Debris found in Maldives not from MH370, says Malaysian transport minister

Malaysia's Transport Minister Liow Tiong Lai speaks during a short press conference on an update for Malaysia Airlines ill-fated flights MH370 and MH17, in Shah Alam, on the outskirts of Kuala Lumpur on August 12, 2015.

KUALA LUMPUR - Most of the debris found in the Maldives is not from MH370, says Datuk Seri Liow Tiong Lai.

Speaking to reporters at Wisma MCA Friday), the Transport Minister said this came from the Malaysian investigation team currently there.

"My team has witnessed the debris and most of them are negative. They are not related to MH370 and not even plane material," he said.

If any of the remaining debris is believed to originate from MH370, Liow said it would be handed over to the investigation team.