Security at KLIA to be reviewed after shooting, says CID director


SEPANG: Security measures at the Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) Terminal 1 will be reviewed after a bodyguard was shot in the stomach on Sunday (April 14) morning.

Bukit Aman Criminal Investigation Department (CID) director Comm Datuk Seri Mohd Shuhaily Mohd Zain said one of the reasons he decided to come to the airport was to meet with airport officials about security.

"This is not the first time an untoward incident has occurred at an airport here.

"That said, security measures will be studied thoroughly and comprehensively," he said.

When asked about safety concerns at the airport, Comm Mohd Shuhaily said this was not a random attack.

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"It is a clear-cut incident with a specific target and was a personal vendetta.

"People should not be worried about security at airports at this moment," he said.

It was reported that a murder attempt at KLIA left a bodyguard severely injured.

Selangor police chief Comm Datuk Hussein Omar Khan said the shooting occurred at around 1.30am inside the arrival hall.

A man fired two shots, one of which hit the victim, who works as a personal bodyguard.

The suspect then fled the scene.

Follow-up investigations indicated that the suspect had intended to shoot his wife, who was waiting for the arrival of an umrah group.

The case is being investigated as attempted murder under section 307 of the Penal Code and section 8 of the Arms Act 1960.

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