Perodua, along with its group of companies and staff, have contributed RM1.1 million to Tabung Harapan Malaysia to support the government’s efforts to reduce the country’s debts.

“The contribution demonstrates that Perodua and our staff want a better Malaysia, and that we are more than happy to show our support for that cause,” said Tan Sri Asmat Kamaludin, chairman of Perodua during a handover ceremony at finance minister Lim Guan Eng’s office today. Also present was Perodua’s president and CEO, Datuk Aminar Rashid Salleh.

“We understand that the effort to reduce the country’s debt levels will take some time, and we will support the government of the day in improving the country’s economy through the Malaysian automotive eco-system,” Tan Sri Asmat noted.

For 2018, Perodua will acquire RM5 billion worth of automotive components through its vendors, many of which are local companies. The national carmaker also aims to sell 209,000 vehicles this year, and has hit half that target in the first half of the year.