Tengku Adnan said that he would ask the Transport Ministry to hold immediate discussions with MAS to lower its fares in Europe.
He said the demands of the European tourists, especially British tourists, must be taken seriously as they were among the top contributors to Malaysia’s foreign exchange earnings.
Lulu Thinks TA should focus on our religious department's wrongdoing which has reached the international press.
ABC News: Malaysia probes Muslim raid on retired American couple
Malaysia probes Muslim raid on retired American couple International News Reuters.com
Print Story: Malaysia probes Muslim raid on retired American couple on Yahoo! Canada News
UN-Cast News ABC Wire: 2625649
Malaysia probes Muslim raid on retired American couple - Yahoo!7 News
Khaleej Times Online - Malaysian minister placates US couple harassed by I
Malaysia probes Muslim raid on retired American couple - washingtonpost.com
Asia News : US couple mistaken for live-in' mates in Malaysia
American Couple Has Close Encounter with Shari'a in Malaysia ( Religion of Peace )
even the Lonely Planet's Thorn Tree Forum
Religious Police in Malaysia - Thorn Tree Forum - Lonely Planet
See, we're infamous for our Muslim raid.
Not for our MAS rates.
It's a lot more detering to have 6 men pounding (or knocking depending on whose version you are following) on your door and demanding to inspect your condominium on suspicion of "khalwat," and having them become aggressive and asking to see the "woman" and demanding to look at your marriage certificate
This bad press, we can do without.
Instead of leaving your Deputy Minister to do damage control, why don't you take over and demand that the state religious department abide in their jurusdiction.
Yes, we do not deny your right in shariah law where khalwat is the crime of being in close proximity to someone of the opposite sex who is neither a spouse nor a relative. But the law does not apply to non-Muslims in Malaysia.The Cabinet needs to reassure all Malaysians and all the foreign tourists that their privacy will always be protected and nobody is subjected to harassment from Islamic Religious Officers.
btw, check out the links on Tengku & Adnan. Very interesting