Two Wheels Good: Motorbike Diplomacy in Southeast Asia

Two Wheels Good: Motorbike Diplomacy in Southeast Asia

They weave through traffic-clogged roads every day, cutting short journeys that could take triple the time by car. For millions of commuters across Southeast Asia, they are a transport lifeline. But in Malaysia, the advent of the ubiquitous motorbike taxi has sparked a furious debate of late. Unlike neighbors Indonesia, Thailand or Vietnam — where motorbike taxis were an integral part of urban life even before ride-hailing apps — Malaysia hasn’t…