US Embassy Travel Advisory Uncalled For - Nur Jazlan

Last update: 13/01/2018

JOHOR BAHRU, Jan 13 (Bernama) -- The recent travel advisory issued by the United States (US) Embassy to US citizens to stay away from frequenting a certain nightclub in Kuala Lumpur (KL) following alleged cases of 'coordinated drink-spiking' is uncalled for, says Datuk Nur Jazlan Mohamed.

The Home Deputy Minister said such an action seemed to paint a negative picture of Malaysia, and at the same time implied that such incidents also happened at all nightclubs in the country.

"There is (really) no need to issue the travel advisory. Just tip-off the police, (as) they can take action if there is a complaint. Such information can adversely impact the country's fact, it implies that all nightclubs in KL, and Malaysia are doing the same.

"However, I will instruct the police to look into the matter and investigate if there are complaints from the victims.

"Sometimes, the victims did not lodge a (police) report but discussed it on social media and so on. Perhaps, this could be the reason why the US Embassy is concerned about the matter," Nur Jazlan, who is also Pulai MP, told a press conference after attending the Everyday Sports Futsal Centre first anniversary here today.....