KUALA LUMPUR, 20 April 2009: The Malaysian Islamic Development Department (Jakim) will set up a television station with programmes that will not only appeal to Muslims but also non-Muslims.
Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department Maj Gen (R) Datuk Jamil Khir Baharom said the station tentatively called TV Jakim would allow Malaysians to see things from a different perspective.
“TV Jakim will offer entertainment programmes, talk shows and documentaries. We hope it will appeal not only to Muslims but also non-Muslims,” he said after visiting the Malaysian Islamic Economic Development Foundation (YPEIM) here today.
He said Jakim officials were in discussion with the technical committee on issues including the licence adding TV Jakim would operate from its own studio.
Jakim was reported to have earmarked July for the station’s launch.
On his meeting with the Malay rulers aimed at standardising Islamic laws next month, Jamil said it was still in progress. — Bernama