Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Malaysia tourism sector not affected by the haze

The haze, which has been shrouding Malaysia since a week ago, does not affect the country’s tourism sector, Tourism and Culture Minister Datuk Seri Mohamed Nazri Abdul Aziz said yesterday.

He said there was no drop in tourist arrival and tourists arriving in Malaysia were able to carry out their activities as planned.

He also said there were still some places in the country, like Sabah and Sarawak, which were not affected by the haze.

“Malaysia is not a small island like Singapore, which is also affected by the (haze) problem.

“If the southern part of our country is shrouded with haze, tourists can go to other places where the air quality is good,” he told reporters at the Wedding promotion festival at the Handicraft Complex here yesterday.

Also present were Tourism and Culture Ministry secretary-general Datuk Dr Ong Hong Peng, Kraftangan Malaysia chairman Datuk Sohaimi Shahadan and its director-general, Mohd Kamil Mohd Ali.

In view of the haze, Mohamed Nazri advised tourists to wear masks for health precaution.

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