There is no discrimination against Proton car buyers according to Bank Negara Governor Tan Sri Dr Zeti Akhtar Aziz. Her response was a reply to the Proton Edar Dealers Association Malaysia (PEDA)’s allegations that banks are putting Proton customers in a high risk category and treating them with third class treatment.

“We had already had a meeting with the banks a few months ago and they said there is no discrimination against Proton car buyers. They said no, that is not correct,” said Tan Sri Dr Zeti on the matter.

The allegations were made by PEDA president Wan Ahmad Sepwan Wan Abd Rahman last month in a measure to try to get help for Proton dealers, which PEDA says 93% of them are losing money every month. PEDA requested for a minimum quota of Proton loans approved to prevent discrimination, indirectly forcing banks to make financial decisions and evaluations politically instead of being results and profits driven.

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