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Malay news cast ready for airwaves

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TV Malayu, a satellite television station financially supported by the state, will be launched Thursday in Yala province to broadcast news in Malay. 

The satellite-based station, with the support of the Southern Border Provinces Administration Centre (SBPAC), will serve as a source of public media for locals in the far South, the Isra news agency said.The station is aimed at creating a better understanding between the state and residents and will offer a wide range of news and information in Malay on education, religion, social issues and economics.Pol Col Tawee Sodsong, director of the SBPAC, signed an order last Wednesday to set up a broadcasting panel to oversee new television and radio stations to be operated in the deep South.The panel is led by Pol Lt Gen Chamroon Den-udom, chairman of the Southern Islamic Foundation.TV Malayu or TMTV will be broadcast via a C-band satellite as well as on radio.During the initial phase, it will broadcast a single half-hour programme daily from 8pm to 8.30pm. The station plans 24-hour broadcasts around this time next year.The SBPAC has set aside 20 million baht for running the television station, Isra said.Surin Pitsuwan, secretary-general of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations, and Chaturon Chaisaeng, former deputy prime minister in the now dissolved Thai Rak Thai Party, have been invited to deliver special lectures during a programme Thursday.They will speak about ways to...

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