Transport Ministry seeking public opinion on Gojek


The Cabinet recently agreed in principle to the implemention of motorcycle-based ride-hailing service Gojek in Malaysia, and the Transport Ministry is now seeking the public’s opinion on the matter with a survey organised by the Malaysian Institute of Road Safety Research (MIROS).

You can check out the survey via this link, where you’ll be presented with several multiple-choice questions, with a place for any suggestions at the end. According to transport minister Anthony Loke, the survey serves to determine how accepting the public will be to services like Gojek in relation to various factors.

The survey will be available from today until September 7, 2019, and the findings will be used to outline a mechanism for the implementation of motorcycle taxi services in the country.

The idea for implementing a motorbike ride-hailing service in Malaysia was first mooted following a meeting involving youth and sports minister Syed Saddiq Syed Abdul Rahman, Gojek founder Nadiem Makarim and prime minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad.

However, not everyone is supportive of the plan, with Big Blue Taxi Services founder Shamsubahrin Ismail voicing his displeasure recently, calling it a “step backwards.” Based on the response in our comments section, there’s also a clear division of opinion on the matter. What are your thoughts on this?


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