Thursday, August 28, 2008

How safe are our airports?

ANOTHER heist at a Malaysian airport. This time, Penang Airport was considered lucky when the robbers fled off only with a bag of cakes instead of RM1.9 million in cash yesterday.However, a money changer was shot and wounded.


It was the second robbery to hit Malaysian airports this year. In Wednesday incident, two masked gunmen fired 10 shots at a money changer at the airport.

The thieves sped off in a getaway car with the bags, one of which contained mooncakes, according to reports.

In April, thieves escaped with more than one million dollars after attacking two money changers at Kuala Lumpur International Airport.

How safe is our airports these days? Who to blame… the security company employed by Malaysian Airports Berhad or the lack of surveillance at the airport itself?

Malaysian airports are listed as one of the most sophisticated and well-kept airports in this region. If the level of security can still be put to question, something needs to be done about it.

5 comments:

nazri, penang said...

our airports are undoubtedly among the best in the world.

what MAB should do is to step up surveilance.

we cant blame them as the robbers are sometimes more equipped

si pitak said...

let the robbers be stuffed with the mooncakes... kah kah!

anyway, we must not take things like this lightly.

airports should be operated like a full-security army base so that no unwanted elements can penetrate it.

we dont want our airports to become this that of some african and south american countries where anybody can just walk in and out without special passes.

MAK INANG said...

DI MANA LETAKNYA KAWALAN KESELAMATAN YANG ADA DI SEMUA LAPANGAN TERBANG KITA?

SAMA ADA MALAYSIA AIRPORTS TINGKATKAN TAHAP KESELAMATAN ATAU MENGKAJI CARA TERBARU UNTUK MEMPERBAIKI PERKHIDMATAN INI.

SEJAK 11 SEPT YANG MENYAKSIKAN SERANGAN PENGGANAS DI NEW YORK, BANYAK LAPANGAN TERBANG SUDAH DIKAWAL KETAT, TERMASUKLAH DI RANTAU INI.

WALAUPUN LAPANGAN TERBANG KITA ADALAH ANTARA YANG TERBAIK DI DUNIA, KITA PERLU MEMASTIKAN TIADA ANASIR SUBVERSIF MENGGUNAKANNYA UNTUK KEPENTINGAN MEREKA.

PENGGANAS BOLEH MENYERUPAI APA BENTUK PUN, TERMASUK SEBAGAI PENDAKWAH.

OLEH ITU, KITA PERLU LEBIH BERHATI-HATI SEBELUM SEMUANYA TERLAMBAT

Anonymous said...

bro,

aku cadangkan semua pengawal airport kita pakai sepetol.

aku tengok di klia pun tak pakai senjata.

tak tau ke yang penyamun sekarang lebih canggih?

Anonymous said...

our airports are good but surveilance facilities at some of it are pathetic!