FILE PHOTO: Commuters pass by a Gojek advertisement in Singapore March 4, 2019. REUTERS/Edgar Su/File Photo
KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) – Malaysia will allow ride-hailing firms such as Indonesia’s Gojek to start operations on a limited scale from January 2020, Malaysia’s transport minister said on Tuesday.
Gojek, whose backers include Alphabet’s Google and Chinese tech companies Tencent and JD, will start operating based on a proof-of-concept to measure demand for the service over six months, Minister Anthony Loke Siew Fook said.
Reporting by Joseph Sipalan; Editing by Christian Schmollinger