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Move to stop tourists disturbing marine life

March 27, 2018

KOTA KINABALU: Some irresponsible tourists are disturbing marine creatures in Sabah Parks and the state government wants to put a stop to this.

State Tourism, Culture and Environment Minister Datuk Seri Masidi Manjun said dive and tour operators might be held responsible for the tourists under them.

He said it was important for the operators to ensure that tourists at marine parks did not resort to such acts.

“I always get pictures sent to me of tourists posing with different types of sea life.

“This is very negative to us. We need to put a stop to this,” he said when opening the Sabah Tourist Guides Association office at the Lintas Square here yesterday.

Masidi added that he had asked Sabah Parks to look into current state laws over the possibility of taking action against the operators who failed to advise or brief their tourists.