RTM to air more local shows next year

  • Nation
  • Tuesday, 28 Oct 2003

PETALING JAYA: Malaysians can expect more local content aired over RTM’s TV1 and TV2 from next year, Deputy Information Minister Datuk Donald Lim Siang Chai said. 

He said the Government had selected 10 consortiums, which were currently awaiting approval from the Finance Ministry before providing the content for the job. 

“We have selected the 10 consortiums to supply us the programmes and each group is made up of a minimum of eight production houses which are all registered with RTM,” Lim told reporters after inspecting SMK Taman Dato Harun with an MPPJ official on receiving complaints of an uncovered monsoon drain adjacent to its premises. 

Lim said that currently, the ratio between local and syndicated content aired over both channels were about 50% each. 

“Our aim is to increase the local content to at least 80% by the beginning of next year,” he said, adding that it was geared towards creating a conduit for local producers to highlight and market their products. 

He said that programmes submitted by these consortiums would be scrutinised by RTM’s selection committee. 

Meanwhile, MPPJ has promised to complete covering the monsoon drain with a pavement within the month. 

Lim also gave the school, located in his PJ Selatan parliamentary constituency, RM10,000 to buy new chairs and tables for its canteen.  

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