RTM takes 'Despacito' off the air

  • Nation
  • Wednesday, 19 Jul 2017

PUTRAJAYA: Radio Televisyen Malaysia (RTM) will cease broadcasting the global hit song, Despacito, on all its radio and television stations immediately, says Communications and Multimedia Minister Datuk Seri Dr Salleh Said Keruak (pic).

He said the RTM evaluation panel decided to withdraw the approval to play the song after a re-evaluation.

"RTM is ceasing the broadcast of the song on its radio and TV stations with immediate effect," he said to Bernama after attending the ministry's Hari Raya open house here Wednesday.

Several quarters have called for the broadcast of the song to be stopped, alleging its lyrics are obscene. – Bernama

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