KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia The procedure for usage of lanes for very important persons (VIP) at the airports will be tightened to avoid misuse, said Transport Minister Anthony Loke Siew Fook.
He had directed the Malaysia Airports Holdings Berhad to look into the matter so that airport security could be enhanced.
Prior to this, even ministry officials were allowed to use it, hence we need to have a more stringent procedure to ensure that not everyone could use the VIP lanes, he said in a press conference at the Malaysian Aviation Commission (Mavcom) office today.
Loke said tighter security inspection would also be carried out on their bags.
Previously, it was understood that the inspection of their hand luggage might not be so tight, but from now on their hand luggage will have to go through a tighter security inspection, he said.
He said this when responding to the allegations of flights or private jets associated with the VIPs that were believed to be used to smuggle in a large amount of cash into the country.
Source: NAM News Network