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Johore Bahru (Wireless Station)

Volume 892: debated on Wednesday 14 May 1975

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asked the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs why the BBC relay station in Johore Bahru has been closed down; and if he has made any representations.

Under the terms of the broadcasting licence then in force, the Malaysian Government gave notice to the BBC in 1972 to cease broadcasting from the station at Tebrau in Johore by March of this year. Alternative arrangements are being made for the relay, and in the meantime, following representations made to them, the Malaysian Government have agreed to extend the broadcasting licence for one year and to review the matter at the end of this period. The station therefore continues to operate.