KUALA LUMPUR — August 10, 2015: Malaysia will send a team to the Maldives to inspect debris found there that might be from Malaysia Airlines’ missing MH370.
Transport Minister Datuk Seri Liow Tiong Lai however cautioned that it would be highly premature to speculate at this juncture if the debris was in any way connected to the Malaysia Airlines plane.
“Malaysia has been officially notified by the Maldives Civil Aviation Authority pertaining to debris that has been found. At this juncture, no
verification of the debris has taken place.
“We will be despatching a team to Maldives to view the debris as well as to conduct preliminary verification,” Liow said in a statement today.
He urged all parties not to speculate as it would only cause unnecessary stress to the next-of-kin of the 239 passengers and crew of the jetliner which
disappeared from radar on March 8 last year en route from here to Beijing.
On August 6, Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak announced that a flaperon found on the Reunion Island was from MH370.
It was reported that a maintenance record seal on the flaperon was conclusive proof the part was from the plane which investigators said ended in
the southern Indian Ocean. — Bernama