05 Jun '11, 3am

Chaos at Causeway: The security system was implemented just four days ago. Tourists took at least 90 minutes to

Chaos at Causeway: The security system was implemented just four days ago. Tourists took at least 90 minutes to

JOHOR BARU (Malaysia) - There was chaos at the Customs, Immigration and Quarantine (CIQ) checkpoint at the Sultan Iskandar Building (SIB) yesterday when the biometric fingerprint scanning system had problems coping with the huge number of tourists in light of the weekend and school holidays. The security system was implemented just four days ago. RELATED Malaysia starts fingerprinting visitors Tourists took at least 90 minutes to wait for Immigration clearance. The delay had forced many of them to change or scrap their holiday plans. There was a sea of people at the SIB's arrival hall and immigration clearance was reported to take as long as five minutes for each tourist. This is five times longer than the Immigration Department's target of one minute per tourist. A similar situation also occurred at the CIQ checkpoint in the Sultan Abu Bakar Complex (SABC) at the Second L...

Full article: http://www.asiaone.com/News/AsiaOne%2BNews/Malaysia/Story...

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  1. In the long week end, actually on April 31, 2011 Saturday it takes time for more than 2 hours between checkpoint of Spore and Malay, traffic jam along the causeway. Unfortunately the problem is from the flow in Immigration of Malay.

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