Transport Minister: Cabotage exemption revoked for Sarawak shipping

Anthony Loke

By DayakDaily Team

KUCHING, May 30: The Ministry of Transport has revoked the cabotage exemption for all ships ferrying cargo from any port in Sarawak to any part in Peninsular Malaysia, Labuan and Sabah and vice versa, effective June 1.

Its minister Anthony Loke announced this decision in a statement yesterday (May 29), stating that it was made at the request of the Sarawak government.


Additionally, Loke also signed a gazette aimed at boosting investment in internet technology infrastructure in Malaysia, also effective on June 1.

“Malaysian and international tech companies had since 2020 voiced the need for the government to adopt a more progressive regulatory framework that can promote more investments in the tech sector.

“The unity government is committed to accelerating the development of Malaysia’s digital infrastructure,” he said regarding the decision. — DayakDaily