Sunday, August 28, 2011


Malaysia has a vast potential for Muslim tourism which should be fully exploited, said a tourism writers association.

Malaysia not only had a liberal policy but also offered various conveniences such as the availability of halal food, places of worship, political stability and diversity in tourism products.

"This advantage should be fully exploited to attract more Muslim tourists," said the president of the Malaysian Tourism Writers Association (Tram), Azlie Halimin.

In this context, Azlie said the local authorities, Malaysian Islamic Development Department and Tourism Ministry should always monitor that Muslim tourism facilities in the country were properly maintained and improved.

He said Muslim tourism facilities such as the surau, places for ablution, toilets, direction of the 'kiblat' and halal food must be provided.

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