KLIA security is of international standard, says DCA

SEPANG, Malaysia - There is no lax in Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) security as standards have always been met over the years, according to the said Department of Civil Aviation.

"There is no reason to question our security. We have always met the standards throughout the years," said its director-general Datuk Azharuddin Abdul Rahman, rubbishing suggestions that security was lax following reports two impostors with stolen passports boarded the missing Malaysia Airline MH370 flight.

Azharuddin insisted that KLIA security met the standards set by the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) and the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA).

He added he would discuss with relevant authorities whether to release the images of the two impostors captured on CCTV to the media.

Azharuddin explained that there was no time frame for the search and rescue operation.

"It took almost two years to recover the wreckage of the Air France Air Bus. We have intensified our operations involving many countries," he said.

He revealed that many rumoured sightings of supposed wreckage have been circulating, including that of a tail of an aircraft in Vietnam waters.

"We quickly dispatched boats to the location but we discovered that it was merely logs tied together that looked like a pontoon.

"We are following all possible leads as fast as possible. Speculation or unverified reports must not be believed, let alone spread," he said.

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