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M'sia to tighten security at all entry points

Publication Date : 20-03-2014


The Malaysian home ministry will be introducing various measures to heighten security at all airports and entry points in the country.

Minister Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi said meetings between the ministry’s agencies, namely the police and immigration department, have begun following the disappearance of flight MH370.

“We will also include other ministries in our discussions. We hope to come up with the necessary measures soon,” he told a press conference yesterday.

He said the ministry was seeking to improve and tighten security protocols.

Dr Ahmad Zahid said the ministry viewed the incident, where two Iranians boarded MH370 using stolen passports, very seriously.

“The police have begun investigations into the matter,” he added.

Iranians Pouri Nour Mohammad Merhdad, 19, and Delavar Seyed Mohammad Erza, 29, raised a global stir when they reportedly flew here from Doha using Iranian passports and then switched to stolen Austrian and Italian passports to board the Malaysia Airlines flight to Beijing on March 8.

Initial investigations showed that Pouri Nour had planned to go to Germany to seek asylum and reunite with his mother in Frankfurt.

The passports held by Pouri Nour and Delavar were reported stolen in Thailand.


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