DPM Fadillah lauds Sarawak’s efforts in driving Malaysia’s progress in clean energy

Fadillah (front row, 8th right) in a group photo with other dignitaries during APGH 2024 at BCCK on June 12, 2024.

By Shikin Louis

KUCHING, June 12: Deputy Prime Minister Dato Sri Fadillah Yusof acknowledges that Sarawak as a key player propelling progress in pioneering clean energy in Malaysia.

In his speech, Fadillah noted that the federal government’s National Energy Transition Roadmap (NETR) serves as the foundation for energy transition imperatives.


“(However), it is the commendable efforts of Sarawak that truly propel progress in pioneering clean energy particularly in hydrogen innovation through their electrolyser and membrane technologies collaborations.

“So congratulations, Sarawak,” he said during the closing ceremony of Asia Pacific Green Hydrogen Conference and Exhibition 2024 (APGH 2024) at Borneo Convention Centre Kuching (BCCK) here today.

Fadillah, who is also the Minister of Energy Transition and Water Transformation (PETRA), further said Sarawak which is blessed with abundant hydropower and natural gas resources, has seized the opportunity to emerge as a regional leader by leveraging its unique advantages.

He noted Sarawak has positioned itself as a trailblazer in the hydrogen economy as evident in Sarawak Energy Berhad’s launch of Southeast Asia’s inaugural integrated hydrogen production plant and refueling station which stands as a testament to its commitment.

He pointed out that this facility which is powered by renewable hydropower not only produces hydrogen through electrolysis but also facilitates hydrogen-powered vehicles, and fosters emissions reduction and sustainable urban mobility.

He also said Sarawak’s proactive stance in exploring hydrogen as a potential export commodity underscores its prominence in the regional clean energy landscape.

Collaborations with international partners in research, technology exchange, market development and subsequently embarking in building large scale production facilities fortifies its leadership position in this space, he added.

“As Sarawak leads the charge, I trust its success will inspire other states and drive nationwide advancement.

“With its forward-looking clean energy initiatives, Sarawak exemplifies sustainable development, showcasing the harmony between economic growth and environmental stewardship.

“I encourage Sarawak to maintain this pioneering spirit in pushing boundaries in hydrogen technology and carbon management for a brighter, greener future for a resilient and sustainable mother earth,” he emphasised.

Also present were Sarawak Deputy Minister of Energy and Environmental Sustainability (MEESty) Datuk Dr Hazland Abang Hipni; Deputy Minister of International Trade, Industry and Investment (MINTRED) Datuk Malcolm Mussen Lamoh; Borneo Business Connect Sdn Bhd chairman Tan Sri Asmat Kamaludin; and MEESty’s Head of Energy Division, Dr Nurleyna Yunus. — DayakDaily