23 March 2014
Security experts told The Sunday Times that the disappearance of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 has exposed serious security gaps and loopholes in the international aviation system that must be plugged.
A big question, they said, was whether Malaysia alerted its neighbours when the jetliner vanished so that they could take precautions to protect themselves.
If the flight was hijacked, they said, many others in the region – including Singapore – might have been at risk of a terror attack.
Airport and aviation protocols must be revamped after what one expert described as a “turning point in aviation security”.
… Agreeing with Bergerbest-Eilon’s views, counter-terrorism expert Rohan Gunaratna from the S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies (RSIS) called MH370 a “turning point in aviation security and a catalyst that will force governments in Asia to enhance aviation security”.
GPO / ICPVTR / RSIS / Online
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