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ASEAN LANES AT KUALA LUMPURA AIRPORTS HELP CREATE NEW IDENTITY

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KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia -  In conjunction with Malaysia’s assumption of the chairmanship of Asean next year, the Immigration Department has introduced special lanes for passport holders of member countries at the Kuala Lumpur International Airport and KLIA2.
The setting up of the Asean lane at the airports is aimed at driving into the creation of an Asean identity and community in the region, Philippine Ambassador to Malaysia, J. Eduardo Malaya said.
He said Manila was happy with the establishment of Asean lanes at KL International Airport and KL International Airport 2 (KLIA2).
Therefore, he suggested that all Asean countries set up Asean lanes in their respective international airports.
“We are happy to see Asean lanes at Malaysia's airports. We hope to see more Asean lanes operating in Asean countries in the near future as this is part of efforts to create the Asean identity and community.
“The earlier we have Asean lanes, the better as it will facilitate business travel and promote intra-Asean trade,” he said in an interview.
Malaysia, as the Asean chair this year, has set up five Asean Lanes –two at the international departure hall and three at the international arrival hall at KLIA.
At KLIA2, the international departure and arrival halls have two such lanes each for travellers from Asean countries.
The Asean Lane will facilitate easy access for visitors from member countries to the immigration check-in and check-out counters.


Source: The Star
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