Published: Monday February 25, 2013 MYT 2:57:00 PM
Updated: Monday February 25, 2013 MYT 3:03:15 PM
Ministry fine-tunes election airtime for Opposition
KUALA LUMPUR: The Information, Communications and Culture Ministry is fine-tuning several matters regarding airtime for the Opposition during the next general election, Deputy Minister Datuk Joseph Salang said on Monday.
He said consideration would be given to the distribution of time and opportunity between the ruling and Opposition parties.
"The Opposition has the right to airtime, but we want to know which manifesto they will use.
"Is it from the three parties of the Opposition pact? What about the other parties? We must also look into how to distribute the airtime. Should it be according to the percentage of seats in the Dewan Rakyat?
"Such matters need to be reviewed before we announce how the airtime is to be divided for them to promote their party manifesto," he told reporters after opening an international conference on broadcast training, here. - Bernama