In the March 10th post for this blog, I addressed the widespread failure of INTERPOL member countries to make use of INTERPOL’s stolen passport database, and anticipated that Malaysia would seek to improve its efforts to detect lost and stolen passports among travellers.

This past Friday, the Canadian Press reported here that a Malaysian airline will begin utilizing INTERPOL’s lost and stolen passport database in the next several weeks.  While the Malaysian government has not yet officially announced plans to follow suit, in light of the country’s public embarrassment over the handling of missing flight MH370, a failure to implement such a plan would seem reckless in the extreme.

As always, thoughts and comments are welcomed.