KOTA KINABALU: The Sate Government welcomes the decision by the UK Government to change its travel advisory for British Nationals travelling to Sabah.
In welcoming the decision, Chief Minister Datuk Seri Hajiji Noor, who is also Chairman of the State Security Council said Sabah is a safe place to visit and to do business.
“Following the latest security assessment by the the Malaysian Security Council, Home Ministry and the Sabah State Government, the Royal Malaysia Police Force has given its assurance that the level of security in Sabah remains under control.
“Curfew orders have been lifted. Sabah is a safe place to visit and to do business,” he said adding that more than 150,000 foreign tourists have visited the east coast of Sabah from January to September this year.
With the UK Government’s decision, the Chief Minister hopes more British Nationals will visit Sabah.
He also hopes other countries which have issued travel advisories will take the cue from the UK Government’s decision.
The British High Commission in Malaysia in a statement said the update is the result of a rigorous review by the UK Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO) and represents the first major change to the UK’s travel advice for Sabah since 2013.