MATTA Urges MAHB To Adopt High-tech Surveillance System At Airports

KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 22 (Bernama) -- The Malaysian Association of Tour and Travel Agents (MATTA) has called on Malaysia Airport Holdings Bhd (MAHB) to adopt the high-technology ThruVis surveillance system without delay.

In a statement today, its President, Datuk Hamzah Rahmat, said MAHB must be quick to embrace the new technology and always remained ahead of those trying to breach security.

"The cost of adopting cutting-edge technology might be high but the price would be higher for any serious lapse of security.

"MAHB will recoup its investment from the larger number of airport users, and the tourism industry will continue to flourish in a safe and secure environment," he said.

Hamzah said that in doing so, Malaysia would be elevated from one using a Third World airport security system to match those found in world's leading airports.

ThruVis, which is currently adopted by 15 countries, including the US, is a highly-sensitive surveillance equipment developed in the UK.

It is said to be able to detect anyone who wears a bomb vest or carry a concealed weapon from a distance with a 100 per cent success rate.