Air travel security shortcomings linger and are highlighted by the stolen passports that were used to board a Malaysian Airlines plane that went missing days ago, experts say. Interpol said its database has recorded more than 40 million missing passports since its creation in 2002, but is rarely cross-referenced by air travel security agencies across the globe. "It should be mandatory for governments to input all lost and stolen passports and it should also become mandatory for all immigration and security agencies to screen all passengers against it," said Rohan Gunaratna, head of the S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies' International Centre for Political Violence and Terrorism Research in Singapore.

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