Spoke to someone about an hour ago in Setiawangsa. This former senior Bernama guy said Bernama TV has accumulated losses of more than RM21 million, up from RM14 million reported early this year.
How could? I though AZ was running the organisation well enough.
However, this guy who once was one of the forces in Bernama TV set-up said some 'silly' mistakes led to the ugly record book.
"How could you let Bernama TV to become a part of Astro? Why must TV1 and TV2 or other private TV stations be allowed into Astro channel.
"At one time, Astro was paying Bernama but it stopped. Bernama TV and TV1 and TV2 are government's. Astro is a pay station. To include this three stations as part of Astro rights are basically wrong.
"One who subscribe to Astro will not be able to watch this stations should Astro channel is discupted by bad weather. They are free channels. For Astro to use its decorder on this stations, is not a fair game and they should pay Bernama instead.
"The government, especially Rais Yatim should look into this," he said.
Should AZ be replaced?
"MESTILAH!" he said. But who wants to clear the mess and just walks in to 'cuci mangkuk?'