A detailed investigation will be carried out on newly appointed Open AP companies to ensure the terms of eligibility under the New Open AP Policy are fulfilled.

Media statement by Dr. Ong Kian Ming, Deputy Minister of International Trade and Industry (MITI) on the 29th of March 2019

After the statements MITI issued on the 13th and 14th of March 2019, MITI received several complaints and reports regarding new companies that did not comply with such conditions as they did not have the financial capabilities and no experience in sales and distribution of vehicles. In addition, there have also been complaints that these companies have plans to sell their allocated APs to third parties. As a follow up to these complaints, MITI will carry out checks on the latest information from these companies including:

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The Review Of The National Automotive Policy Is Still Ongoing And Has Not Been Finalized Yet

MEDIA STATEMENT BY DR. ONG KIAN MING, DEPUTY MINISTER OF INTERNATIONAL TRADE AND INDUSTRY (MITI) ON THE 27TH OF MARCH, 2019

I refer to the tweet by YB Khairy Jamaluddin, Member of Parliament of Rembau, yesterday (26th of March 2019) with a screenshot of the ongoing Review of the National Automotive Policy (NAP) and the highlighting of the word “flying vehicle”.

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MITI aims to be fully transparent on the issuance of Open Approved Permits (APs) for vehicles and motorcycles

Media Statement by Dr. Ong Kian Ming, Deputy Minister of International Trade and Industry (MITI) on the 14th of March, 2019

One of the main contentions about the implementation of the Approved Permit (AP) policy in the past has been allegations that these APs were given to a small number of well-connected individuals and companies which then quickly sold the APs to other parties for a quick profit. These allegations led many people to ask for the abolition of the AP policy.

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