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Gojek Obtains Due Diligence in Malaysia by January 2020

Currently available in Lembah Klang, while being evaluated for the regulation

Marsya Nabila - 6 November 2019

Malaysian Government will authorize the two-wheeler ride-hailing service, one of which is Gojek, to have due diligence by January 2020. This has become the solution to accelerate Gojek's international expansion to add two to three new countries next year.

The green light applies not only to Gojek, but also to the local player, Dego Ride. Both are to operate based on a proof-of-concept (POC) in measuring service on demand for six months.

"Bike-hailing will be an essential component to provide a comprehensive public transportation system as the first- and last-mile connectivity," Malaysia's Transportation Minister, Anthony Lee, said as quoted from Reuters.

Either Gojek or Dego will be available only in Lembah Klang area. This is the most developed area in Malaysia and the heart of Kuala Lumpur. However, it doesn't mean to restrict the area forever.

During the POC or due diligence season, the government is to collect all data for further evaluation to gain insights related to the regulation.

"Bike-hailing will run under the current regulation for the e-hailing or four-wheeler."

Last week, Gojek's Co-CEO, Andre Soelistyo is quite confident for the company to run immediately in Malaysia next year, followed by the Philippines.

"Next year, there will be two more countries, Malaysia and the Philippine. We're now preparing for all the requirements. We're actually run in the Philippines as a payment system, and the transportation service will follow," he added.

Original article is in Indonesian, translated by Kristin Siagian

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