Ride-hailing firm Gojek, others to start pilot run in Malaysia in Jan

KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 5 (Reuters) - Malaysia will allow ride-hailing firms such as Indonesia's Gojek to start operations on a limited scale from January 2020, Malaysia's transport minister said on Tuesday.

Gojek, whose backers include Alphabet's Google and Chinese tech companies Tencent and JD, will start operating based on a proof-of-concept to measure demand for the service over six months, Minister Anthony Loke Siew Fook said.

(Reporting by Joseph Sipalan; Editing by Christian Schmollinger)