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2009 Dec 15 - Commitment an irony, claims SAPP

Commitment an irony, claims SAPP

Kota Kinabalu, Dec 15, 2009: Sabah Progressive Party (SAPP) said the Prime Minister's announcement that the Malaysian Government is willing to offer its commitment to cut its carbon dioxide emission at the Copenhagen climate change summit "is laughable".
Its Deputy President Datuk Eric Majimbun said this is because Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak not long ago also announced that a coal-fired power plant would be built in Lahad Datu.

"It is funny because the country is offering to credibly cut its carbon dioxide emissions while at the same time the Government will build the country's seventh coal-fired power plant which will be in Sabah," he said.

Malaysia presently has six coal-fired power plants, four in the peninsula and two in Sarawak.

Majimbun, who is Sepanggar Member of Parliament, was referring to reports quoting Najib that the Government is willing to offer its commitment at the summit where he would be among more than 110 world leaders who would try to clinch a deal on deeper emission cuts by rich nations.

Najib reportedly said he is not just going to call on the developed world but to commit Malaysia to very credible cuts which means "we have to spend which we will do." The cuts were still being worked on, said the Premier.

UN data showed that Malaysia's carbon emissions in 2006 stood at 187 million tonnes or 7.2 tonnes from each Malaysian.

Referring to Sunday's Daily Express front page report titled "Sabah Can't Do Without Coal Plant: SESB", he questioned: "Why must it be a coal-fired power plant if not for the interest of some individuals?"

He said the Government should be aware that what Sabah has today in terms of its nature and diversity may be the only source of income for the country in future through tourism, when other available resources have dried up, and thus it is very important to safeguard it.

"People can always guarantee this and that can minimise the impact on the environment but still no one can be really sure about it the State's green nature in particular is very sensitive and may be lost forever if we just 'bulldoze' everything."

Meanwhile, party President Datuk Seri Yong Teck Lee claimed the State Government failed to handle serious issues like the rampant loss of land and rising costs of living.

He said this is the analysis of over 300 local leaders during SAPP's recently- concluded Level 5 leadership course held from Nov. 28 to Dec.

14 in various parts of the State with the theme 'Fight To Win'.

The former Chief Minister said it has become abundantly clear that there is something very wrong with the State's land management and approval process.

He said local villagers who have settled on land for two generations suddenly discover that their land has been approved to a private sector.

"It is impossible that their wakil rakyat and the land officers concerned are not aware that there are local villagers in the land applied for by the companies. This opens up the question of abuse of power, corruption and dereliction of duty by Government officials and their elected representatives," he said.

He said the imminent hike in electricity tariff and sugar prices would add to the hardship suffered by ordinary people.

Yong said the issues leading to a crisis of confidence include the illegal immigrant problems, electricity and water supply, poverty, empty promises, poor health service and many more.

He said in spite of the issues against the Barisan Nasional (BN) government, SAPP members were reminded not to underestimate the immense resources, funds, manpower, mass media and Government facilities that the BN would use to win the next general elections.

"Therefore SAPP will have to gain the edge over Umno-led BN by using new ideas, creativity and the Internet in campaigning," 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

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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