Talks to give Sarawak legislative powers over tourism slow going

Desmond Davidson

Sarawak Tourism, Creative Industry and Performing Arts Minister Abdul Karim Hamzah says negotiations with the federal government to shift legislative powers on tourism matters to the state have been slow. – The Malaysian Insight pic, May 20, 2022.

DISCUSSIONS to confer Sarawak with powers of legislation over tourism have been “a little bit slow”, Abdul Karim Hamzah said.

The state tourism, creative industry and performing arts minister told The Malaysian Insight that negotiations with the federal government to move the tourism matter in List I (the federal list) of the Federal Constitution to List III (concurrent list) had slowed down as the people involved in the talks are “busy with the (general) election”.

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