Tiong demands apology from Youth chief

TOURISM Minister Tiong King Sing yesterday chided Umno Youth chief Muhamad Akmal Saleh who accused him of power abuse and demanding be stripped of his Malaysian citizenship over an incident at the Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) recently.

Tiong demanded an apology from Muhamad Akmal for jumping the gun in claiming the minister had trespassed into the KLIA arrival hall and interfered with Immigration officials into releasing a foreign tourist without first finding out the facts of the case.

Tiong defended his action, and said he is willing to face the Cabinet over his corruption remarks implicating Immigration officials.

“Yes, no problem. I can say, I have no issue. I don’t have any agenda.

“Because first, we must give confidence to tourists from around the world to come,” he told the news portal.