Malaysian Tourism Minister says little being done to promote Little India

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Klang (Malaysia), Aug.16 (ANI): The Government of Selangor in Malaysia has failed to gazette Little India here as a tourist spot has negated the Federal Government's efforts to promote the area and fails to recognise Indian traders' contributions to the economy, said Tourism Minister Dr Ng Yen Yen.

"It is a business enclave that draws tourists and must be accorded tourism status as it would benefit the traders, small businesses and attract more tourists," The Star quoted her, as saying.

Dr Ng added that the Federal Government had given Little India a facelift with refurbished walk paths, a tourist information kiosk and public amenities.

"Our ministry is doing a lot to help the Indian community prosper and the state government should not oppose us," she said, adding that the state government should also gazette Padang Chetty at Little India as a heritage site. (ANI)

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