Police tighten security at KLIA, KLIA 2 to ensure public safety

19 Apr 2024 09:03pm

KUALA LUMPUR - The police have deployed officers and fully armed personnel around the Departure Hall and Arrival Hall areas of the Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) and KLIA 2 in Sepang starting Tuesday to enhance security control.

Inspector-General of Police (IGP) Tan Sri Razarudin Husain said the security control and monitoring currently involved officers and members of the KLIA District Police Headquarters (IPD) and the General Operations Force (PGA) under the Internal Security and Public Order Department (JKDNKA).

"For duties at KLIA, we will deploy 23 personnel, comprising four from the PGA and 19 from the KLIA IPD for each shift.

"At KLIA 2, there will be 14 personnel per shift, with 10 from the KLIA IPD and four from the PGA," he said, today.

He said each personnel on duty would work for eight hours, rotating through three shifts per day.

There will be one shift where personnel would be on standby to address any potential threat or situation deemed as such.

"This involves uniformed officers fully armed with SMG HK MP5.

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"These (KLIA IPD personnel) will be paired with PGA members wearing full operational uniforms along with berets, body armour and primary and secondary weapons," he said.

He said prowler or patrol duties would be carried out at the eight entry and exit points at the KLIA Departure and Arrival Halls.

"Therefore, I would like to emphasise that this measure is one of the improvements made by the police to ensure safety and public order always remain a priority besides hoping that all parties will provide the necessary cooperation for our common good," he said.

In an incident at around 1.20am last Sunday, suspect Hafizul Harawi, 38, threw a firecracker before firing two shots with a gun targeting his wife from a distance of three to four metres.

However, he missed one shot, while the other hit the stomach of one of his wife's bodyguards, with the incident believed to stem from personal issues.

The suspect then fled before being arrested in Kota Bharu, Kelantan on Tuesday and remanded for seven days until April 22.