Following the announcement made by YB Dato’ Sri Hajah Nancy Shukri, Minister of Tourism, Arts and Culture (MOTAC) Malaysia on 18 March 2020 on the cancelation of Visit Malaysia 2020 (VM2020) campaign due to the COVID-19 outbreak with immediate effect, Malaysia Convention & Exhibition Bureau (MyCEB) is taking the necessary action to abide by the government decision. Due to the Movement Control Order from 18 March 2020 to 31 March 2020 to curb the spread of COVID-19, the ministry had to freeze many tourism-related services, she said in a statement. “I urge the public to comply with social distancing as long as this Movement Control Order comes into force and receives information from legitimate sources. Let us pray that the well-being of this beloved nation can be restored as soon as possible,” stated YB Dato’ Sri Hajah Nancy Shukri.
The measures taken, she added, was in line with the policy adapted by the National Security Council (NSC) and the Prime Minister’s Department on the Movement Control Order. Therefore, MyCEB would like to inform all industry partners to relook at all our marketing campaign and gradually remove VM2020 logo in all marketing collaterals and promotional items and replace it with Malaysia Truly Asia logo. MyCEB would also like to encourage all industry partners to take advantage of the stimulus package offered by the Government to our industry in this trying situation.
“Let’s together pray for the COVID-19 situation to subside soon, and in the meantime, I would like to urge all industry players to adhere to MOTAC and MOH guidelines and procedures in curbing the virus from further spreading. We shall remain strong and begin to relook at our next strategy in making Malaysia a preferred business event destination as soon as the industry rebound,” expressed Dato’ Sri Abdul Khani, Chief Executive Officer of MyCEB.