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Grab partners Selangor, FT governments to make Bazar Ramadan digital

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The Ramadan bazaar is something to look forward each year for both consumers and business sellers alike. However, with the Movement Control Order (MCO) in place, the government has issued a blanket ban on all physical Ramadan bazaars nationwide this year. Some states like Selangor have also banned all Ramadan markets.

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Economic Stimulus Package: e-hailing drivers to get MYR500 cash relief

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After being left out of the original 2020 Economic Stimulus Package, e-hailing drivers can breathe a sigh of relief. As part of the new MYR250 billion Economic Stimulus Package announced by prime minister Muhyiddin Yassin on Friday, e-hailing drivers stand to receive a one-off MYR500 cash relief.

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GrabCar Elektrik rolls out in Indonesia

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Leading Southeast Asian ride-hailing company Grab in partnership with South Korean automaker Hyundai officially introduced GrabCar Elektrik Powered by Hyundai, a new electric vehicle (EV) ride-hailing service in Jakarta, on Monday.

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I went cashless for a week with GrabPay, here’s what I found

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E-wallets and going cashless seem to be the conversation topics of the moment, thanks in part to the government’s ongoing e-Tunai Rakyat programme that aims to spur e-wallet adoption in the country. GrabPay, one of the leading e-wallets in Malaysia, has been growing from strength to strength since its introduction in 2018. It continues to expand its merchant footprint and use cases, making it easier for you and me to go cashless. So, can one go completely cashless? Well, Grab threw me a challenge to do just that recently.

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GrabBike kicks-off 6-month pilot in Malaysia

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Grab has begun pilot testing its on-demand motorcycle service, GrabBike in the Klang Valley with a strong focus on safety. The pilot, overseen by the Ministry of Transport (MOT) is to evaluate the feasibility and cultural fit of bike-hailing in our local context.

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Gojek, bike-hailing companies get green light for trials in January

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Transport Minister Anthony Loke announced to the press today that bike-hailing companies such as Gojek and local startup Dego Ride will be allowed to start trial operations in January 2020. 

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Take note: New designated pick-up points for e-hailing at KLIA & klia2

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If you’re planning to grab a ride via e-hailing service at KL International Airport (KLIA) and klia2, take note that pick-up areas have changed. In a statement last Friday, Malaysia Airports (MAHB) announced that new designated pick-up points at the two airports have been upgraded for the comfort of passengers and improve traffic flow.

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Taxi group warns Govt to not U-turn on PSV requirements

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Taxi drivers’ group Gabungan Teksi SeMalaysia (GTSM) today has urged the Ministry of Transport (MoT) and its minister Anthony Loke not to U-turn on the enforcing of the Public Service Vehicle (PSV) license regulation on e-hailing drivers, the Malay Mail reports. The new regulation was originally set to take effect today, 12 July 2019.

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MoT gives e-hailing drivers another three months

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E-hailing drivers get a temporary reprieve and can breathe a sigh of relief. The Minister of Transport Anthony Loke announced in Putrajaya today that the ministry is postponing the implementation of new e-hailing regulations for another three months.

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Longer wait times, pricier e-hailing rides expected

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New e-hailing regulations come in to effect today, 12 July 2019. Although the regulations were mandated last year, the application process for the vocational Public Service Vehicle (PSV) licenses only kickstarted in April this year. Racing against time, e-hailing operators (EHOs) have been scrambling to get the estimated 200,000 driver-partners licensed. To date, only 10 percent have obtained PSV licenses and this is expected to greatly impact passengers, EHOs and businesses.