Perak drafts new bill for the advancement of the tourism industry

By Zaki Salleh

IPOH: The 96-year-old “Boarding House Enactment 1927” will be replaced in an initiative to streamline the hotel and tourism industry in Perak.

The Perak Hotel Enactment Bill 2023 was presented at the State Legislative Assembly (DUN) session today.

It was tabled for the second reading by the State Housing and Local Government Committee Chairman, Sandrea Ng Shy Ching.

The drafting of the new enactment aims to provide for the licensing and regulation of hotels in the state.

According to Sandrea, the move follows the positive development of the state of Perak which receives more and more visitors every year.

It is also due to the rapid development of accommodation facilities such as hotels, chalets and resorts.

“The enactment will open up a wide range of opportunities for all operators of hotels and boarding houses, chalets, rest houses, tents and houseboats that previously could not be registered to get a hotel license from the authorities.

“The provisions that have been made can improve regulation and operations to guarantee the uniformity of the quality of safety and cleanliness as well as to ensure smooth development,” she said.

The proposed bill contains 32 provision clauses which are divided into 5 sections namely initiation, licensing, enforcement, miscellaneous and repeal & transition.

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