After Malaysia Airlines plane crash, authorities talk of ramping up security

Written by PTI | Kuala Lumpur | Updated: Mar 10 2014, 00:09am hrs
Malaysia Airlines planeRelatives of passengers aboard a missing Malaysia Airlines plane are surrounded by journalists as they leave a hotel room for relatives or friends of passengers aboard the missing airplane. AP
Malaysia today said it will review the security protocols for air travellers at the airports after it was found that two passengers aboard the missing Malaysian Airlines flight may have boarded the plane using stolen passports.

Prime Minister Najib Tun Razak said that security protocols would be "enhanced" following the review if it was necessary to do so.

"We will review all security protocols and if needed we will enhance them if necessary, because we still do not know the cause of the incident," Najib told reporters here.

Najib said Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbot had offered two PC Orion aircraft to help in the search and rescue operation.

The Boeing 777-200 Flight MH370 carrying 227 passengers on board, including five Indians and one Indian-origin Canadian, and 12 crew members, went missing yesterday over the South China Sea en route to Beijing from Kuala Lumpur.

The mystery of the missing plane continued the second day today as a massive multinational search mission failed to locate the jet, even as investigators feared the worst and did not rule out the possibility of a terror link.