Islamic channel may be launched within a fortnight

  • Nation
  • Monday, 20 Apr 2009

KUALA LUMPUR: The Islamic Development Department (Jakim) expects to launch its own television channel featuring entertainment and talk shows within two weeks.

Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department in charge of religious affairs Datuk Jamil Khir Baharom said Jakim wants the channel to be of interest to non-Muslims as well.

“The new television channel will help improve the Government’s efforts on enhancing the public’s understanding on Islam.

“We are now in the midst of finalising the technical matters such as licensing issues,” he told reporters after attending a working visit at the Malaysian Islamic Economic Development Foundation headquarters here Monday.

It was reported that Lembaga Tabung Angkatan Tentera and Lembaga Tabung Haji will provide financial assistance to Jakim’s plans to create the television channel through equity investments.

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