Published: Tuesday March 5, 2013 MYT 12:19:00 PM
Updated: Tuesday March 5, 2013 MYT 5:25:57 PM
Lahad Datu: Yen Yen: Sabah is safe for tourists
By WONG PEK MEI
KUALA LUMPUR: The Tourism Ministry is once again assuring everyone that Sabah is not affected by the Lahad Datu incident.
Its minister Datuk Seri Ng Yen Yen said Tuesday tourists could still go to Sabah.
"There are army officers guarding the islands like Sipadan who have been there all this time," she said during a press conference at the Malaysia International Tourism Bloggers Conference and Awards Tuesday.
She said they have been communicating closely with the Sabah Tourism Board.
"They update us on a daily basis," she said.
She added she has received news from Malaysia Airlines that tourists are still coming to Malaysia but were changing their destination.
"There are some who don't want to go to Sabah but instead change their destination to places like Langkawi," she said.
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