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Nov 25, 2009: The legacy of Badawi continues......

PM Najib: Coal is Dirty, Not Environmentally Friendly

KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 31 Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak admitted today that the government needs to revise its energy policy, calling the current one obsolete and in need of a revamp.

In his keynote address at electricity utility TNB's 60th anniversary celebration here, he said the current policy was proven to be costly, both environmentally and financially.

Heavy dependence on independent power producers (IPPs) and costly natural resources like natural gas have taken its toll on the government financially while cheaper options like coal is damaging to the environment, said the prime minister.

"I don't like the current energy policy. It's not right," he told some 1,500 TNB workers attending the event.

"We are overly dependent on the IPPs and expensive resources like natural gas to produce energy and coal is what we call DIRTY technology, it's NOT environmentally friendly," he added.

Relations between IPPs and the government have not been good in recent years.

Many leaders from both sides of the political spectrum are calling for the government to be firm with the IPPs which they claimed have been stepping on its toes by providing energy at high prices.

While Najib today said the government should stop depending on the IPPs, he did not mention how the government planned to do so.

Later at a press conference, Najib said the government had begun embarking on a new energy policy that he claims would be focusing more on cost-effective resources.

As revealed in Najib's maiden Budget recently, the prime minister told the media that his administration had started studying sectors like renewable energy and green technology to replace the current policy.

"It's not a short-term solution, it's a long one but we need to make the first step," he said.

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PM Najib: Sabah Should Accept Dirty Coal

Much time wasted in solving Sabah's power woes, says PM

Sunday, November 08, 2009

Kota Kinabalu: Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak said there is need for some sacrifices to be made in order to achieve development and something good, particularly in addressing the power woes in Sabah.

He said he made the decision to have the proposed coal-fired power plant project to be re-located to Felda Sahabat Felda in Lahad Datu since the project had been rejected by other districts in the State.

"First, it was to be built in Lahad Datu but the people there objected and then moved to Sandakan but the people there also objected so lastly in my capacity as the Minister of Felda I decided to build it in a Felda area. Its okay," he said.

[Blog note: So, the people of Felda are less important than those in Lahad Datu and Sandakan?? This statement proves that the PM KNOWS FULLY WELL about the fierce objections of Sabahans, then WHY still push it down our throats??]

According to him, the Federal Government was committed in addressing the power woes in Sabah and he had even directed the Energy Minister, Datuk Peter Chin, to ensure the problem in Sabah is addressed by next year.

[Blog note: If the Federal Government is 'committed', then the Federal Government should NOT EXPORT our Kimanis Gas to Sarawak (but let Sabah use it for electricity), and should NOT channel Bakun's hydro-power all the way to West Malaysia, Brunei or Indonesia (but export it to Sabah, which is much, much closer)!!]

However, he said that despite the dire need of power supply, the move to set up the power plant was objected just because it is using coal to generate power.

"But, if not we won't have any power. Our people must decide you want power at the same time you don't want the power plant. You want the plant somewhere else, not in your own backyard.

[Blog note: The PM must have been misinformed. The people of Sabah WANT power plants - but we just DON'T want coal (or nuclear, mind you)!! How is that difficult to understand, dear PM?]

"So this is our problem we have wasted much time pushing it around," he said, adding that in order to achieve something good there is a need for all to make some sacrifices.

"We have to accept what is good and we have to be realistic. If we understand and are willing to sacrifice we will achieve higher level of development for Sabah," he said.
 

SAPP is against dirty coal ...more

Coal's Assault on Human Health
Coal pollutants affect all major body organ systems and contribute to four of the five leading causes of mortality in the U.S.: heart disease, cancer, stroke, and chronic lower respiratory diseases. This conclusion emerges from our reassessment of the widely recognized health threats from coal. Each step of the coal lifecycle-mining, transportation, washing, combustion, and disposing of post combustion wastes-impacts human health. Coal combustion in particular contributes to diseases affecting large portions of the U.S. population, including asthma, lung cancer, heart disease, and stroke, compounding the major public health challenges of our time. It interferes with lung development, increases the risk of heart attacks, and compromises intellectual capacity.

Oxidative stress and inflammation are indicated as possible mechanisms in the exacerbation and development of many of the diseases under review. In addition, the report addresses another, less widely recognized health threat from coal: the contribution of coal combustion to global warming, and the current and predicted health effects of global warming...more


State's sovereign rights on oil ....

Stop the Coal-fired Power Plant in Sandakan....

  • Destruction of famous tourist attraction sites

  • Sepilok Orang Utan Rehabilitation Centre

  • Kinabatangan Ramsar Site, Sukau Resorts

  • Island Resorts off Sandakan, Selingan Turtle Island...

SAPP Policies

SAPP's 17 point Manifesto - Sabah deserves better in terms of more equitable distribution of opportunities, in social, economic and infrastructural development and a better quality of life. [BM][Chinese]

SAPP's Economic Plan for Sabah - SAPP aims to achieve economic prosperity and financial self-reliance for Sabah. Version in [BM] [Chinese]

SAPP's Land Reform Policy - To promote and protect the rights and interests of local natives and other citizens in Sabah [BM][Chinese]

On Oil Royalty - SAPP is not giving up its struggle for more oil royalty payment for Sabah.

SAPP's Eight (8) Points Declaration - Whereas our mission is to establish a trustworthy govt and a progressive ...

SAPP's 14 point memo in 2006 - Time for Direct Preventive Actions

SAPP Constitution (booklet)

Our Sabah..

Books on ....
RCI Report on Immigrants in Sabah
The Birth of Malaysia
Malaysia Agreement Article 1-11
The Original Agreement of Malaysia
Heroes of Kinabalu 神山美烈誌
Schedule 9 of the Federal Constitution

more on ...
Twenty points safeguard
20 Perkara
Illegals & IC issues
Bernas Monopoly
No to coal-fired plant
Sabah Gas pipeline
3 million acres oil blocks ceded
The Formation of Msia & Devt in Sabah
Proclamation of Msia 1963...details
Restore Sabah's right to appoint JCs,
Ex-minister: Review 20-point
Supply Sarawak power to Sabah...
Sedition Act 1948
Continental Shelf Act 83 (1966)
Petroleum Development Act 144 (1974)
Petroleum Oil Agreement (1976)

More....


SAPP bid to discuss Sabah claim rejected
Take action against anti-Malaysia elements
Call for Philippines Consulate in Sabah
Get the RM1 billion and solve the QEH debacle
SAPP's objection of coal-fired plants in Sabah
SAPP: Explain the RM 601 loan to KL company
The missing billion ringgit "special grant"
SAPP on SEDIA Bill 2009
SAPP supports the call for the abolishment of Cabotage Policy
Probe illegals having Mykad also
Political Autonomy for Sabah
Sabah Schools still awaiting share of RM30 million
Special fund: Eric wants ACA probe
Oil royalty: SAPP not giving up
Scrap Bernas monopoly on rice
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