The president of Malaysian Association of Tour and Travel Agents (MATTA), Hamzah Rahmat stated that it is an appropriate time for the country to put into practice and it must execute this plan not only for travelers in China but also for visitors from other nations that have stronger currencies.
Indonesia has waived visas for Chinese nationals and the visa-free regime is also applicable for nationals of Russia, Australia, Japan and South Korea. The president of MCA, Datuk Seri Liow Tiong Lai stated that the move to simplify visa requirements for Chinese travelers coming to Malaysia would soon turn into reality.
Sources said that it is also required to exempt visa charges of 80 renminbi (RM44.83) per person to attract Chinese travelers. And, Indonesia expected an extra 450,000 overseas travelers and RM1.9billion foreign exchange with the visa-free policy.