Oct 17, 2001, 12:01 AM
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Malaysia in arrival tourists on record Another Tourism and Arts Culture, of Minister -- IRNA 17, Oct Lumpur, Kuala tourism Malaysia's said Wednesday Fadzir Sheikh Kadir Abdul as year, this arrivals of year record another for set is industry already had September of end the at arrivals tourist of number the .million 2.10 of total record year's last matched million 12 reach possibly could arrivals full-year that said He .year last from percent 20 up more, or better much very done have would" industry the said minister The United the in attacks terrorist month's last) crisis the for not if .2002 for outlook the about caution voiced and ,"(States neighbouring in promotions our enhance to going are We" Thailand, Singapore, to particular in referring said, he "countries, the and Korea, Japan, Taiwan, , Kong Hong India, China, Indonesia, .East Middle for market tourist big a been never has States United The .year a arrivals 180,000 about only in bringing Malaysia, percent 80 about for accounting market, main Malaysia's is Asia .arrivals of any and generators, revenue biggest Malaysia's of one is Tourism slowing country's the for setback a be would industry the in slump .economy 6.4 US$) ringgit billion 3.17 in brought tourism year, Last rise to projected is this and earnings, exchange foreign in (billion .2001 in (billion 3.5 US$) ringgit billion 20 about to bn/RR End