17 April 2013
BEEFING UP SECURITY: They will be temporarily placed in KLIA to familiarise themselves with its operations
MALAYSIA Airports Holding Bhd (MAHB) has recruited and trained 504 auxiliary policemen.
Its chairman, Tan Sri Wan Abdul Aziz Wan Abdullah, said the new policemen would be tem porarily placed at the Kuala Lumpur Inter national Airport (KLIA) here to go through a preparation programme that would familiarise themselves with airport operations at the airport.
“Once the new low-cost airline hub, klia2, is ready and opened, these officers will be stationed there,” he said at the police officers?grad uation ceremony yesterday.
Wan Abdul Aziz said the safety and se curity of airports had always been the main priority with the increasing number of passengers annually.
“In line with the needs of the aviation in dustry which is becoming more challenging by day and the increasing needs from our consumers, we realise we havethe need for us to constantly improve the level of our services to meet their needs. With airports being the main entry points into the country, we have placed great importance on the security and safety of passengers. The recruitment of these officers will beef up the existing security measures.” he said.
Wan Abdul Aziz added that with the new recruits, MAHB was now one of the organisations in the country with the highest number of auxiliary policemen at 3,600 personnel.