KOTA KINABALU, April 4 (Bernama) -- TVi, a new channel to be launched on April 10, with 50 per cent of the contents will be on Sabah and Sarawak, will be a platform for the state government to promote its development programmes, Chief Minister Datuk Seri Musa Aman said.
Welcoming the move to set up the channel, Musa said it provided a good opportunity for the state government to inform the public about its activities in developing the state.
"This way the public will understand better what the government has been doing all this while," he told reporters after launching the ground-breaking ceremony of Wisma Bakisa here Monday.
He also thanked the Broadcasting Department and the Information Communication and Culture Ministry for making room for the two states to be featured in the new channel.
Last week, Information Communication and Culture Minister Datuk Seri Dr Rais Yatim said the new channel would feature news from both states.
Acting Broadcasting director-general Datuk Norhyati Ismail, in a recent interview with Bernama, said TVi, or TV Interaktif, would be on Astro's channel 180 which currently airs Muzik Aktif.
Rais is expected to launch the channel at Kuching RTM on Sunday.
My 2-cents: Just another tools for the ruling party to win the election in Sabah and Sarawak. This is just like any other TV channels in Malaysia, belong to the government so they have to serve their political master.