KEMAMAN, February 26, 2007 - Documentaries on the nation's non-Malay freedom fighters will be aired over Radio Television
Information Minister Datuk Seri Zainuddin Maidin said the immense contributions of both the Chinese and Indians during pre-independence were recorded in documentaries stored in RTM’s archive, and will be retrieved to be shown to younger Malaysians.
"The younger generation may not understand the struggle of our former leaders, including non-Malays.
"We hope the public will watch and comprehend the strenuous efforts by all races to achieve independence, in a bid to further fortify our racial unity,” he said after hosting a dinner at Kampung Beris Meraga mosque here on Sunday night.
Zainuddin said the involvement of Chinese leaders in fighting the communist insurgency and Indian army personnel from BAT69 in steadfastly fighting bandits, would also be aired over RTM’s special programme for the Merdeka celebrations.
"We have numerous such documentaries in our archive and I have directed RTM to air it," he said.
Zainuddin said RTM will also air the independence declaration made by First Prime Minister Tunku Abdul Rahman over radio. theStarOnline