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BUKIT MERTAJAM: Two Nepalese men were brutally beaten up by passers-by in Jalan Bukit Minyak here after one of them allegedly molested a female Grab driver they were riding with.
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Two Nepalis who were beaten up for allegedly molesting a Grab driver in Bukit Mertajam on Friday evening have been remanded for further investigation under Section 354 of the Penal Code for outraging ...
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BUKIT MERTAJAM: Two Nepalese men were assaulted by members of the public after they molested a woman Grab driver in an incident in Bukit Minyak here yesterday.
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BUKIT MERTAJAM, April 20 — Two Nepalese men were assaulted by members of the public after they molested a woman Grab driver in an incident in Bukit Minyak here yesterday.
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Two Nepali men were beaten up by the public after they were accused of molesting a Grab driver in Seberang Perai, Penang yesterday.
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GEORGE TOWN: Police arrested two Nepali factory workers yesterday after they allegedly molested a 27-year-old female Grab driver on their trip in Bukit Mertajam.
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KUALA LUMPUR: The promise of quick cash landed a Grab driver in trouble when he found out that a syndicate running a money scam had duped him.
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Grab recently announced that it is accepting the second batch of startups for its accelerator program, Grab Ventures Velocity (GVV). The latest iteration has two tracks.
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As one of the largest consumer electronics corporation in the world, Sony is known for a lot of things.
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Grab announced that it is officially bringing its GrabFood app into its fold.
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KUALA LUMPUR: One of the two teenage girls who went missing in Petaling Jaya yesterday ran away because she was unhappy with her mother, police say.
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KUALA LUMPUR, April 16 — The reason two teenage girls went missing in Petaling Jaya yesterday was because one of them was unhappy with her mother.
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PETALING JAYA: The two teenage girls who went missing after celebrating the Tamil New Year together on Sunday were attempting to run away from home.
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PETALING JAYA: As the deadline for the special eHailing licence nears, two associations have claimed that stringent checks on their drivers were already being carried out.
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PETALING JAYA: The two teenage girls who went missing after celebrating the Tamil New Year together on Sunday (April 14) were attempting to run away from home.
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PETALING JAYA: The two Assunta schoolgirls who went missing after their Grab ride was cancelled last night have been found, Petaling Jaya police said this evening.
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PETALING JAYA: The two teenage girls who went missing after celebrating the Tamil New Year together have been found.
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KUALA LUMPUR, April 15 — Police have launched a search for two teenage girls who were reported missing after celebrating the Tamil New Year at a condominium in  Jalan Gasing Indah, Petaling Jaya n...
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PETALING JAYA: Two teenage girls are missing after celebrating the Tamil New Year at a temple here yesterday.
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PETALING JAYA: Ride-hailing service Grab has launched an inquiry into a claim that two underage passengers had gone missing, following a plea to the public posted on Facebook.
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PETALING JAYA: Two teenage girls have gone missing after celebrating the Tamil New Year together Sunday (April 14).
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Bloomberg columnist Tim Culpan’s recent takedown of Grab’s latest boast about its massive and still ongoing series H round made some good points.
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PETALING JAYA: Only 35 out of the 200,000 e-hailing vehicles in operation have been brought to Puspakom for their vehicles to be inspected said Chief Executive Officer Mohammed Shukor Ismail.
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Oppo has finally revealed their Reno smartphone and it features a new periscope zoom camera module that offers 10 times lossless zoom.
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US scooter-sharing service Lime has picked Singapore to be its regional headquarters in the Asia-Pacific, with its Central Business District-located hub slated to open in the third quarter of this yea...
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Bloomberg columnist Tim Culpan’s recent takedown of Grab’s latest boast about its massive and still ongoing series H round made some good points.
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Ovo closed a deal to acquire online mutual fund marketplace Bareksa for over US$20 million, according to an executive familiar with the matter.
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PETALING JAYA: Picking up strangers in your car can be a risky affair, but e-hailing drivers can now expect a certain level of safety.
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New research from the Center for International and Strategic Studies (CSIS) has found that Grab contributed 48.9 trillion rupiahs (US$3.46 billion) to Indonesia’s economy in 2018.
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Grab Malaysia is claiming to take a stronger stance in ensuring the safety of its drivers with the new Passenger Verification feature on the app.
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Singaporean insurance cooperative NTUC Income is partnering with Chinese online insurer ZhongAn to “bring speed to digital innovation and product launches,” the duo announced today.
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Ride-sharing company, Grab, has partnered up with the Malaysian Ministry of Transport to bring facial recognition technology to its app, and for use by its customer base in Malaysia.
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MELAKA, April 11 ― Malaysian computerised vehicle inspection company Puspakom is not a monopoly, argued parent company DRB Hicom Managing Director Datuk Seri Syed Faisal Albar.
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PETALING JAYA, April 11 — Grab Malaysia officially launched today its in-app facial recognition system for ride-hailing users to submit their photographs so the firm can visually identify them in th...
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PETALING JAYA, April 11 — Grab Malaysia officially launched today its in-app facial recognition system developed with the Transport Ministry to let ride-hailing drivers capture their identities.
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Grab needs growth. Its current series H funding round is now expected to balloon to US$6.5 billion, indicating that investors continue to show confidence in the company.
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Grab needs growth. Its current series H funding round is now expected to balloon to US$6.5 billion, indicating that investors continue to show confidence in the company.
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SINGAPORE: Grab aims to raise an additional US$2bil this year as it ramps up expansion, its chief executive said, just weeks after announcing over US$4.5bil of funding in what has become South-East Asia’s largest round of private financing.
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SINGAPORE: Grab is looking to raise another $2 billion this year to ramp up expansion, its CEO Anthony Tan told Reuters, just weeks after announcing over $4.5 billion of funding in what has become Southeast Asia's largest round of private financing.
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GEORGE TOWN: Langkawi will focus on sustainable development with the right balance between growth and conservation, newly appointed Langkawi Development Authority (Lada) CEO Dr Hezri Adnan said today.
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Grab plans to raise another US$2 billion from strategic investors this year, the company announced today.
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Indonesian ride-hailing service Go-Jek’s value is now estimated at US$10 billion by US market intelligence firm CB Insights, putting it in the ranks of startups called “decacorns.” That would ma...
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SINGAPORE: Grab expects to raise another $2 billion from strategic investors this year, the CEO of Southeast Asia’s biggest ride-hailing firm said, just weeks after it announced funding of over $4.5 billion in the region’s largest private financing round.
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Ride-hailing giant Grab today announced the appointment of Yee Wee Tang as country head of Grab Singapore, effective April 1, according to a company statement.
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KUALA LUMPUR, April 5 — Drivers of e-hailing services urged the government to extend the July 12 deadline for them to obtain the Public Service Vehicle (PSV) licence, saying many among them will not...
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PETALING JAYA: Malaysians today responded to the news of Grab's new tipping feature with mixed feelings, with some expressing their displeasure on Facebook.
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Malaysians today responded to the news of Grab's new tipping feature with mixed feelings, with some expressing their displeasure on Facebook while others viewed it as a positive development.
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Grab has introduced a new feature on the app, allowing users to tip their drivers.
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Grab has further expanded its GrabRewards loyalty program with a host of perks for its platinum- and gold-tier members who are traveling by airplane.
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SINGAPORE, April 3 — Despite making its exit from China and South-east Asia, Uber yesterday reaffirmed its commitment to its businesses in the region by launching its new Asia Pacific (Apac) Regiona...
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Uber has unveiled its new Asia-Pacific headquarters in Singapore – a market it exited early last year after selling its Southeast Asia business to erstwhile rival Grab.
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KUALA LUMPUR, April 2 — It’s that time of the year again.
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2018 was an eventful year for the ride-hailing industry in Singapore.
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It’s that time of the year again.
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On-demand logistics startup TheLorry has raised US$5.85 million in series B funding.
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Home-renting company Airbnb has invested an undisclosed amount in Indian hotel reservation startup Oyo’s series E funding round, as it dives deeper into the hotel-booking business.
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Grab confirms it will not be delivering Singaporean food over the border using helicopters, saying GrabFoodCopter is just an April Fool's joke.
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First of all, the more links we have between JB and Singapore, the better.
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SINGAPORE, March 30 — Ride-hailing giant Grab plans to double its Singapore staff strength by the end of next year, in time for the completion of its new headquarters.
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GEORGE TOWN: It has been a hellish three months for e-hailing drivers in Penang picking up passengers from the airport as they have been slapped with numerous summonses and compound fines by the Road ...
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The Road Transport Department (JPJ) has announced that current and future taxi and ride-hailing drivers (i.e.
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SINGAPORE: Grab, South-East Asia’s biggest ride-hailing company, plans to double its staff in Singapore to 3,000 by the time it moves into new headquarters next year.
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Grab is in talks with PayPal and Alibaba’s Ant Financial as it considers spinning out its financial services unit to double down on its non-transportation business, according to sources.
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The idea that lifestyle and tech brands would collaborate to create a unique product is no longer uncommon, and at times the end result could very well be surprising.
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Are you bored with your current food delivery options?
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Grab Malaysia today revealed a new offering that will be made available through GrabFood service very soon.
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Grab, South-East Asia’s biggest ride-hailing company, plans to double its staff in Singapore to 3,000 by the time it moves into new headquarters next year.
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Vietnam-based digital gifting and loyalty platform UrBox has raised an undisclosed amount of seed funding from local venture capital firms VinaCapital Ventures and VIISA.
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Go-Jek formally unveiled its benefits package for Singaporean private-car drivers today, following the reveal of several perks in partnership with other service providers over recent weeks.
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When ride-sharing company Grab agreed to buy Uber’s South-East Asian assets a year ago, it seemed that its hardest and longest fought competition was finally over – at least in seven of its markets that weren’t Indonesia.
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Grab is introducing two new features that integrate public transport options into its app, and commuters in Jakarta are among the first in the region to benefit.
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Grab is introducing two services that integrate public transport options into its app, and commuters in Jakarta are the first in the region to benefit from the new features.
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Grab recently announced that it will begin charging passengers a late cancellation and no-show fee.
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Earlier this week Grab announced it will be introducing a ride cancellation charge.
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SINGAPORE, March 20 — The ride-hailing market here is about to heat up again, with Vietnamese firm FastGo to launch in Singapore next month as part of its expansion plan in South-east Asia.
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Grab has just announced that they have updated their cancellation policy where customers will be charged a minimal fee when they cancel a ride.
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If you have a habit of cancelling on your Grab drivers, it's time to stop.
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Grab has announced that will begin charging customers a fee if they cancel a ride after five minutes of getting a driver, or if they are beyond five minutes late to their ride and the driver has to ca...
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Grab, one of the most popular apps for ride-hailing in Malaysia has announced a revision on their cancellation policy.
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Grab will offer payments tech, microloans, and micro-insurance to small businesses as a single package called Grow With Grab.
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South-East Asia's Grab said on March 19 it would offer consumer credit and expand its lending to small businesses as part of the ride-hailing firm's big push into the financial services sector, an area it has earmarked for growth.
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PETALING JAYA: Grab Malaysia will start charging a fee on passengers who cancel or who are late to their ride after a certain allowed amount of time starting from March 25.
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Grab will offer payments tech, microloans, and micro-insurance to small businesses as a single package called Grow With Grab.
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The Philippines' transport regulator said on March 19 it has rejected an appeal from Indonesia's Go-Jek to launch a ride-hailing service, having denied Go-Jek's initial request earlier this year citing local ownership criteria.
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Singapore-based Golden Gate Ventures (GGV) is teaming up with South Korea’s Hanwha Asset Management to invest in series B rounds across Southeast Asia, the two firms announced today.
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Airbnb is contemplating another big step into the hotel business, this time in India and China.
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Grab Malaysia announces that the company will be charging a cancellation fee on passengers who cancel after five minutes of making a booking.
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Indonesian e-wallet Ovo is speeding up its push into online lending by acquiring local P2P lending startup Taralite, one of the first fintech startups in the country.
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Tigerhall, a knowledge-sharing platform based in Singapore, announced it raised US$1.8 million in seed funding.
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KUALA LUMPUR (March 15): AirAsia Group Bhd chief executive officer Tan Sri Tony Fernandes said this quarter will show strong performance from all its Asean joint ventures (JV). In a series of tweets f...
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With Southeast Asian players like ride-hailing giant Grab beating out international competition last year and record funding growth in the region in 2017, it’s clear that Southeast Asia’s startup ...
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The Huawei p30 series will be launched in 2 weeks time and this device has already passed Sirim certification.
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Apart from offering point to point Grabcar rides, Grab has just introduced a new rental service where you can book a 6-seater MPV plus a driver for a couple of hours.
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Grab announced today that it will open its internally developed fraud-prevention technology to third parties, enabling its strategic partners and others to combat online fraud.
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Go-Jek’s drivers in Singapore will enjoy discounts of at least 20 percent when refueling their cars thanks to the company’s latest strategic partnership with Esso and its existing alliance with DB...
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Dear readers, Continuing the theme of how Southeast Asia is becoming like China, we recently published a story about Chinese insurance giant Ping An’s hiring spree in the region as it woos banks an...
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Revered as an international economic center, Singapore’s startup ecosystem has quickly become a trailblazer in Southeast Asia.
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SINGAPORE, March 11 — A day before it was due to roll out a new policy for riders who cancel their bookings, ride-hailing firm Grab has delayed the move by two weeks to allow passengers “sufficien...
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MARCH 11 — Try this one day.
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When Grab revealed this week that it had netted US$1.45 billion in funding from SoftBank – bringing its ongoing series H round to US$4.5 billion – it treated journalists to a smorgasbord of stats,...