MAHB lodges police report over KLIA systems disruption

The orderly queues at KLIA today, unlike the chaos during the systems disruption last week. (Bernama pic)

SEPANG: Malaysia Airports Holdings Bhd has lodged a police report over the recent systems disruption at Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA).

KLIA district police chief Zulkifli Adamsah confirmed receiving the report, lodged by the senior manager of MAHB’s Information Technology Division.

He said the investigation will be carried out under Section 427 of the Penal Code for mischief, which can be punished with imprisonment not less than one year and not more than five years, or with a fine, or both, upon conviction.

Zulkifli said no evidence was submitted with the police report.

In a statement yesterday, MAHB CEO Raja Azmi Raja Nazuddin said he did not rule out the possibility that the network failure at KLIA was caused by an act of malicious intent.

Last Friday, the airport operator had also said that it had identified network failure as the cause of the systems disruption, which resulted in flight delays, long queues and frustrated travellers, and had taken steps to replace the network equipment.

The systems disruption had affected key functions such as WiFi connection, flight information display system, check-in counters and the baggage handling system.