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KUALA LUMPUR: South Korea largest fried chicken chain, NeNe Chicken has further expanded by opening three new outlets, bringing its total outlets to seven currently.
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MACHANG: The Human Resource Ministry plans to extend the personal and family protection scheme through Social Security Organisation (Sosco) contributions to farmers, rubber smallholders and fishermen.
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MACHANG: The Human Resource Ministry plans to extend the personal and family protection scheme through Social Security Organisation (Socso) contributions to farmers, rubber smallholders and fishermen.
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MACHANG, June 18 — The Human Resource Ministry plans to extend the personal and family protection scheme through Social Security Organisation (Sosco) contributions to farmers, rubber smallholders an...
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JOHOR BARU, June 17 — The Johor government hoped the benefit coverage for the Employment Injury Scheme (EIS) under the Self-Employment Social Security Act 2017 (Act 789) can be extended to more empl...
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Eddie Ybanez, co-founder and CEO at Micab, is leaving the top job at the Philippine taxi-hailing app.
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PETALING JAYA: A request from a stranger to a woman for help in booking a Grab ride took a sinister turn when the stranger was alleged to have robbed the e-hailing driver.
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As the 12 July deadline for all e-hailing drivers to take obtain a Public Service Vehicle (PSV) license looms closer, ride-sharing services are expected to lose approximately 50% of its drivers once t...
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Mahfuz (second right) presents an aid to recipient, Noor Jahan (left) at he closing ceremony of Socso’s Publicity and Presentation of Benefits.
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PETALING JAYA: Drivers of taxis and Grab cars have been reminded to quickly register and make contributions to a Socso scheme to protect the self-employed.
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ALOR SETAR, June 16 — All taxi and Grab drivers have been reminded to quickly register and make contributions to the Social Security Organisation (Socso) to enable them to get Socso protection for t...
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PUTRAJAYA: A special programme taking effect on June 14 will be conducted for the existing 367 special needs (OKU) e-hailing drivers in the country to enable them to receive the necessary licences ear...
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Unicorns are mystical animals, but they exist in the startup scene to describe privately held companies with a valuation of more than US$1bil.
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PUTRAJAYA: Online bidding for Kuala Lumpur’s newest series, the “VDN” plate numbers, will open on June 21.
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The government will have a special programme for the disabled (OKU) to obtain a public service vehicle (PSV) license, which will allow them to be legal e-hailing drivers.
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Car-sharing provider SOCAR is now supporting GrabPay as a new payment option.
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PUTRAJAYA, June 14 ― A special programme taking effect today will be conducted for the existing 367 special needs (OKU) e-hailing drivers in the country to enable them to receive the necessary licen...
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PETALING JAYA: Life could become uncomfortable for conventional banks if Grab ventures into digital banking, according to economists Yeah Kim Leng of Sunway University and Carmelo Ferlito of the Insti...
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7 years ago, Grab began as a ride-hailing company, with its sights set on direct competitors Uber.
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Singapore-based Grab held talks to acquire local payments startup 2C2P and was turned down, Bloomberg reported, citing people familiar with the matter.
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KOTA KINABALU: Sabah opposition leader Jeffrey Kitingan is worried over the recent spate of crimes involving foreigners, in particular illegal immigrants.
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KOTA KINABALU: An opposition leader here has called for authorities to take pro-active action following a recent spike in incidents involving illegal immigrants.
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Vietnam has asked companies not to advertise on videos hosted by Google's YouTube that contain "anti-state propaganda", state media said on June 12, as the South-East Asian country ramps up pressure on global tech giants.
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Grab is exploring a move into Singapore banking as regulators in the Southeast Asian city-state consider allowing online-only banks, four people with knowledge of the process told Reuters.
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Grab, South-East Asia's most valuable startup, is exploring a move into Singapore banking as regulators in the South-East Asian city-state consider allowing online-only banks, four people with knowledge of the process said.
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KOTA KINABALU - Two car wash workers have been charged in connection with the murder of a Grab driver here last month.
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KOTA KINABALU: Two car wash workers have been charged in connection with the murder of a Grab driver here last month.
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Two car wash workers have been charged at the Magistrate’s Court in Tuaran, Sabah with the murder of a local Grab driver last month.Amru Al Asy Japri, 24, a local man, and Filipino Arsit Indanan, 20...
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KOTA KINABALU: Two car wash workers have been charged at the Magistrate’s Court in Tuaran with the murder of a local Grab driver here last month.
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Ride-hailing giant Grab today announced the launch of a co-branded credit card in the Philippines in partnership with financial services firm Citi.
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KOTA KINABALU: Two men including a Filipino were charged at the Magistrate’s Court in Tuaran yesterday with the murder of a Grab driver last month.
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PETALING JAYA: Taxi-drivers are not signing up for a Socso scheme because they are unclear about the benefits of the scheme designed to provide social security for the self-employed, says the owner of...
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Dear readers, Our top article last week was an interview with delivery startup Ninja Van’s CEO that also disclosed some never-seen-before numbers.
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Africa has become the new frontier for Singapore’s startup movement, as more technology and venture capital firms eye the continent’s largely untapped market for the next wave of growth despite th...
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PETALING JAYA: Weak enforcement of the Personal Data Protection Act (PDPA) has made it vital for e-commerce firms and e-hailing providers to protect such information, according to the Bar Council.
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PETALING JAYA: A consumer group has urged the transport ministry and ride-hailing service Grab to consider better ways to protect the safety of drivers, rather than require passengers to submit a “s...
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PETALING JAYA: A taxi drivers’ group said it plans to hold a gathering outside the Prime Minister’s Department to voice dissatisfaction with Transport Minister Loke Siew Fook.
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PETALING JAYA: E-hailing giant Grab will be making it mandatory for passengers to submit a selfie to use its services by July 12, in an effort to make its platform safer for both drivers and riders.
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PETALING JAYA (June 8): E-hailing users will soon have to submit selfies to ride on the cars of Grab.
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(June 7): Tan Hooi Ling may help run a US$14 billion tech start-up in an industry that favours the outspoken, but she is not cut from the same cloth as your typical TED talk star.
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PETALING JAYA: E-hailing giant Grab will be making it mandatory for passengers to submit a selfie to use its services by July 12, in an effort to make its platform safer for both drivers and riders.
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PETALING JAYA: While most drivers welcome Grab’s one-time selfie verification requirement for passengers, there is mixed reaction from passengers.
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The Philippines’ Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) issued a show cause order to Grab‘s operations in the country to justify the removal of roughly 8,000 partner drivers,...
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Ride-hailing giant Grab recently launched a feature to allow users in Singapore to authorize use of their personal data in a bid to beef up security on its GrabPay wallet app.
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Tan Hooi Ling may help run a US$14 billion tech startup in an industry that favors the outspoken, but she is not cut from the same cloth as your typical TED talk star.
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All Grab users in Malaysia will soon have to do a one-time selfie verification in order to use the app in the country.
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PETALING JAYA: All Grab users in Malaysia will have to do a one-time selfie verification to use the app from July 12.
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More than 3,700 years ago, the kingdom of Babylon enacted the Code of Hammurabi.
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Ninja Van booked almost US$9.55 million in revenue between January and June 2017, according to its most recent regulatory filing seen by Tech in Asia.
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Ninja Van booked almost US$9.55 million in revenue between January and June 2017, according to its most recent regulatory filing seen by Tech in Asia.
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To create a safer environment for both passengers and drivers, Grab has introduced mandatory selfie as a part of their regulatory requirement.
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Back in April, Grab announced that it would implement facial recognition technology into its app.
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Dear readers, Last week, I analyzed Gojek and Grab’s valuations and profitability prospects.
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KOTA KINABALU: Deputy Home Minister Datuk Mohd Azis Jamman (pix) has advised Grab drivers to be careful when picking up passengers.
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KOTA KINABALU (Bernama): Deputy Home Minister Datuk Mohd Azis Jamman has advised Grab drivers to be careful when picking up passengers.
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KUALA LUMPUR, June 1 — E-hailing operator Grab Malaysia has achieved the lowest score while rare earth refiner Lynas (Malaysia) Sdn Bhd and national carrier Malaysia Airlines Berhad (MAS) topped the...
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KUALA LUMPUR: Some 40 Grab drivers are crying foul at the rideshare company, claiming their accounts have been terminated or deactivated without notice.
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Lyft and Uber have been underperforming on the stock market, with investors injecting a dose of reality into the US ride-hailers by slashing their valuations.
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KOTA KINABALU: Days after a Grab driver was found murdered, Sabah Wanita Umno chief Jainab Ahmad Ayid today called for dash cams to be installed in e-hailing cars to safeguard drivers from criminals p...
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KUCHING: In another case that is bound to make all Grab drivers jittery, a Grab driver sustained head injuries after being assaulted and shot at with an airgun by a passenger in Jalan FAC Matang here ...
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Lyft and Uber have been underperforming on the stock market, with investors injecting a dose of reality into the US ride-hailers by slashing their valuations.
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KUCHING (Bernama): A Grab driver sustained head injuries after being assaulted and shot at with an airgun by a passenger in Jalan FAC Matang, on Thursday evening (May 30).
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KUALA LUMPUR (May 30): Persatuan Pemandu Aplikasi Malaysia (PPAM), a non-profit organisation today urged all e-hailing companies to enhance the safety features of drivers following the recent Grab dri...
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KUCHING: Police are on the hunt for a man who caused injuries to a Grab driver with a hammer and an air gun in an incident along Matang highway.
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KUALA LUMPUR: Persatuan Pemandu Aplikasi Malaysia (PPAM), a non-profit organisation today urged all e-hailing companies to enhance the safety features of drivers following the recent Grab driver murde...
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Lyft and Uber have been underperforming on the stock market, with investors injecting a dose of reality into the US ride-hailers by slashing their valuations.
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KUALA LUMPUR,  May 30 ― Persatuan Pemandu Aplikasi Malaysia (PPAM), a non-profit organisation today urged all e-hailing companies to enhance the safety features of drivers following the recent Grab...
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PETALING JAYA: An e-hailing firm said the suggestion of getting passengers of e-hailing services to register using their identity cards or passports can only work if the government agrees to it.
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KOTA KINABALU: The government should urgently look into issues of Sabah's illegal immigrants and stateless persons in the aftermath of the murder of a Grab car driver recently, says Kota Marudu PKR division chief Sazalye Donol.
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KOTA KINABALU: Angry internet users have tracked down what are believed to be the social media accounts of two men suspected of robbing and murdering a Grab car driver, which have seen a flood of heat...
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PETALING JAYA: The Malaysian e-Hailing Drivers Association (Mehda) has called on all e-hailing operators to take stringent measures to ensure all passengers register using their identity cards to prot...
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“On behalf of the Grab family, we offer our deepest condolences to the family of our Grab driver-partner, Mohammad Hanafiee Bin Jaafar, during this time of loss.
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The sharing economy is here to stay.
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KOTA KINABALU: Grab driver Mohd Hanafiee Jaffar was stabbed in the chest multiple times, police revealed today.
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KOTA KINABALU, May 29 — E-hailing service Grab provided details of the suspect including a photo from the app that helped the police in the murder case of its local driver here recently.
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KOTA KINABALU: Grab Malaysia has extended its condolences to the family of Mohd Hanafiee Jaafar, the driver of the e-hailing service who was recently murdered in a robbery here.
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KOTA KINABALU: Grab Malaysia has extended its condolences to the family of Mohd Hanafiee Jaafar, the driver of the e-hailing service who was recently murdered in a robbery here.
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KOTA KINABALU: Grab drivers here have expressed safety concerns following the recent killing of Grab driver Mohd Hanafiee Jaafar, who was robbed and his body dumped in Tuaran.
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KOTA KINABALU, May 29 — E-hailing service Grab’s social media accounts have been flooded with angry comments following the death of one of its drivers here recently, after he was killed by two mal...
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KOTA KINABALU: News of the killing of a Grab driver here has struck fear among members of the e-hailing service in the city who are calling for measures to ensure the safety of both drivers and passen...
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KOTA KINABALU: Police have nabbed two men including a foreigner believed to be involved in the case of a Grab driver who was reported missing last Friday.
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THE Securities Commission Malaysia (SC) introduced its regulatory framework for property crowdfunding (PCF) last Friday, paving the way for those keen on conducting such a business to send in applicat...
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KOTA KINABALU: Police have nabbed two men including a foreigner believed to be involved in the case of a Grab driver who was reported missing last Friday.
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KOTA KINABALU, May 28 — Two men in their 20s have been arrested following the discovery of a corpse in Tuaran, Sabah in a case believed to be related to the case of a Grab driver missing for the pas...
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SINGAPORE: Trax, a Singapore-based startup serving the retail industry, is finalising a deal to raise US$100mil at a pre-money valuation of about US$1.1bil, a price tag that could make it the second most valuable startup in the city-state.
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KOTA KINABALU: A gang of tech-savvy car thieves has been busted following a series of thefts that resulted in nearly RM1mil in losses.
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Electric vehicles may have had a bit of a tough time over here in Malaysia, but Big Blue Taxi Facilities will be rolling out 100 all-electric taxis by the beginning of July or August 2019.
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In Back to The Future, Doc Brown famously turned his Delorean into a time machine.
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KOTA KINABALU: Police are investigating whether the discovery of a body in Tuaran on Monday (May 27) is connected to the case of missing Grab driver, Mohd Hanafiee Jaffar.
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Ride-hailing giant Grab has launched AI for SEA, an initiative aimed at promoting the use of artificial intelligence for solving urban challenges in the region.
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INDONESIA’s ride-hailing operator, PT Aplikasi Karya Anak Bangsa, or Go-Jek as it is popularly known, is understood to be in the midst of setting up a company in Malaysia in what is seen as a precur...
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KOTA KINABALU: Police have begun looking for those responsible for an alleged citizenship drive using Warisan’s logo, saying 12 reports have been received on the matter so far.
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KOTA KINABALU, May 27 — The family of missing Grab driver Mohd Hanafiee Jaffar have been driving around aimlessly to look for him in the past two days since his disappearance last Saturday morning.
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SINGAPORE: Trax, a Singapore-based startup serving the retail industry, is finalizing a deal to raise $100 million at a pre-money valuation of about $1.1 billion, a price tag that could make it the second most valuable startup in the city-state.
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(May 27): China’s tech giants have upended the country's payments system and promise to shake up its consumer-banking sector.
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KOTA KINABALU: The family of Mohd Hanafiee Jaffar is pleading for his safe return, after the 27-year-old full-time Grab driver went missing early Saturday (May 25) morning.
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The Pakatan Harapan government has not neglected the welfare of taxi drivers and operators, and has in fact provided no less assistance than the previous administration.
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KUALA LUMPUR, May 26 — The Pakatan Harapan (PH) government did not neglect the welfare of taxi drivers and operators and has in fact provided the appropriate assistance no less than the previous gov...
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KUALA LUMPUR (Bernama): The Pakatan Harapan government did not neglect the welfare of taxi drivers and operators and has in fact provided the appropriate assistance no less than the previous government, says Datuk Kamaruddin Jaafar.
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Ride-hailing giant Grab announced on Thursday that it has launched a three-wheeler taxi service in Jakarta.