Malaysia Airlines (MAS) announced that they will follow United States, Britain, European Union nations, Japan, South Korea, Hong Kong and the Philippines, in carrying out the recommendation by International Civil Aviation Organisation, to impose restriction limit on liquids for all international flights departing from Malaysia. This is announced by Department of Civil Aviation director-general.

They plan to use a transparent resealable plastic bag as the carrier for a maximum one-litre capacity. The transparent plastic bag must be taken along by the passenger and presented to security personnel at the security checkpoint for separate X-ray screening.

The
exemption is only given to those who were carrying infants with them. They would be able to bring baby formulae onboard.

The implementation date will be announced later. In the meantime, the relevant agencies such as Malaysia Airports Holdings Bhd, airlines and retail shops are getting ready for it. I will update again when it is implemented.

News are also covered by : Channel New Asia; ANTARA; and The Star

Update:
This rule has been implemented effective from today, 22 May 2007 for all international airport i.e. KLIA, LCCT, Penang, Kota Kinabalu and Kuching.

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