KUALA LUMPUR, April 3 – The media centre operations for the missing Malaysia Airlines (MAS) Flight MH370 at the Putra World Trade Centre (PWTC), here, will be closed effective next Tuesday, April 8. According to the Transport Ministry’s statement, the last day of operations for the media centre is on April 7 (Monday). The statement said the decision to cease operations of the media centre was agreed upon during the Technical Task Force Meeting on Thursday. “All press statements (if there are any) from April 8 onwards will be emailed directly to the media via the email addresses which have been provided to the media centre.
“In any occasion if there is a need for a press conference, the media will be invited with due notice,” the statement said. The daily media conference has been held at PWTC since March 23 after the media centre at Sama-Sama Hotel near the KL International Airport (KLIA) in Sepang closed due to commitment accorded to the guests who came in for the Formula 1 Grand Prix, last week. The media centre was opened by the Transport Ministry since the first day the MAS Flight MH370 went missing en route to Beijing from Kuala Lumpur on March 8. Some 48 local media and over 100 foreign media representatives were covering the search and rescue operations for MH370.