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The Malaysian millionaire Tan Sri Yahaya Ahmad, who took control of the Norfolk-based car maker Lotus in a pounds 51m deal last year, was killed along with his wife in a helicopter crash on Monday, it was disclosed yesterday.

ICS backs founder threatened with ban

Peter Hall, chairman of Industrial Control Services, yesterday won the backing of his company against official moves to disqualify him as a director.

Lotus's new owner will double UK production and build cars in Malaysia

The Malaysian car maker Proton yesterday completed the acquisition of Lotus and pledged to double production of the Elise sportscar at the company's Hethel plant in Norfolk.

Lotus sells stake to Malaysian millionaire

Lotus, the Norfolk-based sports car and engineering group, will today announce that it is selling a stake in the business to the Malaysian millionaire who controls the Proton car company.

Lotus in talks with Proton over link-up

Lotus Cars, the troubled British sports car and consulting firm, said yesterday that it was in talks with a Malaysian car maker over a "technical collaboration".

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