Maximum compound on Summer Bay Resort doesn’t hamper MOTAC

The maximum compound imposed on Summer Bay Resort in Lang Tengah Island in Terengganu was imposed by the Kuala Terengganu City Council as the matter comes under the jurisdiction of the local council.

“That however would not hinder the Ministry of Tourism, Arts and Culture (MOTAC) in promoting interesting tourism products that encompasses ecotourism, arts, culture, heritage and gastronomy tourism to draw more tourists to Terengganu and Malaysia, especially in view of the Visit Malaysia campaign in 2026,” said minister Datuk Seri Tiong King Sing in a written reply.

Tiong was responding to Ramkarpal Singh (PH-Bukit Gelugor) who asked about the resort being compounded for an event that allegedly were against ethics even though no Muslims were present.

He also asked whether the case hampered efforts to draw in more tourists to Malaysia post pandemic Covid-19.

Summer Bay Resort was summoned with a compound of RM25,000 in May for organising a “wild party” that featured women dancing in beachwear at its premises without approval.

The state government justified the compound as the party violated Terengganu’s Entertainment and Places of Entertainment Enactment 2002.

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