BFM barred from airing Anwar interview

KUALA LUMPUR (Feb 12, 2014): Local business radio station, BFM, has been barred from broadcasting an interview with Parti Keadilan Rakyat (PKR) de facto leader Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim on the Kajang by-election.

Malaysiakini reported that this is not the first time that BFM has been barred from airing interviews.

It has also been called up for some of its programming by its regulator, the Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC), which vets all programming.

It is understood the interview was to be aired today on the station's Evening Edition, a drive-time programme.

However, it was made available on the station's website with a notice saying it was barred from being broadcasted.

BFM is a radio station based in Bandar Utama, Selangor, and broadcasts in a spectrum that can also be received in parts of Negri Sembilan and Malacca.