Security at KL Sentral train station to be beefed up to prevent ISIS attack: Malaysia transport minister

Security personnel at KL Sentral.
Security personnel at KL Sentral.PHOTO: THE STAR / ASIA NEWS NETWORK

PUTRAJAYA (The Star/Asia News Network) - Security at KL Sentral railway station will be stepped up to similar levels at the Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) to safeguard against an extremist attack, Transport Minister Liow Tiong Lai said on Wednesday (July 6).

All passengers and bags destined for KLIA from KL Sentral will be subjected to security checks, said Datuk Seri Liow at the Prime Minister's official residence, where he attended a Hari Raya Puasa open house event.

More closed-circuit television cameras (CCTV) and screening machines will also be installed at KL Sentral, he said.

Mr Liow said he had also instructed for security measures to be increased at all airports and train stations.

"We are on high alert," he said.

While the security level at the gateways was now at "amber", Mr Liow urged the public not to panic.

 

He said they were getting good cooperation from the police which had deployed more personnel to patrols at airports.

Liow said police had detected many Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) sympathisers who posed no threat so long they had not been radicalised.

But, he added, police need to act fast against radicals before they could carry out a terrorist attack.

He urged the public to channel any information they had on ISIS to the police.

Liow said his Malaysian Chinese Association party fully supported the police in fighting the ISIS threat.