Pekema welcomes opening up of open APs to all bumi companies, but wants controlled selection and total

Pekema welcomes opening up of open APs to all <em>bumi</em> companies, but wants controlled selection and total

The Malay Vehicle Importers and Traders Association of Malaysia (Pekema) welcomes the government’s plan to open up eligibility for open approved permits (APs) to any bumiputera company from July 1. However the association wants stringent selection of capable companies and tight control of the total number of companies given APs.

“The total number of open AP companies has to be carefully controlled (dikawal rapi) to ensure that the automotive industry remains competitive. This is important to avoid a glut to companies that might not be competitive in the market,” said Pekema president Datuk Hj. Mohamed Nazari Bin Noordin.

“Stringent selection (pemilihan yang teliti) has to be done to ensure only the companies that can positively contribute to the automotive industry are given the chance, with emphasis on quality and not quantity,” he said, adding that priority should be given to companies that are truly qualified in terms of experience and financial capability.

Pekema welcomes opening up of open APs to all <em>bumi</em> companies, but wants controlled selection and total

The parallel importer club boss stated his worry that if companies given APs do not have the enough experience, it might lead to big losses as the ‘recon’ car market has high depreciation. He ended the statement by suggesting that the government’s plan to have more open AP companies undergo more studies before being fully implemented.

Yesterday, MITI announced that effective July 1, any bumiputera company can apply to be appointed as an open AP company to engage in vehicle importation and sales activities in Malaysia. The ministry said that the move is in line with its efforts to increase inclusiveness and transparency in the open AP application process.

“The implementation of this policy is expected to attract more bumiputera companies to engage in the automotive industry. The increase in the number of companies will make this segment more competitive,” MITI said in a statement.

Any company that wants to secure open APs must meet several conditions, including having Sdn Bhd status, 100% bumiputera ownership, a minimum paid-up capital of RM1 million and be in operation for at least two years.

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Comments

  • No Common Sense on Jun 19, 2024 at 5:10 pm

    Competition is bad apparently. Lmao!

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  • pengayuhbasikal on Jun 19, 2024 at 5:25 pm

    baik sungguh hati …. orang lain punya bakal kerugian pun dia kisah….hehehehehehehe

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  • Yeah… still using the same old way to enrich themselves while telling the rest the others are robbing them.

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  • Borneo Autonomous Region on Jun 19, 2024 at 5:51 pm

    PEKEMA so unfriendly to Iban Vehicle Importers & Traders Association and unfriendly to Kadazan Vehicle Importers & Traders Association?

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    • West Meleis on Jun 19, 2024 at 11:54 pm

      Earth prince in semenanjung means Meleis. East Malaysian natives akan dianak tirikan seperti biasa

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      • Gomorrah on Jun 22, 2024 at 1:26 am

        Of course lah. They’ve been playing with the statistics all along. When want to tunjuk need for bantuan, “bumiputera” means gabungan of east and west Malaysia. But when want to allocate bantuan, “bumiputera” only means west Malaysia Melayu. If you were to break down “bumiputera” to their component fractions vis a vis bantuan, the game would be up.

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    • Hard fact on Jun 20, 2024 at 7:00 am

      Bumiputera melayu > bumiputera orang asli

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    • Zaman Jahiliah Malaysia 2022 - Kini on Jun 20, 2024 at 10:10 pm

      Bumiputera asli tak sama dengan bumiputera melayu

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  • ROTI CANAI on Jun 19, 2024 at 6:08 pm

    racis betul ni

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    • I believe if the selection is based on capability, it will beneficial to Malaysians.

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      • Zaman Jahiliah Malaysia 2022 - Kini on Jun 20, 2024 at 10:11 pm

        It was never the intention to benefit Malaysians, only 1 race

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      • ROTI CANAI on Jun 21, 2024 at 9:49 am

        just to benefit a few (its not only malays, a lot of cinas are collaborating with them i.e. your recon-men) a lot of malaysians suffer from ridiculous prices for what are essentially used cars from overseas

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  • Zaman Jahiliah Malaysia 2022 - Kini on Jun 19, 2024 at 6:32 pm

    Miti is the most racist ministry. Why didn’t allow all Malaysian owned companies to join the fun?

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    • Suhakam on Jun 19, 2024 at 6:53 pm

      Coz madani is an apartheid government?

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      • Gomorrah on Jun 23, 2024 at 11:47 pm

        Only Madani ah? Every single government after Tunku lah. Get it right.

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    • Earth prince on Jun 19, 2024 at 6:56 pm

      Inclusiveness and transparency? Then open to all Malaysians! Why only that 1 race? Miti practice apartheid?

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    • Bumi putaran on Jun 19, 2024 at 8:03 pm

      Tesla needs AP?

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    • Smart Alibaba on Jun 19, 2024 at 8:25 pm

      Can always resell it to non bumi car dealers lah. Macamlah tak biasa hehehe.

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    • anwar menang rakyat bukan melayu dikencingkan on Jun 19, 2024 at 10:11 pm

      Yes, miti is the most racist jabatan.
      They had instructed all banks to terminate non-malay reposession companaies.
      BSN was the first to follow the instruction.
      AM NOT SURE IF OTHER BANKS HAVE FOLLOWED SUIT!

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  • I dont understand this statement.
    ““The total number of open AP companies has to be carefully controlled (dikawal rapi) to ensure that the automotive industry remains competitive. This is important to avoid a glut to companies that might not be competitive in the market,” said Pekema president Datuk Hj. Mohamed Nazari Bin Noordin.”
    To remain competitive, according to this chap, is to control issuance of AP’s. Normally, a competitive economy is a free market. No AP’s at all. Anyone can bring the car in as long as taxes are paid.

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    • Azmin not assmin on Jun 19, 2024 at 11:51 pm

      Bro they are the ones currently holding APs – of course now they complain about releasing APs to more people – nobody wants competition

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    • Gomorrah on Jun 20, 2024 at 12:29 am

      ““The total number of open AP companies has to be carefully controlled (dikawal rapi) to ensure that the automotive industry remains competitive. This is important to avoid a glut to companies that might not be competitive in the market,” said Pekema president Datuk Hj. Mohamed Nazari Bin Noordin.”

      Isi tersurat – sounds like utter nonsense with first sentence directly contradicting the second sentence.

      Isi tersirat – eh tolong la brader, if too many new companies that can compete come on the scene, then our old fat cat buddies who haven’t had to compete for ever now have to compete and might mati. Then glut of non-competitive old crony companies.

      This country got real allergy to the word “competition”.

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    • WeeWee on Jun 20, 2024 at 10:32 am

      You didn’t read between the lines.
      The industry, as it stands, benefits a small group of people. So for the “induistry” to remain competitive, naturally is to avoid more companies.

      If competition is what Miti cultivates, it should just open to all Malaysian companies with no foreign shareholdings.

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  • ThePolygon on Jun 19, 2024 at 8:57 pm

    Too many people want the pie.

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  • Owai meleis on Jun 19, 2024 at 11:56 pm

    TLDR: Yes we welcome competition but we wanna choose our opponents

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  • opmanmy on Jun 20, 2024 at 8:25 am

    Loads of BS! “…has to be carefully controlled (dikawal rapi)…”. Sandiwara to smokescreen the rakyat, konon open up AP!

    Just like the 3 sen egg price reduction hoo haaa…padahal harga dah naik berpuluh-puluh sen jika dibandingkan sebelum mco.

    Prrfffhhh!

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  • Sick&Tired on Jun 20, 2024 at 8:40 am

    This PEKEMA fellows will never be happy! They have been getting ap’s for decades and they still expect handouts from the government!

    I am extremely disappointed with the madani government. They should have scrapped the AP system entirely. We non bumis are also citizens of this country and should also be given opportunities. If bumi dealers still can’t stand on their own 2 feet after decades of assistance, what is going to change??

    Insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results

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  • Ben Yap on Jun 20, 2024 at 9:14 am

    Opening to only bumiputera is not inclusiveness. open to all races that meets the criteria is inclusiveness. also, do reveal what is the selection criteria to avoid nepotism and corruption that benefits only the elite while the rest are outcast.

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    • Ex-cimb ceo on Jun 21, 2024 at 8:46 pm

      Inclusiveness among the earth princes only. You’re not even in the conversation

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  • AP is rubbish on Jun 20, 2024 at 9:49 am

    Selling Japanese rubbish to Msians for 50 years..as if there are no other 2nd hand car dealers exist locally.

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  • MassivelyAnnoyed on Jun 21, 2024 at 9:47 am

    Abolish AP terus la. Stop Pekema from being a P***mak. See how they goreng up the price of Tesla before Tesla officially comes in. See how much they still squeeze the veilfire and alphard market. Open up the import of used cars and see how market teach them to be competitive after being monopolistic for so long.

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  • Ali-X on Jun 21, 2024 at 12:11 pm

    malaysia boleh – from nowhere to nowhere – same old same old – bangsa malaysia dah mati …

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