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Shaharuddin M Saaid

Executive Director

Malaysian Association of Hotel Owners


Shaharuddin M Saaid has a long career in sales, marketing and public relations with a wide exposure and experience in the airline and tourism industry.Since July 2001 with Malaysian Association of Hotel Owners (MAHO), he is more involved in handling hotel owners/stakeholders issues dealing with the government/ministries such as Min of Tourism & Culture (MoTAC), Min of Finance/Treasury (MoF), Min of International Trade and Industry (MITI), Malaysian Industrial Development Authority (MIDA), Min of Human Resources and government agencies/GLCs e.g. TNB. Energy Commission. Actively involved in engaging and assisting MoTAC and MIDA on respective industry issues i.e. tourism policy, hotel development, investment and incentives.

He is also actively involved in the implementation of minimum wage 2012/2013 and 2019 for the hotel sector and halal certification for hotel sector. In June 2015 was appointed a member of the Halal Professional Council (under JAKIM) by the hon. minister in the Prime Minister Department.

Recent active undertaking is addressing and handling the Short Term Accommodation/Home sharing operation and Airbnb issue with the respective ministries and government agencies.


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