Malaysia’s government has proposed to increase security at the country’s international airports in the wake of terrorist attacks at similar facilities overseas, such as Brussels, Belgium; and Ataturk, Turkey.
Agreed enhanced security measures include deploying more auxiliary policemen by Malaysian Airports Holdings Bhd and Civil Aviation Department, undercover detectives and soldiers to carry out joint patrols at airport buildings.
The airport authorities would also be directed to install more high-definition CCTVs and facial recognition cameras at immigration counters.
The government is also considering a proposal to allow only air passengers to enter check-in counters or inside the terminals at all major airports. Malaysia’s Transport Minister Liow Tiong Lai was asked to find a solution that would ensure that vehicles sending off or waiting for passengers would not park at the terminals.