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KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 26 — Dego Ride is open to its riders working for other e-hailing platforms to deliver food, its founder said.
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JOHOR BARU: Some e-hailing drivers here believe that commuters prefer travelling by car despite the government’s intention to roll out motorcycle e-hailing...
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KUALA LUMPUR (Aug 24): The Malaysian Society For Occupational  Safety and Health (MSOSH) has recommended eight guidelines for the authorities to consider before allowing motorcycle e-hailing services...
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KUALA LUMPUR (Aug 23): The Malaysian Society For Occupational  Safety and Health (MSOSH) has recommended eight guidelines for the authorities to consider before allowing motorcycle e-hailing services...
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KUALA LUMPUR (Aug 23): Grab said today it strongly recommends that Malaysia's Public Service Vehicle (PSV) regulations mandate the development of a separate set of stringent, motorcycle-specific safet...
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If you haven’t already heard, the Cabinet has agreed in principle to Syed Saddiq’s proposal to bring Indonesian motorcycle ride-hailing service Gojek into Malaysia.
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Kent Lau first heard about the WeChat Developer Challenge in June from his longtime friend Claire Chen, the project director of digital agency Imp Digital.
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WE are facing a perfect storm of challenges that need addressing quickly.
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KUALA LUMPUR (Aug 23): Grab said today it strongly recommends that Malaysia's Public Service Vehicle (PSV) regulations mandate the development of a separate set of stringent, motorcycle-specific safet...
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PETALING JAYA: Despite the potential benefits that motorcycle-based e-hailing service might bring to Malaysians, non-governmental organisations are concerned about safety as motorcycles make up the highest number of road accidents in the country.
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KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 22 — The act of two individuals of opposite genders and without family ties riding on the same motorcycle is an “unIslamic” act, the Selangor mufti reportedly claimed today.
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KUALA LUMPUR, August 22 — E-hailing firm Grab today appeared to tease the idea of extending its services in Malaysia to bike-hailing after the Cabinet greenlighted the use of motorcycles to provide ...
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Police arrested two men suspected of drug trafficking at karaoke centres and seized various types of drugs worth RM701,226 in two separate raids in Setia Alam and Petaling Jaya on Sunday and Monday.
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At its weekly meeting today, the Cabinet agreed “in principle” to allow for motorcycle ride-hailing services in Malaysia.
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SOUTHEAST Asian venture capital firm East Ventures announced on Aug 21, the close of its sixth fund at US$75 million (RM313.41 million), more than double the firm’s initial US$30 million target (RM1...
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SHAH ALAM, Aug 21 — Police arrested two men suspected of drug trafficking at karaoke centres and seized various types of drugs worth RM701,226 in two separate raids in Setia Alam and Petaling Jaya o...
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PETALING JAYA: Transport experts have welcomed Youth and Sports Minister Syed Saddiq Syed Abdul Rahman’s proposal to introduce motorcycle ride-hailing service Gojek in Malaysia.
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JAKARTA: Facebook Inc’s messaging service WhatsApp is in talks with multiple Indonesian digital payment firms to offer their mobile transaction services, in a bid to tap the nation’s fast growing e-commerce sector, sources said.
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Facebook Inc's messaging service WhatsApp is in talks with multiple Indonesian digital payment firms to offer their mobile transaction services, in a bid to tap the nation's fast growing e-commerce sector, people familiar with the matter said.
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Southeast Asia often makes headlines for its immense growth potential, with a rising mobile economy and increasing GDP.
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SHAH ALAM: Selangor police have teamed up with taxi-hailing app PICKnGO to help them stay vigilant against crime.
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Ride-hailing companies are fast embracing the super app concept.
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JOHOR BARU, Aug 16 — A Grab driver was robbed of his personal belongings, including cash and two handphones, by three masked men, one armed with a machete, in Persiaran Saujana, Jalan Masai Lama, ne...
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KUALA LUMPUR: The sessions court today sentenced a plumber to three years’ jail and ordered him to be given a stroke of the cane for voluntarily causing hurt to an e-hailing driver when robbing him.
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KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 14 — The Sessions Court today sentenced a plumber to three years’ jail and ordered him to be given a stroke of the cane for voluntarily causing hurt to an e-hailing driver w...
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Dear readers, What happens when a super app is managed irresponsibly or runs out of money?
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JOHOR BARU, Aug 13 — Taxi drivers and drivers with e-hailing companies may be roped to help the state government in its Visit Johor Year 2020 campaign.
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PETALING JAYA: At a time when hundreds of thousands of youths are struggling with unemployment, a university graduate says he is willing to do anything to earn a living, including working as a clown.
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Last Monday, Indonesian president Joko Widodo – more popularly known as Jokowi – met with Masayoshi Son, the CEO of Japanese conglomerate SoftBank. Also present in the meeting were the chief execu...
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KUALA LUMPUR: The Transport Ministry (MOT) will steer clear, for now, from interfering in Grab’s alleged failure to refund the additional 5% commission and service fee charges to its drivers as the ...
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KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 8 — The Transport Ministry (MoT) will steer clear, for now, from interfering in Grab’s alleged failure to refund the additional 5 per cent commission and service fee charges to i...
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KUALA LUMPUR (Aug 8): The Transport Ministry (MoT) will steer clear, for now, from interfering in Grab's alleged failure to refund the additional 5% commission and service fee charges to its drivers a...
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RedDoorz founder and chief executive Amit Saberwal describes his four-year-old budget hotel online booking startup as a “combination of Uber and Marriott.” The Singapore-based firm is like Uber...
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Last month, it was reported that Grab was set to refund excess commission levied on its drivers, following complaints from drivers that the ride-hailing provider had been taking more than 20% in commi...
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KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 7 — E-hailing company Grab Malaysia today denied allegations that it had failed to reimburse the 5 per cent in excess commission owed to its drivers, saying all compensations have ...
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KUALA LUMPUR: Grab drivers are expected to get their refund of 5% commission fee today.
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KUALA LUMPUR (Aug 7): The Malaysia E-Hailing Association (MeHDA) has urged the Transport Ministry to take immediate action on Grab Malaysia for failing to reimburse its drivers the excess commission d...
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KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 7 — The Malaysia E-Hailing Association (MeHDA) has urged the Transport Ministry to take immediate action on Grab Malaysia for failing to reimburse its drivers the excess commiss...
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PETALING JAYA: Grab drivers are crying foul over the company's alleged failure to refund the additional 5% commission and service fee charges on Monday, as promised.
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The long weekend is just around the corner and with expectations of heavy traffic on our urban and interstate highways being more accurate than 4D predictions, Waze has shared a few traffic prediction...
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Grab Malaysia unveiled a usage-based motor insurance and takaful  for e-hailing driver in Malaysia, Grab Daily Insurance (GDI). Designed in partnership with 14 leading insurers and takaful operators ...
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The Grab service has become a part of everyday life among Singaporeans.
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Personal finance platform CompareAsiaGroup has raised US$20 million in a series B1 funding round led by information services provider Experian.
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In a bid to assist its drivers in complying with new ride-hailing regulations, Grab has introduced its Grab Daily Insurance (GDI) – a usage-based motor insurance and takaful created in partnership w...
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Local e-hailing company, MyCar, has announced their plans for the Merdeka month.
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With 3.5 million new internet users each month, Southeast Asia is increasingly viewed as the next global tech hub.
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Grab insurance arm GrabInsure and NTUC Income, a social enterprise of the National Trades Union Congress, unveiled a microinsurance product to provide Grab driver-partners with critical illness protec...
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PETALING JAYA: E-hailing drivers have urged the government to intervene in regulating the fares, adding that it is necessary in order to ensure fairness among the players.
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Southeast Asian ride-hailing giant Grab is set to invest US$2 billion into Indonesia over a five-year period with capital from Japan’s SoftBank to accelerate the development of the country’s digit...
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JAKARTA, July 29 — Ride-hailing giant Grab is investing US$2 billion in Indonesia over the next five years, using funds from Japan’s SoftBank Group to boost its presence in Southeast Asia’s bigg...
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A team of private investigators has been hired to track down M Indira Gandhi's ex-husband Muhammad Riduan Abdullah, who abducted her daughter a decade ago.
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Grab says it set to refund its drivers any excess commission that has been levied on them upon its drivers after complaints were made about this.
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PETALING JAYA: E-hailing operator Grab will be refunding any excess commission levied upon its drivers after some of them protested that the company has been taking more than 20% in commission, the maximum allowed by the government.
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PETALING JAYA: A group of e-hailing drivers whose accounts were terminated are relieved that Grab Malaysia has promised to look into their appeals for reinstatement.
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KUALA LUMPUR: Three men were acquitted by the sessions court here today of a charge of cheating two ATM technicians.
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SINGAPORE: A new trend is emerging among unscrupulous Grab and Gojek drivers in Singapore – using bootleg versions of the apps to earn extra income.
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A new trend is emerging among unscrupulous Grab and Gojek drivers in Singapore – using bootleg versions of the apps to earn extra income.
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SINCE it started operations two years ago, GrabFood has expanded to 204 cities from just two, and is now in six countries.
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An impressive report by the South China Morning Post (SCMP) called “China Internet Report 2019” has been circulating on the internet.
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MORE often than not, high-profile deals around the globe involve a private equity firm.
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The popular #GrabDurian promo is back, and customers will be able to enjoy a variety of rebates and discounts if they use GrabPay or GrabFood to partake in some (durian) feasting.
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GHL Systems Berhad announced today that will be teaming up with Splitit Payments to offer the latter’s installment solutions to 2,000 of its online merchants in Malaysia, Thailand, Indonesia, and Ph...
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LETTER | I am writing this letter on behalf of Grab users.
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I REFER to the letter by Grab Driver (“Real disservice to e-hailing customers”, The Star, July 11; online at http://bit.ly/star_hailing).
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SINGAPORE: Warburg Pincus-backed image recognition technology firm Trax, a startup that counts Heineken and Nestle among its clients, said it has raised $100 million in its latest funding round, becoming Singapore's second unicorn.
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YOURSAY | 'Any encroachment of this nature is beyond serious and ought to be considered a national emergency.' Minister: Police find elements of sabotage in Sg S'gor contamination Kural: Water, Land a...
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Recently, a vlogger from Indonesia had uploaded a video about his flight experience on Garuda Indonesia from Sydney to Bali.
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Philip (seated, fourth left) and Socso Miri enforcement chief Neili Stephen on his left join the participants of ‘Program Seranta Perkeso 2019’ in a group photo.
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In Southeast Asia, people are likely to use a digital service like Grab or Gojek to get a ride.
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I am not a supporter of a totally free market from any intervention.
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KUALA LUMPUR (July 17): Najah Air Sdn Bhd, which is seeking funding to support its takeover bid for Malaysia Airlines Bhd, is looking to woo Japanese conglomerate SoftBank Group Corp as a seed investo...
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KUALA LUMPUR: Najah Air Sdn Bhd, which is seeking funding to support its takeover bid for Malaysia Airlines Bhd, is looking to woo Japanese conglomerate SoftBank Group Corp as a seed investor in the s...
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KUALA LUMPUR: Umno Youth calls on Pakatan Harapan leaders to stop pressuring Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad to step down.
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KUALA LUMPUR: Though the time frame for e-hailing drivers to obtain the Public Service Vehicle (PSV) licence has been extended for another three months from Friday, some e-hailing passengers in Klang ...
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NIBONG TEBAL: The Housing and Local Government Ministry is aiming to find a mechanism which will enable the additional income earned by low-wage earners to be used for the purchase of homes.
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LABUAN: The Sabah Commercial Vehicle Licensing Board (CVLB) has issued a directive that e-hailing drivers, except those with e-hailing stickers on their vehicles, are no longer allowed to solicit for ...
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NIBONG TEBAL, July 13 — The Housing and Local Government Ministry is aiming to find a mechanism which will enable the additional income earned by low-wage earners to be used for the purchase of home...
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KUALA LUMPUR (July 13): Many users of e-hailing services were forced to look for alternative transportation today following long waiting periods.
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Noraziah (third left), Sadim (fourth left), Sunif (fifth left) and Shamsudin (centre) at a press conference held at KKIA 1 yesterday.
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KOTA KINABALU: The Road Transport Department (JPJ) will take action against e-hailing drivers if they fail to abide by a new ruling barring them from waiting for ride bookings at the Kota Kinabalu International Airport (KKIA).
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PETALING JAYA: E-hailing passengers experienced longer waiting time for their rides early yesterday as the new rules for the service were supposed to take effect yesterday.
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KUALA LUMPUR (July 12): Many users of e-hailing services were forced to look for alternative transportation today following long waiting periods.
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KUALA LUMPUR, July 12 — Transport Minister Anthony Loke has alleged that e-hailing companies are to blame for any difficulties faced by customers in getting a ride today, or if they are forced to pa...
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PETALING JAYA: Grab Malaysia says it is "truly appreciative" of the Government's announcement to allow unlicensed drivers to continue offering ride-hailing services for another three months until they obtain their passenger service vehicle (PSV) licences.
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PUTRAJAYA: The Cabinet has agreed to allow unlicensed e-hailing drivers to operate for another three months from today.
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E-hailing drivers will be relieved to know that the deadline for them to obtain their Public Service Vehicle (PSV) licences has been extended by another 3 months from July 12th.
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I use Grab on a regular basis, perhaps three or four times a week.
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KUALA LUMPUR, July 12 — Transport Minister Anthony Loke today warned e-hailing operators (EHOs) against collecting more than the maximum 20 per cent commission from their drivers under different pre...
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KOTA KINABALU: The Road Transport Department (JPJ) will take stern action against e-hailing drivers if they fail to abide by a new ruling that bans them from waiting for ride bookings at the Kota Kinabalu International Airport (KKIA) here.
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The new e-hailing regulation is in full force starting today and it requires all drivers on Grab, MyCar and other e-hailing platforms to possess a PSV licence.
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Grab Malaysia is recommending that users plan their booking in advance in order to avoid long waiting times starting from today.
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Amru (right) and Arsit will have their case re-mentioned on August 8.
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PETALING JAYA: Plan your journeys, make bookings earlier and ride during off-peak hours – this is the advice given to passengers by e-hailing operators with new rules to be enforced today.
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PETALING JAYA: Grab warned today that new e-hailing regulations may result in fewer active driver-partners and cause fares to go up.
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PETALING JAYA: With the possibility of fewer drivers on the road because of new regulations by the government, users may experience an increase in "dynamic" fares, says ride-hailing company Grab.
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PETALING JAYA: With the possibility of fewer drivers on the road because of new regulations by the government, users may experience an increase in “dynamic” fares, says ride-hailing company Grab.
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KUALA LUMPUR (July 11): E-hailing operator Grab has told passengers to brace for longer waiting times from tomorrow, as new e-hailing rules taking effect are expected to reduce the number of driver-pa...
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THIS is my third letter to the press about the difficulties faced by e-hailing drivers due to the uninformed and unplanned decisions made by the Transport Minister.
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Ride-hailing giant Go-Jek has secured an investment from Siam Commercial Bank Pcl, the Thai lender that counts King Maha Vajiralongkorn as its biggest shareholder, according to people familiar with the matter.
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In addition to the expected fare increases due to the July 12 deadline for drivers to obtain the mandatory Public Service Vehicle (PSV) license which will result in reduced ride-hailing driver availab...