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Tour bus operators seek govt’s assistance

KUALA LUMPUR: The COVID-19 pandemic not only threatens the health and lives of the people, but also affects the economy and sustenance of various sectors of the economy. Also affected are tour bus operators, who are the “frontliners” that help

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PSM urges immediate measures: Expected job losses shocking

Has the Human Resources Minister started crunching numbers of expected job losses due to the Covid 19 pandemic? Has he begun thinking about mitigation measures to address this large wave of unemployment that is going to sweep this country? PSM

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Tourism campaign ‘Experience Penang 2020’ launched

KUALA LUMPUR: In conjunction with Visit Malaysia 2020, Penang Global Tourism (PGT) today launched its ‘Experience Penang 2020’ campaign with the tagline ‘The Diversity of Asia’. PGT chief executive officer Ooi Chok Yan said the roadshow was not just to highlight Penang’s amazing

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Covid-19: Cabinet wants measures taken to assist tourism industry

PUTRAJAYA: The Tourism, Arts and Culture Ministry has been directed to prepare a Cabinet paper on measures that can be taken to help tourism industry players who have been affected by the Covid-19 outbreak. Its minister, Datuk Seri Nancy Shukri,

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Mohamaddin: VM2020 to be modified following COVID-19 outbreak

PUTRAJAYA: The direction and promotion of Visit Malaysia 2020 (VM2020) will be modified in line with the situation of the country following the COVID-19 cluster. Tourism, Arts and Culture Minister Datuk Mohamaddin Ketapi said the spread of COVID-19 had impacted

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Thaipusam, Chap Goh Mei celebrations in Penang successful

GEORGE TOWN: Two major festivals held in Penang yesterday went smoothly amid the 2019 novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) infection, said Chief Minister Chow Kon Yeow.  He said both major celebrations, Thaipusam and the Chap Goh Mei celebration in conjunction with Chinese New Year, drew hundreds of thousands

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Melaka river cruise stopped temporarily from Jan 14

MELAKA: The Melaka River Cruise Service will be temporarily stopped to make way for maintenance work from Jan 14 to 16. Melaka River and Coastal Development Corporation (PPSPM) chief executive officer Azlan Abidin said this was an annual servicing and

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Culture, nature is Malaysia’s advantage in tourism

KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia’s rich diversity, including its cultures and natural attractions, provides the country with an advantage in the tourism industry, and these elements can be further promoted to attract more Austrian tourists, said its ambassador to Malaysia Dr Michael

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Malaysia, Azerbaijan agree to expand cooperation

BAKU: Malaysia and Azerbaijan have agreed to strengthen their bilateral ties, especially in the energy and tourism sectors. The understanding was reached when Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad made a courtesy call on Azerbaijan President Ilham Aliyev at the

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AirAsia: Budget 2020 a boon to airline industry

NILAI: Budget 2020 is a boon for the airline industry revenue growth as it also focuses on the development of the tourism industry. AirAsia Group Bhd group chief executive officer Tan Sri Tony Fernandes said the target of 30 million

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