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US Embassy travel advisory uncalled for, says deputy minister

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Datuk Nur Jazlan Mohamed said the travel advisory seemed to paint a negative picture of Malaysia. — Picture by Yusof Mat Isa

JOHOR BARU, Jan 14 — The recent travel advisory issued by the United States (US) Embassy to US citizens to stay away from frequenting a certain nightclub in Kuala Lumpur (KL) following alleged cases of “coordinated drink-spiking” is uncalled for, says Datuk Nur Jazlan Mohamed.

The Home Deputy Minister said such an action seemed to paint a negative picture of Malaysia, and at the same time implied that such incidents also happened at all nightclubs in the country.

“There is (really) no need to issue the travel advisory. Just tip off the police, (as) they can take action if there is a complaint. Such information can adversely impact the country’s image… in fact, it implies that all nightclubs in KL, and Malaysia are doing the same.

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The Malay Mail Online

 

 

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