At a news conference in Bishkek, Madumarov said the MTRK television channel must remain untouched.
"If there is a state, then it has to have a face, and this face should be [MTRK]," Madumarov said. "If [they] want to have a public television, they have plenty of other options. Kyrgyzstan holds a record with regard to the number of media outlets. If they want to set up a public television channel it's alright, they can do it on the basis of [private television channels such as] Piramida, NTS, or KOORT. It's up to them to decide."
Opposition lawmaker Melis Eshimkanov brushed aside Madumarov's comments, saying the new constitution that was passed amid street protests and signed into law on November 9 gives parliament the right to bypass President Kurmanbek Bakiev on the issue.
Bakiev vetoed an opposition-backed bill on September 5 that sought to turn MTRK into a public broadcaster.
Under that bill, the new channel would have been managed by a board made up of an equal number of presidential appointees, parliament appointees, and representatives of civil society.
Madumarov said on November 14 that Bakiev has signed a decree setting up a supervisory board for MTRK. That board will comprise representatives of the president, the parliament, and MTRK itself.
Making state television public has been a longtime demand of the opposition, which held a weeklong protest that began outside Bakiev's office on November 2.
The demonstrators were demanding that Bakiev implement constitutional and other reforms or step down.