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PAS Responsible For Langkawi’s Decline, Claims Teresa Kok

PAS Responsible For Langkawi’s Decline, Claims Teresa Kok

The people however have a different opinion.

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Malaysia is filled with places that attracts tourist. Langkawi is one of these places. It is a well-liked vacation spot recognised for its lovely beaches, azure oceans, dense jungles, and breath-taking scenery.

However, Datuk Mohd Suhaimi Abdullah, member of parliament for Langkawi called the government to help Langkawi from the dwindling tourism in the parliament yesterday as reported by The Vibes.

As reported by the New Straits Times, Langkawi had a sluggish start even during the early school holidays for the year 2023.

The chairman of the Langkawi branch of the Malaysia Budget and Business Hotel Association (MyBHA), Datuk Noorazly Rosly, calculated that the number of guests had plummeted by a staggering 70% in comparison to the same period before the pandemic era.

Noorazly also stated that they did not receive the targeted number of guests during the January Chinese New Year holidays and observed the pattern to be repeating itself during the long school break.

This drop has shown its effects on Langkawi’s economy which has many businesses such as car and boat rentals, restaurants and bars, hotels, homestays and chalets.

Suhaimi’s cry for help was however shutdown by DAP’s Teresa Kok who claimed that the island’s recent decline in the number of visitors was the result of the stringent restrictions imposed by the PAS state government.

Kok asked the member of parliament how visitors would come if the state government has placed strict restrictions on the sale of alcohol and organising concerts.

She even shared a post on her social media pages stating that she has not received an answer for her question.

The people however have a different opinion on why the numbers are dropping and they have voiced out their opinion in the comment sections.

While this is going there are people who agree with Kok on her statement.

Despite the things that are being said, Langkawi does not need alcohol or concerts to attract tourists as the island offers a lot more than just booze and entertainment.

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