KUALA LUMPUR: Any debris which is suspected to come from a Boeing 777 aircraft will be sent to Australia for verification, says Transport Minister Datuk Seri Liow Tiong Lai (pic).
“The procedure is the same, regardless where the debris is found. If they are parts from a Boeing 777 aircraft, they will be sent to Australia for verification,” Liow told reporters after officiating SJK(C) Wangsa Maju’s one-year anniversary on Thursday.
He was referring to reports of new-found debris in Mauritius, believed to originate from the missing Malaysia Airlines MH370 flight.
With more debris coming to light, Liow said it would help the investigators to find out what caused the plane’s disappearance.
“We need more information to find out what happened to the plane. We want to get to the root of the problem,” he said.
He added that this was why the search for the plane’s wreckage continued.
When asked if the search would be called off once the 120 sq km combing of the South Indian Ocean is complete, Liow said the ministry will be guided by the experts’ group leading the investigation.
“Right now there is no decision. It will be made at the tripartite meeting,” he said.