Friday, 11 April 2008

We'll continue to promote Langkawi & Penang - Azalina

Datuk Azalina Othman, who earlier this week rectified her statement on Tourism MoUs, now says Penang and Langkawi will continue to be promoted as major tourist attractions in Malaysia.

Last week she was criticised by the Pakatan Rakyat leaders and the public for her statement on the termination of tourism MoUs and state tourism state action councils in the five states.

Azalina, who is Tourism Minister, said they would not be discriminated though they were now opposition territory, Bernama reports.

"Being major tourist destinations in the country, the ministry will continue to give priority to them," she told a press conference after holding a meeting with general managers of state tourism action councils here yesterday.

Azalina added that she would be visiting the opposition-held states soon to witness tourism development in them.

The opposition-held states are Kedah, Penang, Perak, Selangor and Kelantan.


anak malaysia said...

Wasnt this project Azalina's "baby" now turned "boo-boo" with tacit the approval of Najib because the wifey, Rosmah, was in it too?

Glad that th new Minister has the balls to scrap this unnececsarry billion dollar project which will not bnefit our athletes.

It only benefits those "people" concerned.

anak malaysia said...

Sorry, the above comment was meant for the earlier thread.

Anonymous said...

Now she said she has been misunderstood about the whole concept... that programmes decided last year will go on.

"The only change is that the Federal Government will appoint a new person to take care of the councils.” she said.

Then why didnt she explain properly?

Dah kena hentam baru nak backtracked. Why dont you think before you make the anouncement?


Pemuda Pelapis said...

Salam again!

Azalina should be more rational in her decision but not making her position as Minister of Tourism to becoming "SYOK SENDIRI" or "SUKA-SUKA".

Sekejap "NO"... sekejap "YES"...

Please be fair!