2 new pieces of debris found in Maldives, experts to see if they're from MH370: Malaysian minister

Malaysian Transport Minister Liow Tiong Lai has revealed the discovery of two pieces of debris in Maldives that could be linked to the missing MH370.
Malaysian Transport Minister Liow Tiong Lai has revealed the discovery of two pieces of debris in Maldives that could be linked to the missing MH370.PHOTO: AFP

KUALA LUMPUR (THE STAR/ASIA NEWS NETWORK) - Two new pieces of debris have been found in the Maldives, and experts will determine if they are linked to missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370, said Malaysian Transport Minister Liow Tiong Lai.

He said one was a "honeycomb material" while the other had a flat surface.

"It is very small, about the size of your hand," he said when asked to explain the new finding on Sunday.

Daturk Seri Liow said the debris were discovered two days ago and would be brought to Malaysia for analysis.

Flight MH370, with 227 passengers and 12 crew members, left KL International Airport on March 8, and disappeared from radar about an hour later. It was to have arrived in Beijing at 6.30am on the same day.

The Boeing 777 aircraft has yet to be found even after an exhaustive search in the southern Indian Ocean where it is believed to have gone down after veering off course.