Kuala Lumpur International Airport - updates

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Frustrated Malaysian police release North Korean suspect

Mar 03, 2017 - 11:13 AM

3rd UPDATE The North Korean was deported Friday night a government official who asked not to be named confirms

RELEASED. North Korean national Ri Jong Chol (C) is escorted with a heavy police presence as he leaves the Sepang police headquaters in Sepang on March 3, 2017. Photo by Mohd Rasfan/AFP

Kim Jong-Nam suffered painful death within minutes of attack – Malaysia minister

Feb 26, 2017 - 9:26 PM

The estranged half brother of the North Korean leader would have suffered a very painful death as his major organs shut down Malaysia s health minister says

Passengers look on as Malaysia's Hazmat team cordon off an area inside the departures terminal for a decontamination operation at the Kuala Lumpur International Airport 2 (KLIA 2) in Sepang early February 26, 2017.  Manan Vatsyayana/AFP

Kim killing: KL airport 'safe' as suspects say they were tricked

Feb 26, 2017 - 8:41 AM

UPDATED The scene of the brazen February 13 killing of the North Korean leader s half brother is swept by civil defense personnel in hazmat suits overnight

Members of Malaysia's Hazmat team conduct a decontamination operation at the departures terminal of the Kuala Lumpur International Airport 2 (KLIA 2) in Sepang on February 25, 2017. Manan Vatsyayana/AFP

Malaysia makes arrests in immigration department scandal

Jun 09, 2016 - 8:52 PM

Authorities sack 15 immigration officers and suspend 14 others over security breaches which allow criminal syndicates to manipulate systems that track entry and exit

MALAYSIAN IMMIGRATION. A picture made available on 01 June 2016 show people waiting for immigration proceedings at Kuala Lumpur International Airport 2 in Sepang, outside Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 28 May 2016. Photo by Puc Neal/EPA

Malaysia's new airport 'sinking' says AirAsia

Jul 27, 2015 - 5:57 PM

Since opening last year KLIA2 has been riddled with controversy with cracks reportedly forming on the taxiway and faulty design leading to water pools on its grounds

In this file photo, Air Asia aircraft are parked at Kuala Lumpur International Airport 2 terminal (KLIA 2) in Sepang, outside Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, June 24 2014. Ahmad Yusni/EPA

Malaysia to open new budget airport in MH370 shadow

Apr 30, 2014 - 1:30 PM

The new Kuala Lumpur International Airport 2 budget terminal will begin operations May 2 with an initial 56 flights

Malaysia Airlines jet in emergency landing after tire bursts

Apr 21, 2014 - 9:52 AM

The airline says tire debris discovered on the runway had led to the decision to bring the Boeing 737 800 aircraft back