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
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
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
"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.