TRANSPORT Minister Datuk Seri Liow Tiong Lai has rubbished claims that missing Flight MH370 was found north of Mauritius.
Liow said Malaysian authorities and the Australian Transport and Safety Bureau had identified the search area to be near Australian waters.
“It’s not in Mauritius or Africa. That is why our search mission is still ongoing.
“We hope we can find the plane wreckage in the 25,000sq km search area we identified. The claims mentioned on Facebook are not true at all,” he said to reporters in Parliament.
On Saturday, Australian mechanical engineer Peter McMahon claimed to have found Flight MH370 after going through images from Nasa and Google Maps.
He alleged that the plane wreckage, riddled with bullet holes, was resting in waters near Round Island, 16km north of Mauritius.
Liow said the claims had been investigated and dismissed by the Civil Aviation Authority of Malaysia.
“The public shouldn’t believe fake news.
“Most importantly, get the latest updates on the matter through our apps or website,” he said.
The ill-fated Flight MH370 went missing on March 8, 2014, while en route from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing with 239 passengers and crew members onboard.
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