SALAM EVERYONE! Whatever happened to the CCTV at KLIA? After the armed robbery at our state of the art international airport some months ago, there were voices saying that the airport camera surveillance would be improved. Upgraded. Or replaced with something better and more reliable. The voices came from high places, and were heard loud and clear.
But I believe they were nothing more than just that - voices. I had my laptop nicked in broad daylight at around 7.15am upon returning from my Gaza trip. It happened on the Sunday of Feb 8 as I was unloading my luggage from the trolley into my car. A woman of about 45 or so spoke to me in a foreign language, prompting me to stop as I tried to comprehend what she was saying.
After about 10 or 15 seconds, she gestured with her hand as if to say "never mind" and walked into a waiting grey Kancil. She got into the passenger seat on the front while another man slid into the back seat. I believed the man nicked my laptop which I had placed on the back seat of my car whose door was ajar because there were still bags to be put in.
I duly lodged a police report (not that I expect the laptop to be found and returned) and went home. Later in the week I viewed the CCTV (courtesy of the airport management, thank you) and found the recording to be wanting. It didn't show much, except for a Kancil driving away. It could be any Kancil for that matter.
A blogger without a laptop is no good at all. I got friends in the KLIA office but I wonder if they are doing anything about their CCTV network. After the armed robbery, I would think that the priority would be to ensure safety and security of our airport, its services and the people using it.
It is now my believe that the CCTV installed there is best suited to screen cartoon shows for children and airport users including workers while the thieves go about their job merrily. What was it about first world infra and third world mentality?