S'wak withdraws from Tourism Malaysia after tax spat
Published:  Jun 12, 2017 4:43 AM
Updated: 7:08 AM

The Sarawak government has withdrawn its representative from the Putrajaya's Malaysia Tourism Board with immediate effect, according to the Sarawak Chief Minister's Office.

This follows the barrage of insults from Tourism and Culture Minister Mohamed Nazri Abdul Aziz on his Sarawak counterpart Abdul Karim Rahman Hamzah, who opposed a new tax on hotels.

However, the Sarawak Chief Minister's Office made no mention of Nazri's row with Abdul Karim and went on to state that Sarawak already had a Tourism Promotion Board.

"The state government deems that the participation of its representatives in Tourism Malaysia is not necessary as this is duplicating the role and function of the Sarawak Tourism Promotion Board," its statement says...

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