Monday, 19 August 2019 10:11 GMT

Malaysia opposes U.S. travel advisory

(MENAFN) Malaysia's foreign ministry said it "strongly protests" a new travel counseling over security concerns on its eastern Sabah state.

It said: "The Foreign Affairs Ministry strongly protests the decision of the U.S. government to subject Malaysia to the newly-introduced K indicator."

The country's enclosure was declared by the U.S. State Department on April 9, reflecting the U.S. government's concerns about potential kidnapping or hostage-taking situations in certain areas of eastern Sabah, which borders restive southern Philippines.

However, it said the new travel advisory "lacked objectivity" and did not reflect the reality on the ground, particularly the security situation in eastern Sabah, which remained safe and protected for tourists.


Malaysia opposes U.S. travel advisory

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