KUALA LUMPUR APRIL 1: The government wants to turn the Malaysian Broadcasting Station in Angkasapuri to be a “Media City” equipped with the latest technology in line with the digital broadcasting era.
Prime Minister, Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin said, the “Media City” in Angkasapuri will be similar to the broadcasting complex in Dubai, United Arab Emirates (UAE) Sydney in Australia and Manchester in United Kingdom.
Muhyiddin said, the broadcasting complex is not only equipped with the latest technology but produces high and quality creative contents and subsequently instilling the loyalty of the Malaysian audience to stay with Radio Television Malaysia (RTM).
“RTM through its Transformation Plan should create high quality programmes as it will help enhance and improves the quality of the local creative industry and players in the entertainment industry.
“The national television station with the tagline “Teman Setia Anda” (Your Loyal Friend) should be brave to make a difference in its broadcasting production/programmes so as to stay fresh and relevant at all times,” said Muhyiddin in his special recorded speech in conjunction with the celebration of RTM 75th Anniversary held here today.
In order for RTM to reach the international broadcasting standard, Muhyiddin said, the cooperation of the private sectors is pertinent and following that RTM should create a milestone in the creative industry.
The Prime Minister added, RTM should utilise its programme in line with the Fourth Industrial Revolution (IR4.0).
In his speech, Muhyiddin also congratulated the Orkestra RTM for celebrating its 60th anniversary today and hopes the orchestra will be more productive and dynamic in time to come.
Muhyiddin also congratulated RTM for its competency in handling the COVID-19 pandemic since the imposition of Movement Control Order (MCO) on 18th March 2020.
“RTM had taken strategic actions by giving special slots on TV1 where the senior minister and health director general talk separately on COVID-19 situations in the country at media conferences,” said Muhyiddin.
He added, RTM had also acted fast on fake news regarding COVID-19 situation by giving the correct and valid information to avoid panic among members of the public.
Earlier the Minister of Communication and Multimedia, Datuk Saifuddin Abdullah in his speech announced that the national broadcasting station will come out with a new channel called “RTM Sports Channel” in line with its tagline “Sports for All”.
He said there is no event or programme that will make everybody stop from doing anything at the same time but instead watch the game as in football and badminton championship that are telecasted on the TV.
Saifuddin also said that RTM will be hosting the International Nasyid Award in the fourth quarter of 2021with the cooperation of the Department of Islamic Development Malaysia (Jakim) and Murshid Malaysia.
The Minister also appreciates RTM for being the only television station in the country that provides sign language interpreters on current news to help the handicapped group to get the latest information.
Regarding the Orchestra RTM that celebrates its 60th Anniversary today, Saifuddin said the orchestra that was formed in 1961 and had won Malaysia Book of Records in 2011 will be promoted overseas in the near future for its quality orchestra music and its ability to sustain its performance for 60 years. –Malaysia World News