Kuala Lumpur International Airport's security meets strict international standards, a Malaysian official said on Monday amid reports of security lapses at the airport.
Pressed for answers on how two men with Asian features could have boarded the ill-fated Malaysia Airlines MH370 with European passports, Department of Civil Aviation director general Azharuddin Abdul Rahman said he was waiting for a report by security investigators on this matter.
Azharuddin declined to comment on whether there is heightened security in Malaysia's airport but maintained that security had been strict.
"We have a national civil aviation security programme we have to comply with. As DCA, we have done our audits on KLIA, following standards by transport security administration of the US and Australia," said Mr Azharuddin.