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DCA Officers Sent To Madagascar To Identify Debris - Liow
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September 05, 2017 16:22 PM
KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 5 (Bernama) -- Malaysia hasdispatched Department of Civil Aviation (DCA) officers to Madagascar to helpidentify a piece ofdebris which could be from the missing Malaysia Airlines FlightMH370, says Transport Minister Datuk Seri Liow Tiong Lai.

He said the standard operating procedures (SOP) in handlingthe debris involved either Malaysia sending its officers there orthedebris being transferredhere for identification.

But, he said that in view of the alleged assassinationlast month of Malaysian honororayconsul to Madagascar,Zahid Houseinaly Reza,who was helping in the recovery process of debris washed up on the island, relevant officers had been dispatched there.

"Instead of sending the debris here, we've sent our officers there,"he told reporters when queried on the matter after opening the World Maritime Day 2017 here today.

He also urged the public to refrain frommaking any speculation and let the police do their job.

The aircraft with239 people aboard vanishedon March 8, 2014 en routeto Beijing from Kuala Lumpur in what has been described asthe world's biggest aviation mystery.

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