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Good morning,

Welcome back to Strait Up, our weekly newsletter that makes sense of what’s going on in Southeast Asia. 

This week, we can’t not talk about GoTo’s plans to go public. But besides its upcoming IPO, its public exposure event is just as eye-catching. We’ll get to that later. 

In another Gojek-related news, the ride-hailing company has tied up with Vietnam’s biggest e-wallet operator MoMo to boost its payment play in the country. We connect the dots on that partnership. 

In Malaysia, low-cost airline group Capital A (formerly known as AirAsia) is having a busy month, from launching a personal loan product via its fintech arm BigPay to losing a US$120 million club facility guaranteed by the Malaysian government. 

Let’s dive in.

Lead image credit: GoTo

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