Gojek operation in Malaysia still at conceptual stage

Transport minister Anthony Loke has revealed that there is currently no decision to allow Gojek to operate in Malaysia, as such a proposal must first be presented to the Cabinet, The Star reports.

“There is no final decision to allow or disallow Gojek as it is only at the conceptual stage with the proposal to be brought to the Cabinet for discussions first,” Loke said at a press conference during a flag-off event for KL Monorail’s refurbished four-car trains.

Recently, youth and sports minister Syed Saddiq expressed his intentions to bring Gojek to Malaysia, saying that the presence of the motorcycle-based ride-hailing service would create hundreds of thousands of job opportunities for motorcyclists in the country.

“Of course the youth (and sports) minister is coming from the viewpoint of the youth and job creation. We are looking at it from the safety and operational aspects. His view will be considered but we will have to look at the proposal more seriously,” Loke explained.

Should the Indonesia-based company is permitted to offer its Gojek e-hailing services in Malaysia, it would not be the only one to do so. “If we ever allow it in the future, we won’t allow a monopoly by a company as it is not meant for one company alone,” said Loke.

He also confirmed that Syed Saddiq had invited him to attend a meeting with Gojek founder Nadiem Makarim and prime minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad on Monday.

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