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by hemananthani sivanandam
Prose-worthy: (from left) Menara Kuala Lumpur CEO Datuk Zuraidah Mohd Said, Othman and Nor Yahati holding up a copy of the commemorative book during the launch in Kuala Lumpur.
KUALA LUMPUR: Programmes for Visit Malaysia Year 2014 will go on as planned despite “setbacks” such as the missing Malaysia Airlines MH370 plane and the deaths from drug overdose at the Future Music Festival Asia 2014.
VMY 2014 secretariat general manager Nor Yahati Awang said the tourism industry is sensitive and such incidents were rather unfortunate.
“People will try to connect such incidents with the industry, unfortunately.
“Thankfully, all the programmes are going on as planned,” she told reporters after attending the launch of the Menara Kuala Lumpur Commemorative Book in conjunction with VMY 2014 yesterday.
Menara Kuala Lumpur chairman Datuk Wira Othman Abdul launched the book titled Menara KL Towering Excellence.
On the six people who reportedly died of drug overdose at the Future Music Festival Asia 2014 in Bukit Jalil, Nor Yahati said all necessary precautions were taken before organising any event.
“In all our events, we cooperate with the authorities, including the police, without fail. We get clearance from the authorities first and we take all precautionary measures.
“What happened was unexpected,” said Nor Yahati.
The Future Music Festival Asia is supported by Malaysia Major
Events, a division of the Malaysian Convention and Exhibition Bureau, an agency under the Ministry Of Tourism And Culture.
The deaths forced organisers to cancel its show last Friday.
The police said the victims all tested positive for drugs and the deaths were due to overdose.
Three people were reported to be in critical condition.
The three-day festival featured international acts like Deadmau5, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, Pharrell Williams, Rudimental and Porter Robinson.
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