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Tag: Tourism Ministry

Carcosa, Seri Negara not for sale, says govt

The tourism ministry says they are being being conserved as national heritage sites.

Federal tourism ministry ‘illegal’ in Sabah, Sarawak, says activist

Zainnal Ajamain says tourism matters should be handled by the two states under the law instead of coming under Putrajaya.

I’m not under graft probe, says tourism ministry sec-gen

Isham Ishak says he has explained to MACC the measures he introduced to prevent irregularities in the tourism ministry.

Govt stepping up VMY2020 drive, says tourism minister

Mohamaddin Ketapi said programmes will be held in a number of countries until the end of the year.

VMY2020 logo not copied, says tourism minister

Tourism, Arts and Culture Minister Mohamaddin Ketapi says the allegations are baseless and his ministry will maintain the logo in all its promotional campaigns.

Former press secretary in plot to oust two civil servants?

However, the ex-press secretary to the education minister explains that his intention was misinterpreted as he was only trying to help the duo.

Suarez’s erroneous CNY greeting mocked by Twitterati

The Barcelona striker had posted Chinese New Year greetings with an image of him wearing an Indian dress and saying ‘vanakkam’.

Bukit Bintang increasingly popular with China, Middle East visitors

Improvements to the area have resulted in Bukit Bintang attracting more tourists and it has become a go-to place for shopping.

AirBnB guests will pay RM10 tourism tax, says customs

Like all foreigners staying in hotels here, customs chief says officials from AirBnB have agreed to ensuring foreigners using their services here pay the same.

Sabah, Sarawak slam 10% tourism tax distribution

State tourism ministers criticise Tourism and Culture Minister Nazri Aziz's backtrack on promise to share tax revenue between Sabah, Sarawak and peninsula.

Tourism tax only when Customs Department ready, says Nazri

Tourism and Culture Minister Nazri Aziz says new tax needed because budget for his ministry has decreased from RM200 million to RM110 million in recent years.

Tourism tax meant to overcome board’s deficit, says report

According to a source, Tourism Board owes a lot of money to suppliers.

Warisan slams Nazri, praises Sarawak minister

I can't believe this is the man the government sends out to promote Malaysia to the world, says Warisan vice-president Junz Wong on tourism and culture minister.

State to decide action on tourism tax soon, says S’wak minister

Sarawak tourism minister says tourism was one area previously solely under the state's jurisdiction but it had been eroded over the years by the federal government.

Sarawak PKR urges CM to support stand against tourism tax

Batu Lintang state rep See Chee How says Tourism and Culture Minister Nazri Aziz ignorant and arrogant despite not understanding Federal Constitution.

IDEAS: Tourism tax unnecessary burden on industry

Think tank warns government that experience from other countries imposing similar tax on hotels, that are passed on to guests, will have an impact on tourism industry.

Endless confusion over public, tour transport

With so many licences issued and with different conditions, even the operators are confused let alone the public and tourists on their options.

Mavcom: Ritz Airlines has no permit for umrah flights

The Malaysian Aviation Commission has issued a warning letter to stop marketing its service as a commercial airline for umrah flights.

MACC must probe ex-MCA minister’s alleged abuse of funds

Seremban MP Anthony Loke refers anti-graft body to PAC report on Ng Yen Yen's excessive use of tourism ministry funds for her constituency.

PAC takes dim view of tourism ministry’s poor financial procedures

PAC chairman says several matters had been raised, including "improper payments" made without supporting documents.

MACC probe into Tourism Malaysia goes on

The anti-graft agency has summoned a company secretary and four officers to help in investigations.

Nazri: Tourism Malaysia to conduct probe into AirAsia rant

Budget airline a strategic partner, says tourism and culture minister, calling for urgent investigation into alleged 'lashing out' by tourism body's chairman Wee Choo Keong.