Tourism, Arts and Culture Minister Datuk Seri Nancy Shukri said the decision to allow MPs to wear Malaysian batik in Parliament would get the ball rolling for more batik-related initiatives.
Dewan Rakyat Speaker Datuk Azhar Azizan Harun is expected to announce today that Malaysian batik will be allowed in Parliament, starting this Thursday.
Waiting for Malaysia’s borders to fully reopen to tourism may take a while. The Tourism, Arts and Culture Ministry is exploring the option of city-to-city travel.
After meeting Tourism, Arts and Culture Minister Datuk Seri Nancy Shukri yesterday, it’s now up to Speaker Datuk Azhar Azizan Harun to allow MPs to wear batik in the Dewan Rakyat.
Malaysia’s multimillion-ringgit tourism industry has been badly hit by the Covid-19 pandemic. The opening of Langkawi could remind Malaysians of the splendour at their doorstep.
The Tourism, Arts and Culture Ministry is working on ways to encourage tourism in Malaysia, catering to foreign and domestic travellers, especially Singaporeans, while ensuring the safety of the rakyat and the visitors.
Tourism, Arts and Culture Minister Datuk Seri Nancy Shukri outlines initiatives and plans to spur tourism and cultural activities but the key takeaway is to turn the country into a safe destination for all.