Monday, 21 August 2017

‘State govt to work with property owners in promoting Siniawan Night Market’

August 21, 2017

Abdul Karim rides a horse at the launch of the festival.

BAU: The state government will collaborate with property owners in promoting Siniawan Night Market as a cultural heritage tourist attraction.

Minister of Tourism, Arts, Culture, Youth and Sports Datuk Abdul Karim Rahman Hamzah said they could come up with plans to further promote the weekend night market.

He said the government could serve as the backbone to provide assistance to property owners at the night market with an ultimate aim of preserving the two rows of old shop houses.


Friday, 18 August 2017

No need to see Nazri over Tourism Tax issue – Abdul Karim

August 18, 2017

KUCHING: Minister of Tourism, Arts, Culture, Youth and Sports Datuk Abdul Karim Rahman Hamzah says there is no need for the state government to go and see his federal counterpart to discuss the Tourism Tax issue.

Instead, he suggested that Datuk Seri Nazri Aziz come to see Chief Minister Datuk Amar Abang Johari Tun Openg to explain the issue.

“He should come over to Sarawak, talk to our Chief Minister. I will wait for him at the airport if he needs me to welcome him.

Thursday, 17 August 2017

Explain tourism tax to Sarawak, Sabah, Nazri told


KUCHING: Minister of Tourism and Culture Datuk Seri Nazri Aziz has been asked to explain the mechanism of the tourism tax to the Sarawak and Sabah state governments.

Minister of Tourism, Arts, Culture, Youth and Sports Datuk Abdul Karim Rahman Hamzah said the state governments of East Malaysia deserve an explanation from him.

“Is it so difficult for Nazri to go to Sabah and Sarawak and explain the mechanism of how this tourism tax is to be shared? He is most welcome to visit Sarawak to do it,” he told The Borneo Post yesterday.

Wednesday, 16 August 2017

Why so difficult for Nazri to come here to explain about tax, Karim asked

August 16, 2017

KUCHING: The Sarawak and Sabah Governments deserve an explanation from Tourism and Culture Minister Datuk Seri Nazri Aziz on the mechanism on how the tourism tax is to be shared, said Tourism, Arts, Culture, Youth and Sports Minister Datuk Abdul Karim Rahman Hamzah.

“Is it so difficult for Nazri to go to Sabah and Sarawak and explain the mechanism of how this tourism tax is to be shared? He is most welcome to visit Sarawak to do it,” he told The Borneo Post today.

Abdul Karim said, by right, Nazri should explain to the two state governments or at least to their chief ministers as to why they are being treated ‘on par’ with the other states when it comes to division of the proceed of the tourism tax.


Sunday, 13 August 2017

Ministry to consider request for hockey pitch in Dalat -Karim

August 13, 2017

Karim (centre) with Claudia on his right and guests pose with the winners and organisers after the prize presentation.

KUCHING: The Ministry of Tourism, Arts, Culture, Youth and Sports will look into the request from SMK Dalat for a hockey pitch to be built in Dalat.

Its minister Datuk Abdul Karim Rahman Hamzah said the request by the school showed that there are many hockey enthusiasts in that district.

He also learnt from former state players in Dalat that the sport is fast gathering strength in the district.