Malaysian Airports Holdings Berhad (MAHB), the operator of most of the country’s aiports, announced today that it has stepped up security measures in transit hubs nationwide, in the wake of recent terror attacks in Jakarta and other cities around the world.
MAHB managing director told Bernama that the company had adopted both ‘visible’ and ‘invisible’ methods to monitor and contain terror threats in Malaysia’s airports.
He also revealed that MAHB appointed a new general manager for aviation security four months ago – SAC Rosli Mohd Isa, who had been seconded to MAHB management from the Royal Malaysian Police.
“Security at airports is a priority for MAHB. Security personnel will be more visible for passengers, especially at the international gateways,” Badlisham said.
“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 has become a hot topic in Malaysian since last Thursday’s bomb attack in Central Jakarta, Indonesia, during which Islamic State operatives took the lives of seven people.
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