KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 16 — “The Longest Non-Stop Live National Telecast In Various Languages” produced by the National News Agency (Bernama) will provide numerous programmes and useful information in conjunction with Malaysia Day beginning at 7 am today.
The 24-hour non-stop live telecast until 9 am tomorrow morning will be recorded in the Malaysia Book of Records (MBOR) and will feature various interactive programmes and interviews in four languages via all Bernama channels namely Bernama News Channel (BNC), Bernama Radio, Bernama.com as well as all the social media platforms of the news agency.
“Berita Ekstra” which will be on air for 15 minutes and could be heard via the Bernama Radio channel will begin this morning followed by the cross-over with the Secretary-General of the Ministry of Communications and Multimedia Malaysia (KKMM) Datuk Suriani Ahmad in Kuching, Sarawak.
The non-stop broadcast will also feature interview programmes with politicians, corporate figures, athletes and celebrities including news coverage in conjunction with the Hari Malaysia celebration in Kuching, Sarawak and the other states.
Invited guests taking part in the 24-hour programme included Social activist Kuan Chee Heng or better known as “Uncle Kentang” in one of the interview programmes ‘Hidup Bermuafakat’.
In addition, programmes on the first day will also feature singer and presenter Mark Adam via the slot ‘Malaysia Rumah Kedua Kami’.
Among the big names participating in the 24 hour programme are popular singers Datuk Seri Siti Nurhaliza Taruddin and Francissca Peter, former national athletes Roslin Hashim and Azman Adnan as well as crime analyst Kamal Affendy Hashim.
“The Longest Non-Stop National Live Telecast In Various Languages” is being sponsored by Terra Security, Maad Travel and Fomema Sdn Bhd.
The programme will feature various interesting news and crossovers involving about 200 editors/sub-editors, reporters and broadcast journalists, producers, cameramen, technical crew, and other departments under Bernama.
Viewers and listeners also have the opportunity to win prizes worth RM81,000 including a holiday package for two to Jeju Island, South Korea by answering the quiz on Hari Kemerdekaan, Hari Malaysia and Bernama which will be on air every hour.
The programme will be aired on BNC Astro channel 502, UnifiTV (631), MYTV (121), iflix, and Bernama Radio via FM93.9 (Kuala Lumpur), FM107.5 (Johor Bahru), FM100.9 (Kuching) and FM 107.9 (Kota Kinabalu).