Malaysia not to impose racial profiling as security measure
Kuala Lumpur: Malaysia will not impose racial profiling as part of airport security measures as it believes that current steps are adequate to prevent the entry of drug traffickers and terrorists.
Deputy Transport Minister Jelaing Mersat said that airport security staff routinely scrutinised those entering the country to identify those who could be bringing in drugs and others who could be members of the militant outfits like Jemaah Islamiyah and al Qaeda.
"We don`t carry out strict profiling as it is unnecessary and can cause embarrassment to genuine visitors," he was quoted as saying by local media.
Jelaing said the ministry and Malaysia Airports Holdings Bhd had brought in volunteers from the public to help at the Bario and Long Banga airports since April 01.
Several drug traffickers have been caught in recent months by Malaysian authorities flying in from India, Iran and some African nations.
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