A team from the Department of Civil Aviation has been sent to inspect the piece of metal.
The towfish and 4,500 metres of cable are now resting on the sea floor
The debris "could have been under the sea for no more than a year, judging from barnacles on it."
The Malaysian transport ministry is in contact with Thai authorities to verify the debris, a ministry spokesman said.
Investigators are now focusing on the southern end of a refined 100,000-square-kilometer (39,000-square-mile) search...
"The total number of high-energy objects (to hit the plane) was well over 800."
"Flight MH17 crashed as a result of the detonation of a warhead outside the airplane against the left-hand side of the...
It will hold an "experiment" that entailed detonating a missile next to a plane
Most families have refused to accept the Malaysian verdict, and are awaiting a more definite and conclusive analysis
Prosecutors said they would enlist the help of weapons and forensics experts to establish the origins of the parts.
Official says it is "highly premature to speculate on whether this debris is in any way connected to MH370."
The flight, with 239 people on board, vanished en route from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing on March 8, 2014
"The government of Malaysia is committed to do everything within our means to find out the truth of what happened,"...