Tuesday, July 14

State govts postpone events, programmes to avoid risk


KUALA LUMPUR: Several major events nation-wide have been either postponed or cancelled due to the Covid-19 infection.

They include the Pahang Investment Forum and Festival (FPFP 2020)  by the Pahang government scheduled to be held at the Putra World Trade Centre (PWTC) here next month.

Menteri Besar Datuk Seri Wan Rosdy Wan Ismail said the decision was made  to contain the spread of the virus and for the health sake of participants and others that would be involved in the forum.

“We do not want to take the risk because this forum involves many participants including from overseas and the venue is in the federal capital (Kuala Lumpur). The decision to postpone the programme is made after consulting the Pahang Health Department,” he told reporters in Pahang yesterday.

The forum, scheduled to be opened by the Yang di-Pertuan Agong Al-Sultan Abdullah Ri’ayatuddin Al-Mustafa Billah Shah, is aimed to attract investors and promote local products and the state tourism sector. — Bernama