Sarawak law to serve as foundation for Malaysia’s renewable energy legislation, says DPM Fadillah

Fadillah speaking to the press at BCCK on April 10, 2024.

By Marlynda Meraw

KUCHING, April 10: Sarawak is ready for carbon energy in terms of legislation, law, and system, says Deputy Prime Minister Dato Sri Fadillah Yusof at the Sarawak Premier’s Hari Raya Aidilfitri open house at Borneo Convention Centre Kuching (BCCK) today.

Fadillah, who is also the Minister of Energy Transition and Water Transformation said he aims to accelerate the implementation of renewable energy legislation, particularly focusing on carbon-related initiatives, within Malaysia and will call for a meeting to synchronise this effort nationwide by leveraging the State’s readiness in this area.

“I will call for a coordination meeting involving various ministries, agencies, as well as the federal government on how we could expedite the process, especially for carbon legislation, carbon trading, carbon credit, and carbon storage (CTS).

“The rest of the nation will be using Sarawak’s renewable energy legislation as a foundation for the law at the Malaysian level. That is what we want to do and if it can be expedited, then the CTS can proceed,” said Fadillah when met by the media.

He said Sarawak is ready to serve as Asia’s renewable energy powerhouse with the Sarawak Legislative Assembly (DUN) having already approved the renewable energy legislation.

“Our prime minister has already agreed to expedite the process during our meeting at the recent Energy Council meeting,” he said.

He said that the meeting to discuss the renewable energy legislation will commence sometime after the festivities and wished everyone a Selamat Hari Raya Aidilfitri. — DayakDaily