Proton has been exporting it cars to Syria since 2001. Perhaps none the guys at the national car including former PM Tun Mahathir expected more than a decade later one of those cars will be used as an improvised explosive devices (IED).
Renewed interest among Malaysians of the conflicts particularly as it involved locally trained terrorist had uncovered an old video on Youtube shows a man setting up IED in a Proton Saga BLM.
The three-minute thirty-one second video uploaded to YouTube (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xf-i9vn68-o) purportedly recorded in Syria.
Sources told The Star that Malaysian authorities had not received any report of Malaysian made car, let alone a Proton car being used by militants in Syria.
“There is no significance in using a Proton. The militants can easily use any car. They don’t have to use a Proton,” the source said.
However, the source said authorities were not discounting the fact that the militants were trying to discredit Malaysia by using a Proton Saga.