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KUALA TERENGGANU, July 26 (Bernama) -- The "Syahadah" documentary over Radio

Television Malaysia (RTM), which is set for the seventh season this Ramadan,

recorded more than 500,000 viewers daily last season.

Director-General of Broadcasting Datuk Norhyati Ismail said buoyed by a huge

ratings success last season, the RTM would continue the Malay version on TV1 and

the English version on TV2.

"Almost 600,000 viewers watched the series before the breaking of fast last

season while the repeat broadcast during sahur (meal before dawn) attracted

about 500,000 viewers.

"The continuation of the series is consistent RTM''s role in disseminating

information and educating the public.

"The dual language documentary was also bought by several Arab countries,

Brunei and Singapore," he said at the launch of "Ihya ''Ramadan" and the

"Syahadah" documentary by Terengganu Menteri Besar Datuk Seri Ahmad said here

today.

-- LAGI

RTM-SYAHADAH 2 KUALA TERENGGANU

Speaking to reporters, Ahmad said Terengganu Foundation sponsored the

documentary programme for the third season and would continue to support it.

The seventh season of "Syahadah" features the early history of Islam in

every states, old manuscripts and old books, scholars and prominent clerics, who

were responsible in spreading Islam in Malaysia.

The 30-minute series also traces the history of the Andalusian government

and the arrival of Islam in Morocco and Spain.

Started in 2005, the documentary had depicted the life and achievements of

Muslims in a number of countries, including China, India, South Korea, Japan and

former Soviet Union states, namely Uzbekistan, Kazakhstan and Azerbaijan.

The Malay version of the documentary will be screened on TV1 at 6.30pm and

repeated at 5.30am while the English version will be shown on TV2 at 4pm and

repeated at 4.30am.

-- BERNAMA

SHI PKAI SHI MB

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