Youth and Sports Minister Syed Saddiq expressed his intention to bring Gojek into Malaysia. On August 19, Saddiq shared on his official Twitter account that he had managed to bring the founder of Gojek to meet with the Prime Minister of Malaysia Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad and Transport Minister Anthony Loke.
Looking at the influencers’ list of Gojek, Anthony Loke was the one who talked the most on the ride hailing service instead of Syed Saddiq.
He confirmed that he had a meeting with Gojek founder Nadiem and Tun Mahathir to discuss on the ride hailing service. Yet, the implementation of Gojek in Malaysia is still a Cabinet decision.
Previously, the Transport Minister shut-down the idea of introducing Gojek in Malaysia as the accident rate involving bikers was too high in the country.
Following that, Entrepreneur Development Minister Datuk Seri Mohd Redzuan Yusof revealed that the Cabinet has agreed to bring Gojek into Malaysia.
However, he said that the Transport Ministry and the Youth and Sport Ministry needed to conduct a study on Gojek in order to produce regulations on the motorcycle hailing service.
The concerns for the safety of Gojek was one of the top issues when it comes to the topic of the motorcycle hailing service.
A local company providing a similar service, Dego Ride was banned by the Transport Ministry in 2017, and it was due to safety concerns. However, the company had relaunched its service following the news on Gojek implementation in Malaysia.
On the other hand, Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir kept it short and simple over the public concern on the safety of using Gojek. He asked the public to not use Gojek if they think that their service is not safe.
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