Saturday, February 16, 2008

Al-Fatah Television

That's the name of the first Islamic television in the world. And it is Malaysia's.

According to Bernama, the TV station will enhance people's understanding of Islam, especially the Hadhari approach.

The executive chairman of World Islamic Network Television Sdn Bhd (WINTV) Datuk Paduka Khairuddin Abu Hassan said the time had come for Malaysia as a model Islamic country to have an Islamic-based television station.
"This station will broadcast Islamic programmes in a moderate way which can be understood by and impress all the races in the country," he said in a statement issued here Friday.
Earlier, Khairuddin had signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Islamic Missionary Foundation Malaysia (Yadim) at the World Al-Azhar University Alumni Conference 2008 which was opened by Prime Minister Datuk Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi.
The MoU is for developing a television station between WINTV and Yadim and it would be known as Al-Falah Television.
Khairuddin said Malaysia would be cooperating with the Organisation of the Islamic Conference (OIC) countries for the exchange of programmes so as to introduce each other's culture, traditions, way of life, political system and religious practices.
"This will eventually turn Malaysia into a hub for the collection of television programmes from Islamic nations and export centre for quality programmes to Europe, the United States and East Asia."
He said Al-Falah Television would attract viewers from Southeast Asia including Indonesia, Mindanao in the Philippines, Singapore, Brunei and southern Thailand.
"As a start, the progammes will be broadcast via Astro's Oasis channel," he added.-BERNAMA

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