Dato' Sri Ng Yen Yen, Minister of Tourism, took her afternoon off to meet the tourism industry players in Sibu.
Dato' Sri Ng is here to campaign for BN candidate in P212 Sibu by-electioon. She was frank in telling us that, seeing and sensing that the campaign is getting increasingly tough, she decided to extend her stay in Sibu to help out more.
The meet was aimed at getting feedback for the ministry to improve. To start off, Dato' Sri Ng made no secret about her age. At 65, she said she is more energetic than a lot of people who are more junior. She threw out a challenge to the players in this industry to be creative and innovative. Learn to dance and sing, and that is all about getting tourists in, she called on the players.
Be knowledgeable about what Malaysia has to offer to outsiders. Malaysia's tourist attractions are at her finger tips. "Know well to promote our goodies to foreigners," Dato' Sri Ng said.
The session then moved on to Q&A. Dato' Sri Ng took the feedback with ease. She promised to gear up some of the administrative aspects of the ministry.
Before we adjourned for high-tea, she asked for five minutes to campaign for Robert Lau.