No passenger from Japan quarantined so far

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia - No passenger entering the country from quake-hit Japan has been quarantined since the Atomic Energy Licensing Board (AELB) began monitoring radiation levels at airports last Sunday.

AELB technical division director Mohd Yasin Sudin said there were also no complaints of radiation sickness or poisoning from Malaysians or other passengers from flights coming in from Japan.

Monitoring operations were initiated at Kuala Lumpur International Airport and the low-cost carrier terminal amid fears of a radioactive leak at Fukushimi Daiichi nuclear plant.

AELB officers also began scanning passengers and baggage on flights from Japan at Kota Kinabalu airport yesterday.

-New Straits Times