TV2 MANDARIN, TAMIL NEWS IN LINE WITH PRIMETIME NEWS, DEWAN RAKYAT TOLD

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KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 21 (Bernama) -- Although Radio Televisyen Malaysia (RTM)

TV2 Mandarin and Tamil news focuses on the Chinese and Indian communities, its

content is in line with the primetime news, the Dewan Rakyat was told today.

Deputy Information, Communications and Culture Minister Datuk Maglin Dennis

D''Cruz said they continuously monitored the content of Mandarin and Tamil news

so that it was in accordance with the primetime news.

"All RTM channels use primetime news to broadcast current issues to the

public.

"However, the Mandarin and Tamil editions highlight stories which have high

news value to the Chinese and Indian communities," he said in response to a

question from Salleh Kalbi (BN-Silam).

Salleh had wanted to know how the ministry monitored the content of Mandarin

and Tamil news aired by TV2 as it differed from the primetime news.

Answering a supplementary question from Salleh on the need to increase the

number of cameramen for news on Chinese and Indians in Sabah and Sarawak, Maglin

said the ministry will consider the need besides using the services of part-time

cameramen.

-- BERNAMA

NNAI VMP MOK IZ MGN

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