sabato 20 novembre 2010

Radio Free S'wak goes on air

Radio Free Sarawak, is aimed as an alternative voice for Sarawakians. In an e-mail to FMT, the Bruno Manser Foundation, said that the new alternative radio station will have two daily broadcasts on shortwave, presumably in Iban and Bahasa Malaysia. "It aims at Sarawak's rural communities who lack access to independent media," stated the e-mail. It is an open secret that the media in Sarawak are strictly controlled by the state government under Chief Minister Abdul Taib Mahmud and logging companies who own and control all major media outlets in the state.
The transmission details of Radio Free Sarawak are as follows:
1st transmission: 0630-0730 local time (GMT +8) on 7590 kHz (short wave)
2nd transmission: 1800-1900 local time (GMT +8) on 15680 kHz (short wave)
The e-mail had also attached a message from the producers of Radio Free Sarawak. Below is the message; "Please send the details to all your Sarawak friends so that they know the existence of the radio-which will become an alternative news source to the Sarawakians, especially to those who stay in the interior. "The folks in the interior have been fed with a monotonous one-sided views from the ruling parties-if at all they can receive the TV and radio transmissions. So they need another avenue-and Radio Free Sarawak intends to fill in this gap."(