RM100 for buffet is too much, says Toyad


  • Nation
  • Thursday, 13 Oct 2005

KUALA LUMPUR: Tourism Minister Datuk Dr Leo Michael Toyad says hotels are overcharging for the breaking of fast buffet during Ramadan. 

Although the ministry has no power to control buffet prices, he said hoteliers should be reasonable as charging RM100 or more was too much. 

“I think consumers will have their opinion. Consumers have the right to make a choice. But again, I will say RM100 is too high,” he told reporters after opening the 10th anniversary of Optimax Eye Specialist Centre here yesterday. 

He was commenting on a statement by the Malaysian Hoteliers Association that hotels would stick to their decision to charge RM100 or more for the breaking of fast buffet. 

Dr Toyad said his ministry and the Health Ministry were working to ensure the success of the health tourism promotion campaign. 

He said a Cabinet committee chaired by Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak had been set up to co-ordinate and monitor the campaign.  

The health tourism industry shows promise because Malaysia has a high standard of medical expertise at competitive prices, he added.  

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