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2009 Aug 12 - Chua: Enough! Stop Power Disruptions in Tawau

Chua: Enough! Stop Power Disruptions in Tawau

Tawau, Aug 12, 2009: Sabah Progressive Party (SAPP) Vice President and MP for Tawau, Datuk Chua Soon Bui said she is fed up with SESB for the incessant power disruptions in Tawau. She also received numerous complaints from the people on the frequent brownouts, and nobody attended to their hotline calls to SESB.

She said despite her many protests, demand and adjournment speech in the parliament in July regarding the major concerns of the people on the continuous disruptions of power supply, the ordeal continues to take place with its worst lasting about 6-7 hours in Sin Onn area last Sunday. Worst of all, Sabah Electricity Sdn. Bhd. (SESB) provided an unreliable schedule of disruptions that they didn't adhere to, causing more damages to the industries and business sectors.

She said since the SESB and TNB are accountable to the people of Sabah, especially Tawau, it is high time that the Prime Minister, YAB Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak respond to the people of Tawau. It is time to fulfill the one Malaysia concept of People first and Performance Now.

She queried on why the situation has not improved since the announcement by YB Datuk Peter Chin Fah Kui, minister of energy, green technology and water in July on the delivery of mobile generators as short term measures for Sabah?

She said When TNB announced that there would be power disruptions in Kuala Lumpur in August (this month) due to upgrading its services, she was waiting for things to happen so that the people in KL would experience and understand the hardship experienced and suffered by the people in Sabah in the past for more than 20 years. But the notices for disruptions were announced and implemented promptly in KL, with minimum impact on the business sectors and people lives. She asked why are the people in Sabah and Tawau treated differently?

"If TNB can provide credible service to its consumers in west Malaysia, why can't they do the same in Tawau?

It was reported recently that millions of ringgits were lost due to the ISA rally on 1/8/09 in Kuala Lumpur. The government complaints department encouraged business sectors to lodge their claims against these people who took part in the rally. She suggested that the government complaints department should also expedite the payment of claims and compensations to the consumers in Tawau and Sabah who had suffered great losses during the power disruptions for the past years.

If the SESB and TNB continue to ignore the complaints of the people in Tawau, she will seek
solution directly from the Prime Minister and his administration.

"People of Tawau also seek transparency in how much non-revenue power was lost with illegal tapping of power supply, and why no long-term solutions are implemented after so many years?

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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


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

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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

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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)

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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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