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Malaysia: Religious Scholars in Tourism Industry

Categories: East Asia, Malaysia, Economics & Business, Education, Language, Travel

A Malaysian minister is proposing that Malaysian students attending religious schools in Egypt master Arabic language [1]. The minister hopes that they will be able to serve the tourism industry in Malaysia. Malaysia has seen number of Arab tourists increase in recent years. MarinaM does not like this idea. “Nor do I think that Arab tourists will necessarily welcome religious scholars as their guides on their Malaysian holiday. Why not organise Arabic classes for all the unemployed graduates, regardless of race or religion, so they may all have an opportunity to join the tourism business?”