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Wednesday, November 29, 2023

Sabah welcomes UK’s decision to revise travel advisory


Sabah chief minister Hajiji Noor gave the assurance that Sabah is a safe place to visit and do business.

PETALING JAYA: The Sabah government has welcomed the decision by the United Kingdom (UK) to change its travel advisory for British nationals travelling to the state, says chief minister Hajiji Noor.

Hajiji, who is also the state security council chairman, said it shows that Sabah is a safe place to visit and to do business.

He hoped more British nationals would visit the “Land Below The Wind”.

“Following the latest security assessment by the National Security Council, home ministry and the Sabah government, the police have given their assurance that the level of security in Sabah remains under control.

“Curfew orders have been lifted. Sabah is a safe place to visit and to do business,” he said in a statement today, adding that more than 150,000 foreign tourists had visited Sabah’s east coast from January to September this year.

The chief minister said he hoped other countries which have issued travel advisories would take the cue from the UK government’s decision, reported Bernama.

The British High Commission in Malaysia, in a statement, said the update is the result of a rigorous review by the UK’s foreign, commonwealth and development office (FCDO).

The UK government is no longer advising against travel to islands and dive sites in the maritime area around Kudat.

However, advice against all but essential travel to islands and dive sites from Sandakan to Tawau, including Lankayan Island, remain in place.

The decision represents the first major change in Britain’s travel advisory for Sabah since the incursion by 100 Sulu insurgents in an armed attack on Lahad Datu, Sabah, on Feb 11, 2013.

The incursion, led by a claimant to the defunct Sulu sultanate, resulted in the deaths of at least 68 individuals in battles with Malaysian security forces over a two-month period. Ten members of the security forces lost their lives in the attack. - FMT

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