It all started with a poll on Twitter.
Thanks to the brilliant idea of our Minister of Youth and Sports, Syed Saddiq Syed Abdul Rahman, the Cabinet has “principally” agreed to operate Indonesia’s popular e-hailing motorcycle service, GoJek.
Minister of Entrepreneur Development, Datuk Seri Redzuan Yusof, who was present during the Cabinet meeting yesterday (Wednesday August 21st) said specific legislation on governing the service is still in talks.
“Both the Ministry of Youth and Sports and the Ministry of Transports are assigned to discuss in detail on the rules and the laws that needs to be amended or implemented in order to enable the service to be allowed to operate,” Datuk Redzuan said during an interview with reporters.
He also added that the process might take up to two months in order to come up with the best method so that the request to allow GoJek service to be legalised in the government will pass the Cabinet’s approval.
He later clarified that the most important thing is that the service will operate legally if the government wishes to implement the system in our country, “We always keep in mind that in order to develop economic opportunities for the younger generations, we cannot go against the law.”
For those who might not know, the idea of bringing GoJek in Malaysia was raised following YB Syed Saddiq’s meeting with the founder of the e-hailing app, Nadiem Makarim on Monday (August 19th). As a result, he took to Twitter to ask for the nation’s opinion on his proposal, which in turn brought various reaction among the Internet community.
Kabinet sebulat suara meluluskan modal Ekonomi Gojek-DegoRide. Terima kasih kepada semua yang membantu dalam merealisasikan impian ini, khususnya YAB @chedetofficial & Menteri Pengangkutan, Anthony Loke. Let’s work even harder for the Youths!#Gojek#YouthPower pic.twitter.com/ZM2al2cRax
— Syed Saddiq (@SyedSaddiq) August 21, 2019
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