IPOH, 20 April 2009: Deputy Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department Datuk T Murugiah has called on Radio Televisyen Malaysia (RTM) to review its plan to broadcast the Tamil news over TV2 at 6pm, starting today.
He said RTM should study the plan thoroughly as the decision would affect most of its Indian Malaysian viewers.
“Indian [Malaysian] viewers who contacted me, said they wanted RTM to maintain the Tamil news schedule (over TV1 at 7.30pm) as most of their working hours in Kuala Lumpur end at 5pm.
“Thus, they will not be able to catch the 6pm news as they would be on their way home from their work place at the time,” added Murugiah.
He said he would meet up with Information, Communication and Culture Minister Datuk Seri Rais Yatim and ask him to review the matter, in the interest of Indian Malaysians.
Murugiah was speaking to reporters after officiating VKA Education Seminar at Sekolah Menengah Kebangsaan (SMK) Seri Ipoh today. — Bernama