Deputy Premier: Don’t play play, Sarawak is making history as rising clean energy powerhouse

Dato Sri Dr Sim Kui Hian

By Ling Hui

KUCHING, March 2: Sarawak is not to be meddled with as it makes history as a rising clean energy powerhouse while Brunei, Singapore and Indonesia invest in the region’s renewable energy resources, says Dato Sri Dr Sim Kui Hian.

“Don’t play play (mess around with Sarawak). Sarawak is making history as a rising clean energy powerhouse,” said the Sarawak Deputy Premier-cum-Minister for Public Health, Housing and Local Government.

He said recently, Sarawak through Sarawak Energy Berhad, has joined hands with a North Kalimantan company to develop Indonesia’s largest hydroelectric power station.

Meanwhile, Brunei and Singapore had also expressed interests to buy green energy supplied by Sarawak.

“Sarawak has been in the energy business for over 100 years. Initially in oil, later LNG (liquefied natural gas) and now in electricity through hydro as well as hydrogen.

“By 2030, more then 70 per cent of Sarawak’s electricity is expected to be renewable energy,” said Dr Sim in a social post today.

He said Sarawak has growing potential to make profit through clean energy generation that is expected to be in the billions.

“We need every Sarawakian to come together to play our role and do our parts in Sarawak’s nation building to achieve the best of Sarawak by 2030, if not earlier,” he added. — DayakDaily