SIMUNJAN: The tiff between Tourism and Culture Minister Datuk Seri Nazri Abdul Aziz and Datuk Abdul Karim Rahman Hamzah should be resolved in the spirit of Barisan Nasional, said Youth and Sports Minister Khairy Jamaluddin.
The Barisan Youth chairman said he believed both individuals should sit down to resolve their differences, adding that it is important the solution should be based on the spirit of Barisan comradeship.
It was reported that Nazri had labelled Abdul Karim, who is Sarawak Tourism, Arts, Culture, Youth and Sports Minister, as a "greenhorn" over his remarks on the implementation of tourism tax.
"I just discussed the issue with Sarawak BN Youth chairman Datuk Seri Fadillah Yusof, and I hope it will be resolved in the Barisan spirit of musyawarah (discussion). We have the principle of comradeship and consensus, and that the issue should not be extended to the media," said Khairy.
He said that he believes the issue will be settled as it is a policy matter which can be discussed between two ministers.
Khairy said this to reporters when leading the 2017 SEA Games Torch Run at Samarahan Division at Batang Sadong Bridge here on Monday.
Also present was Abdul Karim, who said that he had no problems with what was said by Khairy.
"There is no need to get angry during Ramadan," he said.
When asked on the decision of the Sarawak government to withdraw its participation from Tourism Malaysia, Abdul Karim said the decision was not due to the issue. - Bernama