Syed Saddiq wants to bring Go-Jek to Malaysia


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  • Monday, 19 Aug 2019

PETALING JAYA: Syed Saddiq Syed Abdul Rahman has expressed his intentions to introduce Indonesia's motorcycle-based ride-hailing service Go-Jek to Malaysia.

The Youth and Sports Minister said in an effort to help the motorcyclist group, it is not enough for the government to organise a one-off programme or to build race tracks.

"They want to be defended, they need jobs. That is a more pressing issue, " he said in a one-minute video posted on Twitter.

Syed Saddiq said he had managed to bring the founder of Go-Jek, Nadiem Makarim, whom he met last month, to meet with Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad and Transport Minister Anthony Loke on Monday (Aug 19).

"(Nadiem) has since employed over two million motorcyclists in Indonesia, and hundreds of thousands more in Thailand, Singapore and Vietnam.

"The presentation was accepted kindly, and we will finalise the discussion in the upcoming Cabinet meeting this Wednesday (Aug 21)," said Syed Saddiq.

He said through the proposal, he wished to create hundreds of thousands of job opportunities for motorcyclists, as well as to help the businesses of small entrepreneurs.

Go-Jek is a logistics company based in Jakarta, Indonesia, where consumers can use their services through an app from a smartphone.

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