Entrepreneur Development Minister, Redzuan Yusof has revealed the Cabinet in principle has agreed to allow Go-Jek bike-hailing service to be implemented in Malaysia. In general, this is pretty much the reversal of the ban that was imposed on similar service by Dego Ride back in 2017 due to safety concerns.
The greenlight received by Go-Jek is mainly driven by the Minister of Youth and Sports, Syed Saddiq who has publicly supported the service, citing job creation for youth as the main reason. This led to a meeting between the founder of Go-Jek, Nadiem Makarim with Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir and Transport Minister Anthony Loke earlier this month.
Golongan mat motor mahukan pekerjaan & pembelaan,
Bukan sahaja program one-off/Litar.
Mereka wajib dibela. Jangan perlekehkan sumbangan mereka kepada negara.
— Syed Saddiq (@SyedSaddiq) August 19, 2019
Despite the attention given to Go-Jek, Syed Saddiq previously has stated that the field will be opened to everyone and the Indonesian company will certainly not be allowed to monopolize the market.
Meanwhile, Redzuan further added that the Youth and Sports Ministry together with the Transport Ministry have been assigned to look into the regulatory aspect of the service in which they have to present to the Cabinet. He expects that Go-Jek will be able to kickstart its operation in Malaysia within two months after the final approval takes place.
(Source: New Straits Times.)