Malaysia now has a new Minister of International Trade and Industries – Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yasin, who was the former agriculture minister. He is also an UMNO Vice President. He is assisted by his deputies Loh Wei Keong and Datuk Jacob Dungau Sagan. MITI does play a role in the automotive industry here in Malaysia (taxes, import and export policies, etc), so there could be a wave of changes coming soon. The next few years could prove to be interesting.

We also have a new Minister of Transport – Datuk Ong Tee Keat and assisted by his Deputy Anifah Aman. And perhaps we may finally say goodbye to Samy-fied roads thanks to the new Minister of Works Datuk Mohd Zin Mohamad, and his Deputy Datuk Yong Khoon Seng.