najib_tulan.jpgPerhaps we can stop counting down to 31st of March 2007 now. Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak says talks with possible foreign partners for Proton might not conclude by the end of March deadline previously set, contradicting Second Finance Minister Tan Sri Nor Mohamed Yakcop’s previous statement earlier this week that the deadline would be met.

Najib’s reasoning was that no one had presented anything regarding the deal to the Cabinet committee headed by himself. He added that it does not matter if it is missed.