Returning tourism back to state list put on hold, says Sarawak minister

REVERTING tourism to the state list of the federal constitution has been temporarily put on hold as Sarawak prioritises resolving more pressing disputes with Putrajaya, the state’s Minister for Tourism, Creative Industry and Performing Arts, Abdul Karim Hamzah said today.

He said resolving the long running territorial dispute over who controls the continental shelf within the state’s 200-mile exclusive economic zone (EEZ) and the Petroleum Development Act (PDA) 1974, which the state has declared it does not recognise, are now the top priorities of the state government.