Malaysia: New X-ray scanners to put an end to physical body searches at airports, minister says


By second half of next year, flight passengers can breathe a sigh of relief as there will be no more physical body search at the Kuala Lumpur International Aiport (KLIA) and probably at the Kuala Lumpur International Airport 2 (klia2) too.

Transport Minister Anthony Loke Siew Fook said this would be made possible with the use of the new and upgraded x-ray machines scanners for passengers, which will be put in place by the Malaysia Airports Holdings Berhad (MAHB).

“So, there will be no touching. By second half of next year, airport security officers will no longer have to conduct physical body search on flight passengers,” he told reporters after officiating the ground-breaking ceremony for klia2 dedicated processing centre at the airport here today.

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Source: MalayMail