Friday, December 3, 2010

MACC investigates airtime scandal

I was told that a team of eight MACC officers 'visited' the office of a high-ranking officer at a broadcasting complex last week. Details are unknown but they spent a few hours with him during that two days 'Q & A' session.

The core of investigation was about my posting on Airtime Scandal last month which drew mixed reaction from readers. Minister in-charge Datuk Seri Utama Rais Yatim, in responding to the posting promised a full investigation into it.

I called the MACC but was told to wait for the outcome. "We are still investigating. It will take sometimes... but we got some leads here," on official said.

Another upsetting news I got was, about 600 companies have registered with the TV station for airtime approval but it was only given to a 'selected few'. I dont understand it as we are encouraging local contents to be aired on all TV stations.

A few people, including a former MP also promised me evidence relating to a person named 'Anuar' awarded with most airtime although he is not directly involved in any kind of television production programs.

How many people are actually involved in the issuance of television airtime? I really dont know but it could be three or four by government standard.

And this officer is expected to reach his retirement age less than a year from now. If you are a policeman, some people are already watching you prior to your retirement...

13 comments:

a senior producer said...

bravo bro.

get to the bottom of it.

i am one 'infected' by this people. i submitted more than 10 applications over the last 3 years but failed to get even 30 minutes of airtime.

i have to throw my 8 docu about malaysia over the penang bridge!

kiki said...

just an investigation and some leads. its good enough in sending the message to others

Anonymous said...

en jai,

sedangkan kami penuntut aswara yang membuat dokumentari untuk kegiatan budaya semua suku kaum di malaysia pun tidak dihiraukan.

sudah empat tahun berlalu. jika aswara yang diletakkan di bawah naungan kementerian penerangan diperlakukan begini, apatah lagi orang lain.

Anonymous said...

aku dengar rais pun tak suka orang ni...tak tau la pulak. tak bole caya gak. ntah2 sama2...

justina said...

what about airtime with other tv stations under media prime?

they too practice cronyism... can u check, pls?!

MASTANA said...

jai,

den tau kau dah ado bukti sobab datuk R bagi kau.

jangan takut. kito ni kono begani togakkan kebenaran.

den sokong kau....

dotsnodds said...

tahniah bro, bongkar semua penyelewengan dan penyalahgunaan harta negara. isu gaji mewah pengerusi Syarikat Bekalan Air Selangor (SYABAS) Tan Sri Rozali Ismail yang didakwa mencecah RM5.1 juta setahun atau RM425,000 sebulan patut juga didedahkan, bukan setakat gaji menteri2 singapura saja.

big bunny said...

bro,

what happened was, the officer failed to go thru the list of application, taking it for granted.

i used to work with the ministry and the officers in charge of airtime distribution can never be trusted.

why? the had their own group of nominees of airtime.

i still believe such a trend continues until the present time

mangsa airtime said...

korek kasi abis bro.jangan tinggal sikit pun. diroang ni ingat bila dah pegang kuasa boleh buat suka ati. boleh lingkup kerajaan macam ni!

along 90 said...

some people may not like what u are doing but i am interested to follow the result of your accusation and the investigation....

Anonymous said...

once the macc is in, they will take a long time to find the exit.

padan muka!

grounded said...

my friend used to but airtime at rm28k per hour from one producer in 2003... was told 13k was for the airtime and 10k for 'inside people'.

bloody corrupt!

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