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Published: Thursday April 18, 2013 MYT 12:00:00 AM
Updated: Friday April 26, 2013 MYT 12:10:55 AM

Tourism Malaysia to up media coverage on Lahad Datu to improve perception

KUALA LUMPUR: Tourism Malaysia wants to improve the global perception of Lahad Datu and Semporna by increasing media coverage on the areas following the intrusion of Sulu gunmen.

Deputy director-general Datuk Azizan Noordin said this would lead to increasing the tourism appeal in the two areas and quell fears of would-be visitors since the conflict erupted in February.

"We are also working with the various embassies and high commissions hoping that they will drop their advisories against travel to these areas.

“The situation in the areas is currently under control, and is not expected to deteriorate,” he said after launching the United Federation of Travel Agents' Association (UFTAA) Global Travel and Tourism Conference on Thursday.

Tags / Keywords: Nation, News, Government, Travel, Lahad datu, Semporna

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