THE Transport Ministry has entrusted the airport authorities to conduct a detailed investigation into an incident at the international arrival hall of Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) Terminal 1 yesterday (June 29).
According to Transport Minister Anthony Loke Siew Fook, he has yet to receive any reports regarding the incident, which reportedly involved a government leader.
“I think the airport authorities will conduct a more detailed investigation into what transpired. Of course, safety protocols must be obeyed but whatever it is, we will leave it to the airport authorities as I believe they will make a detailed investigation,” he told reporters at KLIA Terminal 2 after the launch of the MyAirline student discount programme today (June 30).
The Seremban MP was responding to a story by BebasNews that a minister had barged into the international arrivals hall to protect a Chinese national who had been allegedly detained at KLIA since June 28 after arriving in the country.
BebasNews reported that the minister had apparently learned about the incident and rushed to the airport before entering the KLIA arrival hall without first applying for a pass.
“When stopped, he used his minister’s authority and got angry with the KLIA auxiliary police and immigration officers for wanting to save the Chinese national who was detained upon arrival on Wednesday,” a source was quoted as saying by BebasNews.
It is understood that this is the third time that the minister has taken this action against passengers who have been detained. However, it is not certain whether it involves visitors from China or other countries. – June 30, 2023
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