Malaysia tourism unaffected by swine flu

August 18th, 2009

NEW DELHI - Malaysian Tourism Minister Ng Yen Yen has denied that the swine flu or global recession have affected the flow of tourists into Malaysia.

Talking to reporters after launching a rock bottom fare package of Malaysia Airlines and Tourism Malaysia here on Monday, Yen said, “We have not seen a decline in arrivals yet. So I am keeping my fingers crossed that this is the trend. However, I have to be very cautious because tourism industry is a very fragile, sensitive industry.”

Welcoming investments, Yen said that Malaysia would await Indian film star Shahrukh Khan’s investment proposals.

“We welcome investment into Malaysia either on creativity investment or in infrastructure development. So we see especially for such well known famous personalities like Shahrukh Khan to come to Malaysia is our pride and we are very privileged that he will consider coming to Malaysia and we will give him all the necessary official support whenever needed,” Yen said.

Malaysia conferred Shahrukh Khan the title of Datuk, akin to a British knighthood, in December last year.

Shahrukh Khan plans to launch a film ‘Happy New Year’ in Malaysia this year and offered to develop the film industry in Malaysia. (ANI)

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