I find the staff of Tourism Perak a rather curious lot. They are there for a purpose but from my observations most are there for some self-serving reasons.
When duty requires them to mingle and make their customers, especially tourism industrial players, feel at ease, they prefer to mix among themselves instead. By doing so, they lose a golden opportunity to promote Perak and the services the agency could provide.
They pride themselves in wearing T-shirts with Tourism Perak logos emblazoned on them. But what is the use if the net result is zero? They ought to realise that the larger task ahead is to prepare the ground works for the coming Visit Malaysia Year 2014.
Knowledge is power and if one fails to share it with others the efforts of the state government and its hard-working crew will then go to waste.
The Executive Councillor for Tourism, Health and Culture, Nolee Ashilin Dato’ Mohammed Radzi is on the right track. She needs all the help she can muster to forge ahead. The councillor cannot do it alone without the support of her staff. And that is a fact.