KOTA BAHARU, May 25 (Bernama) -- Kelantan encourages the establishment of hotels in the state provided they comply with the stipulated regulations, Deputy Menteri Besar Datuk Ahmad Yacob said.
He said hotels should not be a place for entertainment and vice activities which could tarnish the name of the industry.
"We would rather risk not being popular in the hotel industry than allowing vice activities in hotels," he said in his speech at the opening of Tune Hotel here by the Crown Prince of Kelantan, Tengku Muhammad Faiz Petra.
Meanwhile, Tune Hotels chief executive officer Mark Lankester told a news conference that the new facility here brought the number of the company's hotels to 13, including two in Indonesia's Bali and one in London.
He said plans were underway to set up several more hotels including in Haadyai, Thailand and in Australia and the Philippines.
tunku : why don't the state government build a syariah compliant hotel first.let see what it is and how it works.we don't want it is just the name syariah compliant but people like mat sabu can escape having close proximity with someone wife in the hotel room.