KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) – Malaysia will allow the motorcycle to come to companies, such as Indonesia, Gojek to begin limited operations in January, a government minister said on Tuesday, that will be able to help you with an end-to-Grab near-monopoly in Malaysia, the wider one ride from market market.
FILE PHOTO: Commuters, along with a Gojek ads in Singapore on March 4, 2019. (REUTERS photo/Edgar Su/File Photo
Gojek, whose investors include the Alphabet, Google China’s tech companies, Tencent and JD.com – has told to Reuters, its Malaysia, the item had yet to be completed.
“Even though we have not yet determined the manner in which the Gojek will occur, or the exact timing, we can look forward to a continuation of this discussion,” a Gojek spokeswoman said, referring to the talks with the Malaysian government.
“Our plans for international expansion naturally includes careful assessment of local opportunities, challenges, rules, and regulations.”
Malaysia’s ride is coming, it is expected that the segment revenue, from $558 million this year, with a growth rate of around 16% annually to hit $1 billion by 2023, according to the German database company, Statista.
At 12.7%, ride from a user that exists in Malaysia and South-east Asia’s largest economy, with more than 32 million people, almost double that of the region as a whole.
The malaysian Transport Minister, Anthony Loke Siew Fook, told parliament’s business, such as Gojek, and a local ‘start-up’ el barto Drive, it would be able to go to work, on the basis of a proof-of-concept ” basis, to the measure of the demand for the service over the next six months.
“Bike to come to be an important element in the provision of a comprehensive public transport system, such as an operating mode of the first – and last-mile connectivity,” Loke said.
The pilot project was initially limited to the Klang Valley, Malaysia’s most developed region where the capital city of Kuala Lumpur.
For the six-month duration of the programme, the state government and the participating companies, data collection, and evaluation of the demand, the government is working on the drafting of the legislation is to control a bike coming.
“A bike coming, it will be subject to the same rules as laid down in the e-hailing,” said the minister, referring to the current ride-from activities such as Gripping.
Gojek is the co-chief executive, Andre Soelistyo told reporters on Saturday that the company is preparing expansion in Malaysia, and the Philippines.
Gojek is Malaysia’s entry would be likely to pose the greatest challenge to the action, which dominates the e-hailing market, after it bought the Uber Technology Inc is a business in South-east Asia last year.
Malaysia last month adopted a $20.5 million penalty to the Grapple, which is supported by the japanese SoftBank, the alleged violation of the competition law through the imposition of restrictive covenants on the drivers.
“Bring it on!” Extract of Malaysia, said on Twitter, after Loke’s notice.
“It is, indeed, a healthy level of competition.”
Report by Joseph Sipalan; additional reporting by Liz Lee in Kuala Lumpur, and st. Augustine, Bea Da Costa, Fanny Potkin in Jakarta; Editing by Tom Hogue and Stephen Coates