##Proton--right##Proton is in a mess. Sales were down almost 20% last year and the franchise is rated bottom of the pile by its own dealers. Despite numerous changes of management it has continually failed to deliver either volume or profits. A new managing director, and some fresh ideas, plus the launch of Lotus-engineered Compact Gti may have some impact. more important, the revival in economic activity in Malaysia means the parent company will have the funds to support its worldwide plans. But, once again, its ambitions in this country look a little unrealistic in the present new car climate.