Kuala Lumpur, 27 September 2017: The Malaysian Association of Tour and Travel Agents (MATTA) President Datuk Tan Kok Liang welcomes the statement made by Deputy Prime Minister of Malaysia, Datuk Seri Dr. Ahmad Zahid Hamidi at Beijing that Malaysia will be acquiring high-tech scanning machines capable of detecting drugs and weapons hidden in containers and vehicles.
Tan said, “Apart from enhancing security and curb smuggling, visitors too would have a more pleasant experience entering or exiting our border checkpoints, such as at airports where security cannot be compromised.”
“We should not have manual pat-downs, as those who have travelled all over the world without being frisked are particularly annoyed when groped by security officers. Highly effective scanners would deter those with ill intentions and also indirectly provide passengers travelling through international airports in Malaysia to enjoy the feel-good factor, knowing full well that security is top-notch.”
“State-of-the-art equipment manned by ever vigilant security officers will certainly boost our country’s capabilities in combating transnational crime and countering terrorism, creating a safe and secure environment for our economy and tourism to thrive and prosper”, concluded Tan.
MATTA is optimistic that this measure will further increase tourist arrivals and contribute to the growth of tourism in Malaysia.
DATUK TAN KOK LIANG