Our chiefs think so. Someone said "The country has successfully produced two individuals who can participate in space missions at any time when they are needed..."
The real astronauts don't. They call it Spaceflight Participant. Penumpang Angkasa. Sounds much classier than Space Tourist though. Don't believe me? See the NASA website. Or see HERE for some good laughs at the comments.
Of course, it's no small feat to pass the physical training and stuffs to be allowed on board. Some even had to pay millions of dollars for a taste of space flight. Just wondering how much did we pay with our tax money in the spirit of Malaysia Boleh to be the first Spaceflight Participant to make teh tarik and eat roti canai in zero gravity.