Sabah, a dumping ground for dirty coal
Kota Kinabalu, Apr 21, 2010:
State Assemblywomen for Luyang, Melanie Chia Chui Ket, today, at the State
Assembly, told the government to apply what they preach about the country's
aspiration towards green and cleaner technology.
Melanie, who is also Sabah Progressive Party (SAPP) women's chief,
further said that renewable energy can be seriously considered as an
alternative source of power for the state, such as solar, wind, water and
bio-fuels in this process.
"We rejected the 'dirty' coal powered power plant proposed by the
government because there are alternative methods of generating power",
"Ironically, the Federal and State governments are strongly pursuing
the coal-powered plant project for power supply while our Kimanis gas
plant is siphoning gas to Bintulu for generating power in the Sarawak
"Sabah is refused the electricity supply from Bakun Hydro Plant in
Sarawak by the Federal Government citing hilly terrains in Sabah but
approved to be supplied to Peninsular Malaysia although the distance from
Sarawak is twice the distance and via the vast sea between.
"I believe the State Government is just following orders from the
Federal Government because of they are silent on this," said Chia.