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.

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…

Malaysia’s automotive industry: Don’t expect change unless Proton is changed

22 August 2017

There was recently an opinion provided by Firdaos Rosli, director of economics, trade and regional integration at the Institute of Strategic and International Studies (ISIS),…

Jeep Malaysia: Another victim of the mighty US dollar.

31 July 2017

We saw a sad face at one of the Hari Raya open houses recently. The man said he had left Jeep Malaysia because there were…

Chance of success for the new Proton Zejiang Geely’s partnership?

06 July 2017

A recent article on the Visual Capitalist website analysed the failure of some historic American car marques. From Studebaker to Hummer, the fall of these…

An electric Lotus supercar soon?

05 July 2017

Li Shufu, the chairman of Zhejiang Geely, is famous for his public expressions of passion for Volvo, a Swedish car brand that punched above its…

Honda Accord 2.4 VTi-L – Practical innovation

15 June 2017

Has Honda succeeded in making a top-selling car even better? Motorme.my recently took a drive in the new Honda Accord that was launched late last…

Capacity building in petrol electric hybrids: Mercedes-Benz Malaysia and the Malaysia Automotive Institute join hands

05 June 2017

One point of contention in the automotive industry is that companies selling hybrid cars are not doing enough to build human capital in this new…

The disruption that Geely brings

29 May 2017

I had my first impression of Geely at the Shanghai Autoshow in 2009. One impression was that Geely had an overwhelming range of new models…


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