Malay Indians, Chinese force change in Tamil and Mandarin news timings

April 23rd, 2009 - 12:24 pm ICT by ANI  

Kuala Lumpur, Apr.23 (ANI): Bowing to pressure from the Indian and Chinese communities, Malaysia’s Information, Communications and Culture Minister Dr Rais Yatim has reversed his decision to reschedule the timings of Tamil and Mandarin news on the TV2 channel.

Last Monday, Dr. Yatim had announced that Tamil News would be aired at 6 p.m. and Mandarin news at 6.30 p.m. He has now agreed to air these bulletins at 7.30 p.m. and 8 p.m. respectively.

According to the New Strait Times, the two communities claimed that the earlier airing of the news meant they would be unable to watch the news as they would still be travelling home after work.

Malaysian Indian Congress secretary general Dr. S. Subramaniam wrote to Yatim expressing the Indian community’s displeasure over the change in timings. The MIC Youth also sent a memorandum. (ANI)

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