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Malaysia Bars New Chinese Visitor Visas - Sars  
User currently offlineSingapore_Air From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2000, 13735 posts, RR: 19
Posted (11 years 1 week 6 days 1 hour ago) and read 824 times:

KL bars China tourists due to Sars fears

KUALA LUMPUR -- Malaysia stopped issuing visas on Wednesday for travellers from mainland China because of the outbreak of a deadly flu-like illness that has hit the communist country hardest.

A Foreign Ministry official said the Malaysian Embassy in Beijing has been ordered to stop issuing the visas until Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome, or Sars, is contained.

The official, speaking on condition of anonymity, told AP that travellers from Hongkong to Malaysia were not affected by the directive.

A spokesman at Malaysian Embassy in Beijing confirmed the directive but members of government delegations and business trips can still apply for visas if they have been declared free of Sars-linked symptoms such as fever, coughing and difficulty in breathing.

More than 2,600 people have now been infected worldwide with Sars, most of them in mainland China and Hongkong. China's southern province of Guangdong has reported a total of 43 deaths and 1,206 cases of infection -- making it the hardest-hit region in an outbreak that has spread across Asia and North America.



Anyone can fly, only the best Soar.
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User currently offlineUnited Airline From Hong Kong, joined Jan 2001, 9107 posts, RR: 15
Reply 1, posted (11 years 1 week 5 days 19 hours ago) and read 766 times:

I plan to visit Malaysia in June/July. I am from Hong Kong but I hold Canadian Passport ( I am now in Australia). Do I need to get a permit/visa to go to Malaysia? If yes, how? Do I have to pay?



User currently offlineOdiE From United States of America, joined Jan 2001, 1641 posts, RR: 1
Reply 2, posted (11 years 1 week 5 days 18 hours ago) and read 758 times:

United Airline: Whether you hold Canadian, Hong Kong SAR (notice without the S, heh heh) or Australian passport, you do not need a visa to enter Malaysia. In fact, Malaysia have a very relaxed visa policy. Majority of the countries around the world do not need a visa to enter Malaysia (except for China and India).

Anyway, back to the topic, I do not agree with Malaysia's action with regards to this matter. This is definitely not an effective way of preventing the SARS outbreak in Malaysia. What about residents from other countries which already have the SARS outbreak?


User currently offlineDocpepz From Singapore, joined May 2001, 1968 posts, RR: 3
Reply 3, posted (11 years 1 week 5 days 18 hours ago) and read 757 times:

Well, considering the Chinese govt is playing games and hiding all the facts, I am not surprised. In fact, I am all for trade sanctions against China for what they have done.

They should compensate the Hong Kong and Singapore govts the billions of dollars they are now losing in lost revenue from tourism, domestic spending etc.

I hope more countries will do the same. The Chinese citizens within China are COMPLETLEY OBLIVIOUS to SARS. They have no idea what is going on and the govt has imposed a media blackout on it.

The Commies should realise that whether or not it'll make them lose face or whatever, is one thing, but at the very least, they should cherish the lives of their compatriots and teach them how to take care of themselves.

Eg, tell them not to spit. In my trip to Shanghai last November, I had never seen so much spitting in my life!


User currently offlineDocpepz From Singapore, joined May 2001, 1968 posts, RR: 3
Reply 4, posted (11 years 1 week 5 days 18 hours ago) and read 757 times:

Well, considering the Chinese govt is playing games and hiding all the facts, I am not surprised. In fact, I am all for trade sanctions against China for what they have done.

They should compensate the Hong Kong and Singapore govts the billions of dollars they are now losing in lost revenue from tourism, domestic spending etc.

I hope more countries will do the same. The Chinese citizens within China are COMPLETLEY OBLIVIOUS to SARS. They have no idea what is going on and the govt has imposed a media blackout on it.

The Commies should realise that whether or not it'll make them lose face or whatever, is one thing, but at the very least, they should cherish the lives of their compatriots and teach them how to take care of themselves.

Eg, tell them not to spit. In my trip to Shanghai last November, I had never seen so much spitting in my life!


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