BBC, New Zealand television signals cut from Malaysia

       Mon 21 Sep 98 - 07:29 GMT

       HONG KONG, Sept 21 (AFP) - The British Broadcasting Corp. and Television New Zealand (TVNZ) both
       reported Monday that their television broadcasts of civil unrest in Malaysia were being jammed at source.

       A BBC report from Kuala Lumpur, monitored here, said pictures of riot police cracking down on protestors awaiting
       the arrival of ousted deputy premier Anwar Ibrahim at a courthouse had been interfered with.

       Footage of a state visit by Britain's Queen Elizabeth II had however passed without difficulty, a BBC correspondent

       In Auckland, TVNZ initially said it was having "technical problems" when a similar broadcast went blank as a
       Moslem leader told the station: "This is the beginning of another bloody revolution in Malaysia... It's going to come to

       The signal resumed after a brief break but there were another three lapses in transmission, the state-owned
       broadcaster said.

       "Eventually we were able to record most of the story," TVNZ news reader Judy Bailey said, "but due to another
       interruption in transmission we lost the last 10 seconds."

       TVNZ said it believed the pictures, filmed by the Canadian Broadcasting Corp., were being jammed at the main
       Malaysian satellite transmission station.