Wednesday, January 20, 2016

MAHB beefs up security at airports

Malaysia Airports Holdings Bhd has announced it has stepped up security at airports in the country in the wake of the recent militant attacks in several cities abroad.

MAHB managing director Datuk Badlisham Ghazali said the company had adopted both 'visible' and 'invisible' measures.

"We have close rapport with the police," he told Bernama Wednesday.

Badlisham said MAHB had appointed a general manager for aviation security who started work with the company four months ago.

He named the individual as SAC Rosli Mohd Isa who had been seconded from the police.

"Security at airports is a priority for MAHB. Security personnel will be more visible for passengers, especially at the international gateways.

"It is needless for passengers to be unduly concerned about this. We have established collaboration among the airports, police and intelligence authorities.

"Insyallah (God willing), we will handle it (security)," said Badlisham when asked to comment on the additional security measures implemented following the recent militant attacks in several cities in other countries.

The latest and closest incident to Malaysia was an attack on a mall in the heart of Jakarta on Jan 14.

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