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Unbecoming Of Individuals To Treat JB Sentral As Bedroom - Tee

PONTIAN, July 10 (Bernama) -- A leader here said it was unbecoming of certain individuals to treat JB Sentral as their bedroom as such attitude would tarnish the image of the tourism industry.

Johor Tourism, Trade and Consumerism exco Datuk Tee Siew Kiong was responding to reporters about a front page report in an English language newspaper two days ago.

The news report pertained to some individuals believed to be working as cleaners and factory workers in neighbouring Singapore, who would sleep at the the land transport hub and set off early next morning to work.

Incidentally, visitors travel through Tambak Johor and enter JB Sentral, which is also close to shopping centres that have become a draw to both the local population and tourists.

According to the report, the individuals would sleep in the surau, public benches and on the floor at corners hidden from public view, and would just ignore the auxiliary police who expressed disapproval at their actions.

"They should cease working in the neighbouring country if it is cumbersome for them.

"Johor, in particular, Iskandar Malaysia is developing rapidly; there is abundant employment opportunities here now, and offering better wages than previously," said Lee after launching a Tenaga Nasional Berhad (TNB) corporate social responsibility (CSR) programme at Kampung Parit Panjang here today.

Meanwhile, Tee who is Pulai Sebatang assemblyman hoped TNB would expand its CSR programme to benefit more people considering that Johor is the third biggest contributor in the country, to its earnings.

-- BERNAMA




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