Ride-hailing firm Gojek, others to start pilot run in Malaysia in Jan.


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

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