Minister to witness flying car test run

  • Nation
  • Wednesday, 20 Nov 2019

Entrepreneur Development Minister Datuk Seri Mohd Redzuan Yusof will witness the test run of the “flying car” tomorrow, but refused to reveal the location as it is a closed-door event.

He said the project was a private initiative and the government was merely facilitating it.

“We want to make sure that yes, it is real. This is an initiative by younger people who want to use innovation to help create the industry for other people to follow.

“So, I don’t think I can disclose where it will be. It is a closed invitation,” he told reporters at the Parliament lobby.

In February, Redzuan announced that Malaysia’s first-ever flying car – driven by local technology – is expected to be unveiled this year.

The announcement was met with ridicule over social media and scepticism from the opposition.

Hopefully, with this initiative Malaysia could become a hub to manufacture and assemble the aerial vehicle, said Redzuan.

The government, he added, did not want to undermine the project in the event the initial testing failed.

“So I cannot get public (and media participation) to compromise their (the company’s) standing. They have got purchase orders (letters of intent) around Asia,” he added.

Asked whether he would be piloting the vehicle or be a passenger during the test, Redzuan said he was unsure, but would “definitely sit in the vehicle”.

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