PUTRAJAYA – The Cabinet meeting today has agreed with the proposal to introduce motorcycle e-hailing service or Gojek as an initiative to help generate income for youths.
However, the Minister of Entrepreneur Development, Datuk Seri Mohd. Redzuan Yusof said, the Ministry of Youth and Sports and the Ministry of Transport have been instructed to run a thorough study on its implementation, especially from the legal aspect.
According to Redzuan, who is also known as Pak Wan, the study includes, areas that are safe for the service to be allowed to operate.
“There is greenlight to provide space for it. Details are needed so that whatever processes we want to implement to develop the economy for youths will abide the existing law. In cases if we need to amend or create new laws, the two ministries need to study them and bring it to a conclusion as soon as possible to the cabinet.
“In principle, the Cabinet has agreed to implement the project, with the condition that the KBS and MOT need to discuss further and in details on the needs to create certain law and the locations we can allow Gojek,” he told the reporters today.
Therefore, Mohd Redzuan projected that the both ministries will go through the processes and get back to the cabinet two months from now.
“End of this year. I think that the approval will be made by the cabinet in a month or two. It is not that difficult according to the existing law. We cannot place Gojek in highways as it would endanger the road users. All those need further studies,” he said.
On 18 August, the Minister of Youth and Sports, Syed Saddiq Syed Abdul Rahman voiced his wish to introduce Gojek through his Twitter account.
He also allowed the youths to share their opinion if they agree with the motorcycle e-hailing service.
For the record, Gojek is a Jakarta based transportation network and logistics start-up company. Its implementation includes the usage of its mobile application.
Syed Saddiq’s online poll received various reactions from netizens, with 90 percent of them agreeing to the service while the others rejected Gojek due to safety reasons. -MalaysiaGazette