Oli 96.8 used to play tamil devotional songs in the past. However, this program was stopped abruptly without any reasons. However, they are still having islamic songs & talks twice a week and Christian songs & sermon on Sunday mornings.
I wrote in to Oli Dxxxx twice and did not get a satisfactory reply. I sent the email to the CEO of mediacorp Lucas Chow however he was out of office. Finally the Vice President Ms Sandra Chan replied that it was done according to the govt guidelines.
I wish to garner support in asking Oli to play tamil devotional songs like in the past. Inside news revealed that it was due to the pressure of the xxxxxxx xxxxx who pressurized the station to reduce the broadcasting of tamil devotional songs and the station reduced their broadcast and eventually removed the entire slot.
I strongly feel that the radio should play tamil devotional songs since they doing so for the ethinic groups. I am seriously not buying Sandra's reason. The media who should be advocating the need and passion for language are failing in their duties. Vasantham Central is the classic example, I don't wish Oli 96.8 to follow suit.
I am at a loss now. Would you be able to help me? We are already losing our foothold slowly here. If we do not voice out now, Tamilians will lose our voices forever.
I have attached the string of emails to Oli. Hope to get your support.
Intially we meant this to tag on to the MDA post, but then we realized it was actually a scandalous find. Now, the questions we are cracking our brains about:
1. Who the hell is "Oli Dxxxx"? - Come on, go brainstorm. How many Oli personalities or management are there with names that start with D.
2. xxxxxxx xxxxx ??? - This is something harder and probably more suitable for the MENSA-qualified personnel amongst us. Good clue for a charade game though. 2 words, 7 and 5 letters. God knows, let us know if you have figured it out.
3. Inside news ? - Ah, everyone has their Yettapan waiting in the shadows.
oli, singapore, radio, hindu
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