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The Ministry of Tourism of Malaysia clarifies the Minister's remarks about welcoming gay tourists

Tourism Minister Mohamaddin Ketapi, seen here on March 5 at the ITB Berlin travel agency, had reportedly been shown to avoid a question about the safety of gay and Jewish travelers visiting Malaysia.Malaysia's Ministry of Tourism, Arts and Culture clarifies statements by the minister after he seemed to avoid a question about the country's policy of welcoming gay tourists at a travel expo this week. In Germany for the ITB Berlin fair, tourism minister Mohamaddin Ketapi responded to a question about the country's position on welcoming gay tourists by saying, "I don't think we have anything like this in our country," according to the German news exhibition Deutsche Welle, which reported that the tourism minister was also asked about the security of Jewish tourists in Malaysia. The Ministry of Tourism later issued a statement that clarified Ketapi's statements and claimed that he merely believed that there were no LGBTQ-specific tourist campaigns in the works. However, the Ministry added that it has no plans to launch such campaigns in the next few years. TOURISTS IN THE ITALIAN AREA CAN FOLLOW FROM $ 2G FOR OBJECTIVE FEES "As a main tourism destination in Asia, Malaysia has never and will not do anything to stop our guests based on their sexual orientation , religion and cultural belief, says the department in a statement transcribed by the Straits Times. An assistant to the minister has also added that Ketapi's remarks reflected his personal beliefs and the Malaysian government's policies, but added that "tourists coming…

Tourism Minister Mohamaddin Ketapi, seen here on March 5 at the ITB Berlin travel agency, had reportedly been shown to avoid a question about the safety of gay and Jewish travelers visiting Malaysia.
Malaysia’s Ministry of Tourism, Arts and Culture clarifies statements by the minister after he seemed to avoid a question about the country’s policy of welcoming gay tourists at a travel expo this week.

In Germany for the ITB Berlin fair, tourism minister Mohamaddin Ketapi responded to a question about the country’s position on welcoming gay tourists by saying, “I don’t think we have anything like this in our country,” according to the German news exhibition Deutsche Welle, which reported that the tourism minister was also asked about the security of Jewish tourists in Malaysia.

The Ministry of Tourism later issued a statement that clarified Ketapi’s statements and claimed that he merely believed that there were no LGBTQ-specific tourist campaigns in the works. However, the Ministry added that it has no plans to launch such campaigns in the next few years.

TOURISTS IN THE ITALIAN AREA CAN FOLLOW FROM $ 2G FOR OBJECTIVE FEES

“As a main tourism destination in Asia, Malaysia has never and will not do anything to stop our guests based on their sexual orientation , religion and cultural belief, says the department in a statement transcribed by the Straits Times.

An assistant to the minister has also added that Ketapi’s remarks reflected his personal beliefs and the Malaysian government’s policies, but added that “tourists coming to Malaysia as Any other country is welcome regardless of their beliefs, sexuality, religion or color “in a statement to Malaysia’s online news site Malaysiakini. [19659005] The Minister’s remarks also came on fire from Mah Hang Soon, a leader with the opposite political party Malaysian Chinese Association.

“All he needed to say was that Malaysia is a safe speech and every tourist is safe here. Instead, he made this outlandish remark that homosexuality does not exist in Malaysia, he said.

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Deutsche Welle reports that Malaysia hopes to attract 30 million tourists by 2019.

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