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Malaysia expects 400,000 tourists from ME

Malaysia's Tourism Ministry said it expects 400,000 tourists from the Middle East to visit the country this year, up from 340,000 last year, reported Malaysia's state news agency Bernama. Tourism Minister Datuk Seri Azalina Othman Said said Malaysia's halal food, extensively promoted in the Middle East, was a draw for tourists from the region, especially the UAE, Syria and Saudi Arabia.