Last Updated: Mon Nov 01, 2010 19:45 pm (KSA) 16:45 pm (GMT)

Malaysia to launch new "Islamic car"

A Malaysian carmaker is planning to launch a new "Islamic car" that will have a compass to find the direction of Mecca (qibla), press reports said Sunday.

The proposed car will also have a compartment for the Quran and prayer scarves, UAE daily Gulf News quoted the Malaysian state news agency Bernama as saying.

"The car will have all the Islamic features and should be meant for export purposes," said Proton's managing director, Syed Zainal Abidin Syed Mohamed Tahir.

"We will identify a car that we can develop to be produced in Malaysia, Iran or Turkey," he said during a visit to Tehran, adding that the idea for the "Islamic car originated in Iran.

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