KUALA LUMPUR – Radio Televisyen Malaysia (RTM) will broadcast more television programmes related to Brunei in an effort to further strengthen bilateral relations between Malaysia and Brunei.
Communications and Multimedia Minister Datuk Seri Ahmad Shabery Cheek said the TV programmes would be dramas and those related to culture, tourism, travel and so on from Brunei.
“Besides RTM, other agencies under the ministry like the Malaysian National News Agency (Bernama) and National Film Development Corporation can also establish such cooperation.”
He said this at a news conference after meeting with Energy Minister in the Brunei Prime Minister’s Department, Datuk Seri Setia Dr Awang Mohammad Yasmin Umar, who also holds the Information portfolio, here, today.
This meeting was in conjunction with the 4th Information Technical Committee Meeting between Malaysia and Brunei from May 10 to 13, organised by the Communications and Multimedia Ministry, here.
Besides TV programmes, cooperation is also being forged through the new media and information technology such as the MyRaja mobile application created by the Information Department and Malaysia Administrative Modernisation and Management Planning Unit (MAMPU).
It was created in conjunction with the enthronement ceremony of the Sultan of Perak XXXV, Sultan Nazrin Shah, recently.
Meanwhile, Awang Mohammad said the good cooperation between Malaysia and Brunei had benefited both countries in many fields.
For example, he said, Malaysia’s Communications and Multimedia Ministry had assisted Brunei in human capital development by offering Radio Television Brunei (RTB) personnel to attend courses at the Tun Abdul Razak Institute of Broadcasting (IPTAR), Angkasapuri.
In this regard, he welcomed Ahmad Shabery’s proposal to have more TV programmes on Brunei and to establish cooperation pertaining to the new media and information technology.
Also present at the meeting was Bernama general manager, Datuk Zulkefli Salleh. – BERNAMA