Voice of Malaysia

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Voice of Malaysia (VOM)
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CityKuala Lumpur
Broadcast areaInternational
FrequencyVaries depending on its region
First air date15 February 1963 (1963-02-15)
Last air date2011; 8 years ago (2011)
FormatRadio network
Language(s)English, Mandarin, Indonesian, Thai, Tagalog, Malay and Burmese.
OwnerRadio Television Malaysia

Voice of Malaysia (Malay: Suara Malaysia) was an international radio station operated by Radio Television Malaysia. The station broadcast in 8 languages and aired press releases, news reviews, economic, current affairs, Malaysian music, sports and live public affairs programs.


The Voice of Malaysia began broadcasting on 15 February 1963 in three languages: English, Mandarin and Indonesian. On 1 January 1972, service in Thai was launched. Services in Tagalog were launched on 22 October 1973. On 31 August 1978, services were launched in Malay and Burmese.

On 17 April 1995, the Voice of Islam was established and continues to air in Malay and English. Its intended audience is students of Islamic universities and content is related to contemporary issues. It transmits to Sumatra, Java, Kalimantan in Indonesia, and other ASEAN countries.

The main objective of the Voice of Malaysia was to portray to overseas audiences the true image of Malaysia, from the perspective of the political and social benefit and to encourage foreign investment in Malaysia. It used to broadcast local art, craft, customs, culture and festivals to encourage people to travel to Malaysia.

The target audience were listeners worldwide – including non-Malaysians and overseas Malaysian students.

The Voice of Malaysia broadcast on different frequencies for a combined 28.5 hours a day and was transmitted to Indonesia, Australia, New Zealand, China, Japan, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Philippines, Thailand, Myanmar, North Africa, the Middle East and Latin America.

By 2011, the Voice of Malaysia ceased transmission due to the invention of new media (Internet podcasts etc.). All VOM podcasts were available at the Voice of Malaysia's website. A few months later, VOM's podcasts as well as the station's website ceased to exist.


All times are listed in Greenwich Mean Time.

Islamic Voice

Location of short wave transmitters: Kajang, Selangor

Location of transmitter service broadcast Tagalog language: Tuaran, Sabah. (700 kW)


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