RTM’s Special Programme On Kuala Terengganu By-Election From Tomorrow

RTM will carry a special programme on the Kuala Terengganu parliamenary seat by-election over TV1 from 10.30pm daily beginning tomorrow (5 Jan).

Information Minister Datuk Ahmad Shabery Cheek said the 30-minute programme would feature the constituency's landscape from various aspects, campaign activities and the voting.

He said the programme with an informative format would be anchored by an independent journalist.

"Several locations with the development taking place and some polling centres will also be featured to enable the people to understand this by-election better.

"Apart from that, the programme will also include the campaign activities of the candidates, including the ceramah (public talks) and walk-abouts to meet the people," he told reporters when visiting the Kuala Terengganu by-election Media Centre, here, today.

Ahmad Shabery said RTM would have two teams throughout the by-election, with one of them providing the "breaking news" from time to time.

"People should be more informed of what is going on in Kuala Terengganu," he added.

Asked about fair coverage during the by-election, Ahmad Shabery said what was more important was that the information given was news worthy.

"I don't know what it means by fair coverage? For me, the news value is more important. And how news value is defined, I leave it to the professional journalists to think what's best in terms of news," he said.