Friday, January 05, 2007

Sabah tour operators told to 'be extra careful'

KOTA KINABALU: The Sabah state government wants all tour operators to make safety a top priority when bringing tourists to resort islands particularly those located in the Tunku Abdul Rahman Park just off the city.

Assistant Minister of Tourism, Culture and Environment, Datuk Karim Bujang in expressing sadness over the recent two drowning incidents of a South Korean and Japanese tourist at Pulau Sapi on Tuesday and Wednesday respectively said it was very unfortunate.

He therefore urged the operators to take extra precautionary measures to prevent a similar incident adding that the operators were responsible for the safety of their clients as they were the ones who brought the tourists to the islands.

“Of course, nobody wants such tragedy to happen but it just happened… We feel sad about this incident and on behalf of the state government, Chief Minister Datuk Seri Musa Aman and Deputy Chief Minister Tan Sri Chong Kah Kiat, I would like to convey condolences to the family members of the victims,” he said at a news conference here yesterday.

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