Malaysian minister of Youth and Sport, Syed Saddiq, has come out on Twitter saying he wants a motorcycle taxi service like Go-Jek to be implemented. As reported by Bernama, Saddiq sought the views from the nation’s youth on his Twitter account as to whether such a service should be made available in Malaysia.
This is with the intention of enabling young Malaysians to participate in small business models such as a motorcycle taxi service. “Malaysian youth, I need your voice to help the mat motor, are you agreeable with the gojek (sic) economy?” twitted Saddiq.
Citing Thailand and Indonesia as examples, Saddiq said thousands of job opportunities were created with Go-Jek in less than a year. Netizens weighing in on Saddiq’s Tweet were in favour of the proposal, with 90% agreeing to the launching of such a ride service.
However, both the previous transport minister, Datuk Seri Liow Tiong Lai and the current minister, Anthony Loke, have not endorsed such a service. Liow said a motorcycle taxi service would come with a higher risk of accidents while Loke stated there are no plans to implement such a transport service.