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Friday, 5 August 2011

8TV says sorry over messages

KUALA LUMPUR: Local television station 8TV has apologised over the controversial public service announcements (PSAs) aired in conjunction with the Ramadan month recently.
The TV station acknowledged the public's concern and apologised if it had offended and caused any uneasiness to any party.

All three PSAs, which each run for about 30 seconds, showed a Chinese girl in different situations at a Ramadan bazaar. The announcements were then followed by public service messages that urged viewers to act appropriately.

"The message was not meant to offend anyone, race or creed as it is a sincere message of respect for the Ramadan month.

"However, the delivery or method of presentation of the PSAs may be insensitive to some.

"8TV can assure the public that the intentions of the PSAs were pure," said the TV station in a statement yesterday.

With that in mind, the TV station added that it would be more careful and sensitive to the feelings of Malaysians in all its production, broadcasting and other business collateral.

Read more: 8TV says sorry over messages http://www.nst.com.my/nst/articles/20tv8/Article/#ixzz1U7IyHYNo


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