2014-09-23    Security at KL Airport still slack


When MH370 went missing on March 8, the world was shocked to learn that two of the flight's passengers were travelling on stolen passports. This fact had not been detected by the poor security at Kuala Lumpur Airport.

I must admit I was not surprised. It is no secret that not a few "drug mules" arrested in Hong Kong in recent years collected their drugs in Malaysia, and that drug dealers often mail their drugs from Malaysia, because of poor security at KLA.

It seems that since March 8, not much has changed at KLA. On September 17 at HK Airport, customs officers arrested a 22 year old incoming male passenger from Kuala Lumpur. The man had 1.8kg of  heroin, worth about HK$1.41 million, concealed in three children's books. How did he get through security at KLA?

With the growing world-wide threat of ISIS, all airports should be maintaining the highest level of security. ISIS has already begun trying to destabilise Malaysia, Indonesia and the Philippines. Until security improves in Malaysia, passengers may well be advised to avoid any flight, on any airline, that uses KL Airport.