["To digress a little" by Syed Akbar Ali, page 67)
Monday, June 15, 2009
There is a slightly off colour joke about the Proton car that may interest the readers. When Dr Mahathir went about the Proton project (circa 1983), he appointed his first deputy, Tan Sri Musa Hitam - who was against Dr Mahathir's heavy industrialisation policies and who would later resign as Deputy Prime Minister partly because of these differences - to sit on the Committee overseeing the Proton project. One day the Committee had to choose the colours for the car. Musa Hitam chose a colour which he called "Nipple Pink" When asked why such a name, his reply was "This car is going to be bought up by suckers!"