Sabah police have confirmed they received a report on Saturday of an aircraft wreckage that was found on a southern Philippine island.

Sabah police chief, Datuk Jalaludin Abdul Rahman in a statement released late Saturday, confirmed receiving the report and said investigations will be carried out.

The report was lodged at the Sandakan police station by Jamil Omar on Friday.

According to Jalaludin, Jamil claimed his aunt Siti Kayam had stumbled upon the aircraft wreckage on Sugbay Island, Tawi-Tawi.

“Jamil claimed his aunt had entered the aircraft wreckage which had many human skeletons and bones. She also found a Malaysian flag measuring 70 inches long and 35 inches wide,” he said.

He said, the Special Branch will record a statement from Jamil to obtain more information regarding the find.

Jalaludin however stressed, the information received has yet to be verified.


Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak and the French-led investigation team previously have confirmed that an aircraft wreckage known as ‘flaperon’ which was found on Reunion Island belonged to MH370 which went missing on March 8, 2014.

The aircraft, carrying 239 passengers and crew members, was on its way to Beijing from Kuala Lumpur.