NAP 2020 to be unveiled on February 21 – Leiking

NAP 2020 to be unveiled on February 21 – Leiking

The revised National Automotive Policy (NAP) will be launched on February 21 by prime minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad. The date of the policy’s launch was revealed by international trade and industry minister Datuk Darell Leiking earlier today at a MITI monthly gathering, as Astro Awani reports.

The policy has been in review since July last year, and was previously due to be announced in the second quarter of 2019. However, this was delayed, with the policy only being presented to the Cabinet for approval in November 2019. In December, Leiking said that the NAP would be announced early this year.

The Q1 launch was reiterated last month by Malaysian Automotive Association (MAA) president Datuk Aishah Ahmad during the announcement of the association’s vehicle sales data for 2019 and outlook for 2020.

She had indicated that there would be no major changes in the policy from that which has been drafted. “I think they have indicated in the draft, there’s not much changes from what is mentioned there. The next-generation vehicle, mobility, accessories and EEV incentives. It will be the same,” she said.

NAP 2020 to be unveiled on February 21 – Leiking

Last September, Malaysia Automotive, Robotic and IoT Institute (MARii) CEO Datuk Madani Sahari had said that the new NAP will be implemented in three phases until 2030, with the first phase ensuring the continuity of NAP 2014 and introducing necessary elements to prepare the country to become a producer of EEVs (energy efficient vehicles).

The new policy is expected to see a shift in focus from energy-efficient vehicles (EEV) to the ‘next-generation vehicle’ (NxGV), with the first phase of this focusing on battery production, management systems and the establishment of EV charging stations, while the following stages will focus on other technological advancements such as 5G connectivity.

The criteria for a national car will also be defined in the policy. As previously reported, six criteria make up the requirements: it has to be majority-owned by Malaysians, receive its funding from the public sector, be comprised of 75% local supply chain, have 98% local workers, have research and development conducted in Malaysia as well as to take steps to align with the definition of next-generation vehicles.

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  • Shazwan on Feb 10, 2020 at 4:47 pm

    We need to get rid of NAP, NEP and Affirmative Policy once and for all and make Malaysia a merit based society.

    Look at Singapore, a meritocratic society and they are already FIRST WORLD despite Merdeka same time as Malaysia

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    • Rakyat Malaysia on Feb 10, 2020 at 11:01 pm

      Singapore – 28 cases and rising
      Malaysia – 14 cases only
      Give me non-meritocratic Malaysia any day if we don’t want to die soon.

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      • Haha.
        1. Tens of thousands of Johoreans go to work in SG daily.
        2. It’s not a matter of who’s official numbers are higher. It’s matter of whether Malaysia is testing for the virus correctly. Singapore has stricter and easier access to test for the virus. Malaysia is under-testing. And hence lower numbers.

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        • Ghani on Feb 12, 2020 at 9:20 am

          If it was truly undertesting, we would have seen more deaths but now seems like SG is dying more people. How come?

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  • The History of NAP on Feb 10, 2020 at 4:50 pm

    In the 90s, Malaysia was the CKD Capital of the World and the Detroit of Asia. But because of NAP and Ketuanan issues, all the car companies LARI to Thailand.

    The past 25 years, Thailand has benefited from few hundred thousand billion USD (RM Trillions) in investments which has created over 1 million jobs for Thai people.

    This was supposed to be for Malaysians.

    How long do we need this NAP? Every month we hear some car company or battery company opening in Thailand and investing BILLIONS there.

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  • Celup King on Feb 10, 2020 at 5:10 pm

    Fully expecting more big talk from PH and then quiet u-turns later.

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  • car mad on Feb 10, 2020 at 5:44 pm

    LoL …98% local workers, etc……
    Global network PLUS Robatics are the FUTURE.
    Yet we are still in Combustion Engines and Production lines manned by HUMANS !!!

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  • Firdaus on Feb 10, 2020 at 6:13 pm

    keep on NAP-ping!

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  • vivizurianti on Feb 10, 2020 at 6:52 pm

    NAP has been syoik-sendiri all these while. I wouldn’t expect anything groundbreaking this February 2020.

    NAP ada, or NAP takda…….nothing really matters.

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  • C.P. MOHAN on Feb 10, 2020 at 7:14 pm

    Considering the speed of fruition of technology, NAP should be reviewed every 2-3 years and replaced every 4-5 years,

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  • NAP = NO AUTOMOTIVE POLICY on Feb 10, 2020 at 10:47 pm


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  • Ksatria on Feb 11, 2020 at 12:56 pm

    All the same talk since adam & eve era, ended up with same shitty plan which brings no benefit to Msians ever!!

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  • Najib on Feb 11, 2020 at 5:25 pm

    Getting rid of NAP & AP would definitely benefit the country… The government should have consistent attractive policy to attract foreign investor & not Flip-Flop policy…

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  • Bitcoin RealityTv on Feb 11, 2020 at 5:58 pm

    Bring Elon Musk here. Gigafactory. That’s your new automotive plan that will be successful and heal the earth.

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    • Elon say dowan la. Come here have to give 30%, have to give this, sponsor this sponsor that. Have to pretend Dear Leader is genius.

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    • Also, most workers here will only know Math & Science not in English. How to properly and quickly follow Gigafactory specs when it’s all in English?

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