Thai visa-free entry move not for us

LETTERS: I disagree with the letter encouraging Malaysia to emulate Thailand's move to grant temporary visa-free entry to Chinese tourists.

Just think of the negative implications of offering visa-free entry, which could allow operators of scam call centres, illegal businesses and prostitution rings to slip into the country.

A better way is to waive the visa fee but still require travellers to apply for a visa.

Let's bank on domestic tourism first to rev up the economy. Free visas alone are not enough to entice Chinese tourists.

We should focus on digitalisation to boost tourism.


Petaling Jaya,


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