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Travel Ban To North Korea Not Affecting Malaysians

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KUALA LUMPUR – The Malaysian Association of Tour and Travel Agents (MATTA) said the travel ban imposed by the Foreign Ministry would not have a significant effect on Malaysians.

MATTA president Datuk Tan Kok Liang said Malaysians travelling overseas for holidays would not be affected by the travel ban as many would venture to other tourist destinations to avoid unnecessary risks.

“Also, it is the duty of all travel agents to exercise due care and to place the safety of travellers above all else,” he told Bernama today.

The Foreign Ministry said Malaysians were banned from travelling to North Korea until further notice as the decision was taken in view of the escalation of tension on the Korean Peninsula and related developments arising from missile tests.

The travel ban will be reviewed once the situation has returned to normal. – BERNAMA

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