KUCHING, Jan 28: Sarawak Workers Party (SWP) supports Chief Minister Datuk Patinggi Abang Johari Tun Openg’s proposal to set up an independent television station in the state.
Its president, Munan Laja, opined that a TV station was the most practical way to disseminate information to the people. Besides expanding their knowledge, it could also offer sports news, documentaries, movies and music to the viewers.
In addition, the state government could also use it to see for themselves what the state lacks, especially in the rural areas.
“But we have to be cautious. We must not abuse it for political agendas and self-interests.
“A TV station is ideal to show the daily lives of ordinary citizens, to see how they overcome obstacles that others take for granted, and to listen to their plights,” he said in a statement today.
It would also benefit Sarawakians living abroad, as they could see and hear for themselves the latest development and news from their home state.
“The only hindrance is that many rural areas still don’t have electricity supply. Hence, we have to resolve this problem first if we want every household in the state to enjoy this initiative,” said Munan.
He hoped the federal government could promptly issue the state with a TV station licence so that this proposal could materialise. — DayakDaily