SEPANG: Dewan Negara president Tan Sri S. A. Vigneswaran has been told to apologise for allegedly breaching security protocols and violating dress code while using the VIP lane at the Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA).
The incident took place on Nov 14 at 10.14pm when the MIC president was stopped by officers stationed at the VIP lanes for not adhering to proper dress code.
He was wearing sandals at the time.
Based on a CCTV recording released by authorities, Vigneswaran did not stop and proceeded to go downstairs to the VIP lobby area.
Transport Minister Anthony Loke said that not only had Vigneswaran violated the dress code but he had encroached into a security area without going through proper security check.
"It is encroachment of security area and he had entered without a security pass," he told a press conference here on Saturday (Nov 17).
Loke also showed a CCTV footage of the incident at the press conference.
Loke said that he had exposed the incident due to transparency and stressed that it had nothing to do with Vigneswaran being a representative from the Opposition.
"This is for public information and I want to send a strong statement that everybody including VIPs and ministers, or top leaders must follow all the rules and regulations.
"Those who want to enter (VIP lanes) must have a tag. Without a tag, how can the security personnel know whether you are authorised or not.
"Nobody is excluded from going through a proper security check," he said.
In an immediate response, Vigneswaran denied breaching any security protocols.
He said he will hold a press conference to address the matter.
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