Our Prime Minister Abdullah Ahmad Badawi will be meeting up with Volkswagen officials soon, which might include the big guy himself, Martin Winterkorn. A senior official that is close to the tie-up talks says “There is genuinely good faith between the parties”, contrary to what the Singapore Straits Times reported last week.

The PM also added that talks at the official level are nearing conclusion and a full report is expected to be presented to him anytime now. It is also a priority to conclude talks as soon as possible, as the earlier deadline of 31st March 2007 had already been missed, thus the talks are actually running late now.