Malaysia’s motorbike-hailing services may struggle to take off

Vehicles sit in traffic on a road in the Bangsar area of Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Photographer: Sanjit Das/Bloomberg

When Malaysia launched a six-month trial for motorcycle taxis in January, 28-year-old Hidayat, a full-time delivery rider, signed up in the hopes of earning better money.

One month later, he looks more disappointed than hopeful.

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