His first step into automotive journalism was during his cadet ship in Business Times in 1980 where his seniors were heavyweight writers about the world of business and finance. "My News Editor, Charles Chan, passed the car launch assignments to me, the young one, because these were considered below the dignity of the seniors such as A Kadir Jasin or Ahmad Talib or Bob Teoh to attend. "Of course, I was openly delighted and in 1981, Charles assigned me to attend the 1981 Tokyo Motor Show on the invitation of UMW-Toyota. At that show, many carmakers demonstrated their progress in turbochargers. Today, we can have a perspective of the three-cylinder turbocharged engine in the BMW i8.

National automotive policies: Loving well, and now, love smartly

19 February 2018

This is crunch time for the Minister of International Trade and Industry, Datuk Seri Mustapa Mohamad, and his cabinet colleagues, as commercial reality bites home…

Know your Honda

13 February 2018

Just as we get into the hype surrounding Chinese New Year and hear the advice to motorists about traffic safety, perhaps it is time for…

Buying a used car with peace of mind. A paradox?

02 January 2018

You will have peace of mind if you are buying over your mum’s car. In most cases, however, you don’t know from whom you’re buying…

Overland the Ithmus of Kra in a classic Mercedes-Benz 280 SE

18 December 2017

Different people have different ideas of what a holiday should be. My favourite holiday this year was a 3,000km round trip to Thailand in our…

New operator takes over Putrajaya bus transport system

16 December 2017

After several years trying, Putrajaya is finally passing the baton to a private company to improve on its public transport system. Speaking at the signing…

More cheer at the Thai International Motor Expo 2017

30 November 2017

Car buyers are returning to the show floor after a four-year hiatus that was caused by Yingluck Shinawatra government’s first-time car buyers’ scheme. The energy…

Malaysia Autoshow 2017 Wraps Up with Almost 255,000 Visitors, 2018 Autoshow Dates Announced

28 November 2017

Two weeks after its conclusion, Malaysia Autoshow 2017 continued to bring huge smiles to the faces of lucky visitors. Making it even more exciting this…

Is Mazda the smallest and most fiercely independent car maker in Japan?

25 October 2017

Arguably, it’s Mazda. We witness this again today at the Tokyo Motor Show where it unveiled the SkyActiv-X engine, the first commercial iteration of a…

The last dinosaur: motor insurance in Malaysia

07 September 2017

Ever since Bank Negara declared June this year as the official start of motor insurance detariffication, Motorme.my has been on the watch for the early…

Now everyone can buy travel insurance from one of the world’s biggest insurers online.

24 August 2017

Insurance is a no-brainer when you travel, and now, you have one more choice in travel insurance policies – buy it online from AIG via…


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