Plane wreckage with the Malaysian Airlines colours painted on the side linking it to MH370 has reportedly been found in the Philippines.

The Star Online reports that police in Malaysia have asked their counterparts in the Philippines to investigate the claims.

Inspector-General of Police Tan Sri Khalid Abu Bakar said the claim was made by a 46-year-old man on behalf of a relative, who allegedly found the wreckage at Sugbay Island in Tawi Tawi.

Mr Khalid said: "There was no photograph to support the claim so we are relying on our counterpart to check."


In a police report, the man said the relative was hunting for birds when they spotted the wreckage.

It is also alleged they managed to get near the wreckage and found skeletal remains in the pilot's chair with the seat belt fastened.

Authorities have called on the public not to speculate on the claimed sighting until officials are able to carry out an investigation.

MH370 disappeared in March last year en route from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing with 239 passengers and crew on board, most of them China nationals.

A two-metre piece of wreckage from the plane was recently discovered washed up on Reunion Island.