First, she decided to cancel all MoUs with the PR led states, which are important revenue earners for the country. Reason being the federal government did the same to Kelantan since 1990. Look at the state of tourism in Kelantan, if there is any at all.
Next, she said that new committee members will be appointed into the state tourism councils in the four states. She is doing so to bypass working with the respective state exco on tourism. Yet, she defended her action as non-political. The main reason she did not want to work with the five states is clear - political.
Now, she warned the Pakatan Rakyat states not to sabotage activities or programmes carried out by the Tourism Ministry. Azalina said she was told that in Langkawi, the state authorities carried out raids at entertainment outlets during the recent Langkawi Water Festival. The Kedah state authorities had been conducting Ops Noda Khas since April 2, the first day of the three-day water festival, and had been harassing patrons at KTV lounges, pubs and bistros.
To be fair, raids were conducted throughout the country even when BN was in-charge of the four states. In Shah Alam, pubs and discos had to resort to putting up signage to deter foreigners of a particular country from entering their outlets, causing an uproar overseas.
Perhaps when the parliament resumes, MPs will demand for Azalina's paycheck to be reduced accordingly since she is not interested to serve the rest of the country.