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Male and Female Segregation in Queuing in KLIA for Boarding

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Updated [2/7/2017]: 

PUTRAJAYA: Malaysia Airports Holdings Berhad (MAHB) has never implemented, as a policy, any segregation between male and female passengers during the security screening process.  

In a statement on its Facebook account on Sunday, MAHB said that the situation highlighted by blogger nicootan on June 29, had occurred from time to time, on an isolated basis as a matter of expediency.  

This follows when there were insufficient number of female aviation security officers on certain shifts.  

Male and Female Segregation in Queuing in KLIA for Boarding

Male and female segregation in queuing in KLIA for boarding? Is this a new rule in KLIA (Kuala Lumpur International Airport) Malaysia? Well here is how it started.

Two days ago, our friend and fellow travel blogger Nicole Tan had an unpleasant experience in KLIA while traveling to Bangkok.

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Picture from Nicole Tan at http://nicolekiss.blogspot.my/2017/06/klia-implementing-male-and-female.html. Click to read her story.

She wrote this on her Facebook with the picture, ‘You’re kidding me. Women and men split into separate lines to get into the boarding gate, just like in the middle east, only that this is in KLIA, Malaysia.’

After her ordeal, she posted the whole incident on her blogpost and you can read  HERE.

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With Nicole Tan traveling in Indonesia last year.

Nobody knows what is the main reason for this male and female segregation during boarding in KLIA. We travelled in both KLIA and KLIA2 for quite often and we never encountered this before.

Is this a new rule in KLIA and male and female need to queue during boarding?

There are still no official words and announcements by KLIA or MAHB (Malaysia Airports Holdings Berhad) about this issue yet. So maybe we should wait for official words from them for this issue.

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Denied entry into KLIA custom area because I was wearing a cute pink short pants.

This unprecedent incident is similar to my own experience two years ago. I was denied entry to reclaim my baggage in KLIA after I forgotten to collect as I was wearing a cute pink short pants. You can read my experience HERE.

MAHB then released a statement and apologised on that incident and you can read it HERE.

We are not sure whether this is the same thing happening again but let’s wait for the official words from MAHB.


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