought with it the expectation of more development.

    So does this development will have an impact in our life. Surely it will and we will see how it goes. For businesses surely will have a great impact and surely online business will also grow. Cheers and hope Malaysia will also better it’s broadband capability to cater for the new businesses.

    (News) – Asia’s best low-cost airline. Wow!

    Hey…AirAsia has done it again and do Malaysian proud. Today in local daily, it was reported that AirAsia was named the Best Low-Cost airline in the Asia 2007 regional worldwide category by Skytrax Research of London, the world’s most popular, independent travel forum and air travel information website.

    From operating only with two Boeing 737-300s in 2002, AirAsia now has a fleet of 56 aircraft serving more than 75 domestic and international routes to Malaysia, Thailand, Indonesia, Macau and parts of China.

    Group CEO of the airline, Datuk Tony Fernandes said: “It is an honour to receive this accolade. To be known as one of the best in the Asian region in only five years is an astounding success story.” News was extracted from The Star.

    So in view of this, I would like to invite all to come to Malaysia this August. Why? Because 31st August is Malaysia’s 5oth Birthday! Come and join us to celebrate our “Merdeka” (Independence) Day and fly in with the low-cost airline, AirAsia. You could save your money for better things in Malaysia. Visit Malaysia Year 2007 and View our beautiful Malaysia.

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