HHA introduces new Chinese MAXUS brand in Kingdom

Updated 06 October 2013
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HHA introduces new Chinese MAXUS brand in Kingdom

HAJI HUSEIN ALIREZA & CO. LTD. (HHA) launched a new Chinese car brand MAXUS in Saudi Arabia.
MAXUS produces multipurpose commercial vehicles of international designs and long wheelbase.
MAXUS produces various models including V80, which was revealed by the company during the launch ceremony.
V80 comes in two variants, the Minibus model that can accommodate 15 passengers, and the Cargo Van model with its spacious loading area for large payloads.
Ali Husein Alireza, MD, Haji Husein Alireza & Co. Ltd., expressed the company’s pride for introducing the new Chinese car brand MAXUS to the Saudi market, and to add it to the group of Chinese car brands under the umbrella of the company already launched in the Saudi market over the last two years.
He added: “Chinese cars have proved worthy of the Saudi consumer confidence through offering cars of advanced technology at affordable prices, as well as capable to perform all the tasks assigned to it. The great demand for the Chinese cars, which we launched in the Saudi market two years ago, encouraged us to continue introducing new Chinese car markers to the Saudi market, this time in the field of commercial vehicles that are increasingly used in view of the major expansion of business activities in the country.
Husam Hanbali, general director of MAXUS brand in Saudi Arabia, pointed out that the new brand is a global standard for multipurpose vehicles, and provides great capacities and larges spaces for both passengers and payloads.
He said: “The vast and long experience of Haji Husein Alireza & Co. Ltd., in automotive area for more than 70 years, enabled us to continue providing best services to our customers to the fullest, as well as providing products that satisfy all needs. Now we are adding the Chinese commercial motor brand MAXUS to our group of car brands in order to provide our clients with more options to choose from.
The new car model MAXUS V80 comes in two variants - the Minibus and the Cargo Van. Both models are fitted with 2.5L diesel turbocharged engine with direct fuel injection system that produces 100KW and maximum torque of 330 Nm linked to a 5-speed manual transmission. The car's maximum speed is 160 km/hr, and the fuel tank capacity is 80 liters.
The car features many fittings such as front and rear brakes discs, McPherson suspension, independent in the front and connected in the rear, anti-theft system, one side sliding door, airbags for the driver, pre-tightening seat belt, splitter between the cabin and the rear compartment and LED adjustable headlights.


Burkina Faso forces, militants execute dozens of civilians: HRW

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Burkina Faso forces, militants execute dozens of civilians: HRW

  • Burkina Faso has seen a sharp rise in extremist attacks in the past three months
  • All the violence occurred near the northern borders with Mali and Niger, between April 2018 and January 2019

OUAGADOUGOU: Burkina Faso security forces have summarily executed more than 115 civilians since mid-last year during operations against militants who themselves have killed over a third of that number, Human Rights Watch (HRW) said on Friday.
Burkina Faso has seen a sharp rise in extremist attacks in the past three months, as militant groups seek to increase their influence across the Sahel.
A Burkinabe government spokesman declined to comment, but said authorities would issue a statement shortly. None of the multiple militant groups operating in Burkina Faso could be reached for comment.
HRW documented “the execution by Burkinabe security forces of over 115 men accused of supporting or harboring the armed Islamists,” as well as 42 killings carried out by militants of suspected government collaborators.
All the violence occurred near the northern borders with Mali and Niger, between April 2018 and January 2019.
“Scores of people have been murdered,” Corinne Dufka, Sahel director at Human Rights Watch, said. “Villagers are living in fear as both armed Islamists and government forces have demonstrated utter disregard for human life.”
Burkina Faso has become the latest focal point for a determined regional militant campaign, seven years after well-armed extremists took over northern Mali in 2012, prompting the French to intervene the following year to push them back.
However, any evidence of reprisals would present an uncomfortable dilemma for Western allies such as France and the United States: backing security forces in countries such as Burkina Faso is key to containing the militant threat, but that support is meant to be conditional on respect for human rights.
Burkina declared a state of emergency in several provinces in December following an attack by an Al-Qaeda-linked group. The state of emergency was extended by six months in January after an dozens died in ethnic violence triggered by the suspected militant killing of a traditional ruler.
Thousands of people have fled their homes as a result of militant attacks and reprisals by Burkinabe forces.
According to the HRW report, in the village of Gasseliki, about 230 km north of the capital Ouagadougou, militants killed 12 people.
“They kicked the door in, went room to room and found us hiding,” the report quoted a witness as saying. Reprisals by security forces were mostly carried out by a detachment of about 100 gendarmes, or military police, based in the town of Arbinda, since late August, it said.
Most were from the Fulani ethnic group, whom the militants have targeted heavily for recruitment.
Earlier this month, Burkina Faso acknowledged accusations of abuse, saying the army was committed to human rights and that it “investigations are ongoing into the facts.”