KUALA LUMPUR, June 25 — Radio Televisyen Malaysia (RTM) today launched a new channel, the “Saluran Berita RTM”, an additional medium for the government in its fight against fake news and to disseminate accurate information.
The new channel, launched by Communications and Multimedia Minister Datuk Saifuddin Abdullah at a ceremony in Angkasapuri here, is accessible via myFreeview Digital TV on channel 123.
“With the introduction of the new channel, it shows that RTM is taking another step forward and I am confident that RTM as a whole will be able to make a bigger contribution especially in delivering information to the people,” he told a press conference after the launching ceremony.
According to a press release issued to the media, the channel with a theme ‘Yang Sahih di Berita RTM’ focuses on news and news programs and operates 24 hours a day covering a wide range of languages, namely Malay, English, Mandarin, and Tamil.
The new platform offers 25 daily news slots, 12 talk shows a week, five-day business news, and two magazine programs a week.