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Debris found near the site where MH370 was last seen is not from the aircraft parts, clarifies Department of Civil Aviation Director-General Datuk Azharuddin Abdul Rahman. — Picture by Mohd Yusof Mat IsaDebris found near the site where MH370 was last seen is not from the aircraft parts, clarifies Department of Civil Aviation Director-General Datuk Azharuddin Abdul Rahman. — Picture by Mohd Yusof Mat IsaSEPANG, March 9 ― Debris reportedly found by the Singaporean and Vietnamese authorities near the site where MH370 was last seen did not come from the aircraft, Department of Civil Aviation director-general Datuk Azharuddin Abdul Rahman clarified today.

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  • Family members of those onboard the missing Malaysia Airlines flight read the Quran inside a car outside the hotel where they are staying in Putrajaya March 9, 2014. — Reuters pic

  • A spokesman (centre) of Malaysia Airlines is surrounded by journalists as he gives a briefing about Malaysia Airlines flight MH370, at a hotel in Beijing March 9, 2014. — Reuters pic

  • Family members of those onboard the missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 cry at a hotel in Putrajaya March 9, 2014. — Reuters pic

  • Arni Marlina, 36, a family member of a passenger onboard the missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370, shows a family picture on her mobile phone, at a hotel in Putrajaya March 9, 2014. — Reuters pic

  • Malaysia’s former prime minister Tun Abdullah Ahmad Badawi takes part in multi-religion mass prayers for the passengers of Malaysian Airlines flight MH370 at Kuala Lumpur International Airport in Sepang March 9, 2014. — Reuters pic

  • Volunteer rescue workers and religious organisations pray during multi-religion mass prayers for the passengers of Malaysian Airlines flight MH370 at Kuala Lumpur International Airport in Sepang March 9, 2014. — Reuters pic

  • Rescue workers from a Buddhist organisation pray during multi-religion mass prayers for the passengers of Malaysian Airlines flight MH370 at Kuala Lumpur International Airport in Sepang March 9, 2014. — Reuters pic

  • Datin Seri Paduka Rosmah Mansor, wife of Malaysian Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak, cries with family members of passengers on the missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370, at a hotel in Putrajaya March 9, 2014. — Reuters pic

  • A woman sleeps as Buddhist monks on stage pray during multi-religion mass prayers for the passengers of Malaysian Airlines flight MH370 at Kuala Lumpur International Airport in Sepang March 9, 2014. ― Reuters pic

  • An upset relative of a passenger of the missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 approaches an official at a hotel in Putrajaya March 9, 2014. — Reuters pic

  • A member of the Chinese navy stands next to Chinese navy warship "Jinggangshan" as it prepares to leave for the search and rescue operations of the missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370, at a port in Zhanjiang, Guangdong province early March 9, 2014. — Reuters pic

  • Vietnamese Air Force officers sit in the cockpit of a search and rescue aircraft as they fly over the search area for a missing Malaysia Airlines plane, 250 km fromVietnam and 190 km from Malaysia, March 9, 2014. — Reuters pic

  • Malaysia Airlines representatives speak at a news conference about information on Malaysia Airlines flight MH370, at a hotel in Beijing March 9, 2014. — Reuters pic

  • Malaysia Airlines Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Ahmad Jauhari Yahya listens at a news conference at a hotel near Kuala Lumpur International Airport in Sepang March 9, 2014. — Reuters pic

  • DAP's Lim Kit Siang visits the relatives of the passengers onboard Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 at Everly Hotel, Putrajaya, March 9, 2014. ― Picture by Saw Siow Feng

  • Datuk Seri Hishamuddin Hussein talks to the relatives of the passengers onboard Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 at Everly Hotel, Putrajaya, March 9, 2014. ― Picture by Saw Siow Feng

  • PKR president Datuk Seri Wan Azizah Wan Ismail (left) and her daughter Nurul Izzah Anwar (second from left) arrives at Everly Hotel, Putrajaya, March 9,2014. ― Picture by Saw Siow Feng

  • A passenger (right) looks at police officers (left) and paramilitary policemen on duty at the Beijing Capital International Airport after Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 went missing, in Beijing, March 9, 2014. — Reuters pic

  • China's largest patrol vessel in the South China Sea ‘Haixun 31’ (centre) is seen at a port before leaving for search and rescue operations for the missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370, in Sanya, Hainan province, March 9, 2014. — Reuters pic

  • A customs officer checks the travel documents and passports of passengers at Kuala Lumpur International Airport in Sepang March 9, 2014. — Reuters pic

  • A relative (left) of a passenger of Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 is escorted by a caregiver from Malaysia Airlines as they walk in a corridor at a hotel in Beijing, March 9, 2014. — Reuters pic

“Yes, they have found debris but that's not from the aircraft parts,” he told reporters at the last press conference of the day at Sama Sama Hotel here.

He added that while there has been “confirmed reports” of some oil spills, he said its source has yet to be verified.

Earlier today, Datuk Seri Hishammuddin Hussein confirmed that an oil slick was found in Vietnam waters where the missing Malaysia Airlines plane was last located, but added that no debris had been sighted yet.

It has been almost two days since the plane last communicated with the Subang Air Traffic Control, and many continue to speculate the plane has crashed in the Gulf of Thailand, some 250km south of Vietnam.

The last coordinates where the aircraft was last heard from at 1.30am yesterday morning puts it somewhere 120 nautical miles off Kota Baru.

In the Gallery


  • Family members of those onboard the missing Malaysia Airlines flight read the Quran inside a car outside the hotel where they are staying in Putrajaya March 9, 2014. — Reuters pic

  • A spokesman (centre) of Malaysia Airlines is surrounded by journalists as he gives a briefing about Malaysia Airlines flight MH370, at a hotel in Beijing March 9, 2014. — Reuters pic

  • Family members of those onboard the missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 cry at a hotel in Putrajaya March 9, 2014. — Reuters pic

  • Arni Marlina, 36, a family member of a passenger onboard the missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370, shows a family picture on her mobile phone, at a hotel in Putrajaya March 9, 2014. — Reuters pic

  • Malaysia’s former prime minister Tun Abdullah Ahmad Badawi takes part in multi-religion mass prayers for the passengers of Malaysian Airlines flight MH370 at Kuala Lumpur International Airport in Sepang March 9, 2014. — Reuters pic

  • Volunteer rescue workers and religious organisations pray during multi-religion mass prayers for the passengers of Malaysian Airlines flight MH370 at Kuala Lumpur International Airport in Sepang March 9, 2014. — Reuters pic

  • Rescue workers from a Buddhist organisation pray during multi-religion mass prayers for the passengers of Malaysian Airlines flight MH370 at Kuala Lumpur International Airport in Sepang March 9, 2014. — Reuters pic

  • Datin Seri Paduka Rosmah Mansor, wife of Malaysian Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak, cries with family members of passengers on the missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370, at a hotel in Putrajaya March 9, 2014. — Reuters pic

  • A woman sleeps as Buddhist monks on stage pray during multi-religion mass prayers for the passengers of Malaysian Airlines flight MH370 at Kuala Lumpur International Airport in Sepang March 9, 2014. ― Reuters pic

  • An upset relative of a passenger of the missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 approaches an official at a hotel in Putrajaya March 9, 2014. — Reuters pic

  • A member of the Chinese navy stands next to Chinese navy warship "Jinggangshan" as it prepares to leave for the search and rescue operations of the missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370, at a port in Zhanjiang, Guangdong province early March 9, 2014. — Reuters pic

  • Vietnamese Air Force officers sit in the cockpit of a search and rescue aircraft as they fly over the search area for a missing Malaysia Airlines plane, 250 km fromVietnam and 190 km from Malaysia, March 9, 2014. — Reuters pic

  • Malaysia Airlines representatives speak at a news conference about information on Malaysia Airlines flight MH370, at a hotel in Beijing March 9, 2014. — Reuters pic

  • Malaysia Airlines Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Ahmad Jauhari Yahya listens at a news conference at a hotel near Kuala Lumpur International Airport in Sepang March 9, 2014. — Reuters pic

  • DAP's Lim Kit Siang visits the relatives of the passengers onboard Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 at Everly Hotel, Putrajaya, March 9, 2014. ― Picture by Saw Siow Feng

  • Datuk Seri Hishamuddin Hussein talks to the relatives of the passengers onboard Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 at Everly Hotel, Putrajaya, March 9, 2014. ― Picture by Saw Siow Feng

  • PKR president Datuk Seri Wan Azizah Wan Ismail (left) and her daughter Nurul Izzah Anwar (second from left) arrives at Everly Hotel, Putrajaya, March 9,2014. ― Picture by Saw Siow Feng

  • A passenger (right) looks at police officers (left) and paramilitary policemen on duty at the Beijing Capital International Airport after Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 went missing, in Beijing, March 9, 2014. — Reuters pic

  • China's largest patrol vessel in the South China Sea ‘Haixun 31’ (centre) is seen at a port before leaving for search and rescue operations for the missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370, in Sanya, Hainan province, March 9, 2014. — Reuters pic

  • A customs officer checks the travel documents and passports of passengers at Kuala Lumpur International Airport in Sepang March 9, 2014. — Reuters pic

  • A relative (left) of a passenger of Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 is escorted by a caregiver from Malaysia Airlines as they walk in a corridor at a hotel in Beijing, March 9, 2014. — Reuters pic

The Beijing-bound aircraft was carrying 239 passengers onboard, including 12 crew members and two infants.

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