28 February 2017
Transport Minister Datuk Seri Liow Tiong Lai has assured Malaysians that airports in the country are safe following tight security.
"The airports are safe, and we will we will continue to strengthen our security," he told reporters after the launch of the Tun Tan Cheng Lock Centre for Social and Policy Studies at Universiti Tunku Abdul Rahman (Sungai Long Campus).
This follows the Feb 13 murder of Kim Jong-nam at Kuala Lumpur International Airport 2 (klia2).
The 45-year-old half brother of North Korean leader Kim Jong-un was killed at klia2 when two women swiped his face with a liquid.
The liquid has since been identified as the deadly nerve agent VX, a banned chemical weapon of mass destruction.
The airport was declared cleared of any trace of the VX nerve agent after a sweep by the Atomic Energy Licensing Board (AELB), the Fire and Rescue Department and police early Sunday.