The Myanmar Times
Sunday, 21 December 2014
The Myanmar Times
The Myanmar Times

Chery cars safe, says deputy minister

Deputy Minister for Industry U Thein Aung said there is no evidence that the Myanmar-made Myanmar Mini Wagon and virtually identical Chinese-made Chery QQ3 are health hazards, a report in the state-run New Light of Myanmar newspaper said on Friday, November 9. 

U Thein Aung made the denial to the Pyithu Hluttaw following a question on the matter by U Aung Thein Linn, former mayor of Yangon and USDP representative for South Okkalapa, and comes after 23,000 of the Chinese-made Chery and Great Wall Automotive cars were recalled in Australia following the discovery of asbestos, a cancer-causing material banned in Australia and other nations, in some components.

However, the Australian Competitions and Consumer Commission said that the asbestos did not pose any risk to consumers when using the vehicle, but could put mechanics working on the engine or exhaust systems – where the components containing asbestos were found – at risk.