Friday, February 11, 2011


The Tourism Ministry has come up with another crazy idea. It supports a proposal to build a new international airport in Kuantan, its minister Datuk Seri Dr Ng Yen Yen said.

She said alternatively, the present Kuantan airport could be upgraded so that more foreign tourists could visit Kuantan and other parts of Pahang.

“With an international airport, I believe Kuantan can attract visitors from places such as Shanghai, Hong Kong and Guangzhou.

Dr Ng, who is Raub MP, said with more accessibility to the coastal areas visitors could increase the length of stay, which would boost economic activities for locals.

“I urge Pahang and Kuantan folk to give suggestions and ideas on how to better promote the coastal towns,’’ she added.

Dr Ng also urged tourism officials to go to the ground more often and do their homework by compiling more data and information as references. This is the best thing ever said by her so far.

Dr Ng also took a swipe at her critics who highlighted that she spent RM3mil for overseas working trips, adding that they did not bother to mention the amount of revenue and increase in tourist arrivals as a result. She has forgotten that the numbers has been the results of people working intelligently well before her time.

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