Malaysia’s Telugus want more TV, radio shows

Kuala Lumpur, April 30 (Inditop) Telugu speaking Malaysians, who have been outnumbered by their brethren from Tamil Nadu, have appealed for more radio and TV shows.

The Malaysian Telugu Association has sought more TV and radio programmes in Telugu over RTM (Radio Television Malaysia) and TV operator Astro, said Malaysia Nanban newspaper.

Association President V. Surianarayanan said a memorandum on the matter has been submitted to Information, Communications and Culture Minister Rais Yatim and Astro network.

There were about 500,000 Telugus in the country who were eager to watch Telugu movies and programmes, The Star newspaper quoted Surianarayanan as saying.

A bulk of the two million-plus ethnic Indians are settlers from Tamil Nadu.

Forming eight percent of malaysia’s 28 million population, they also include people from Kerala, northern India and about 100,000 Sikhs.