In today's Sabah papers, our Prime Minister declared that the State needs the coal fired plant for the states development.
We need to get the message to him that we do not. And we need to do this NOW and quickly and in big numbers. Send this message out to all your friends and acquaintances. Right now this is more important than a signature drive. Because it is directly in his blog. (Please do not mention solar power-we have been advised against that).
1. Go to: http://www.1malaysia.com.my/index.php?option=com_myblog&Itemid=54&lang=en
2. Click on his latest blog, whatever that might be, at the moment it's about single stream schools. Click "Read More"
3. Scroll to the bottom of the page; "Write comment You can add your comment here"
4. Write your comments, following are suggestions:
Title: Coal Fired Power Plant in Sabah
Comments: Write what you want for Sabah but please be very POLITE. This man is our PM and please do write respectfully to him. Although it is best that your write your own words if you need suggestions please feel free to cut and paste the following (mind you this is very environment centric):
Sabah is a leader in conservation in the region, we really feel that setting up a coal-fired power plant would undermine all the efforts of Sabah's people. The waters off Sabah's East Coast is part of international recognised Coral Triangle and the surrounding forest home to the last remnants of the Sumatran Rhino, please do not risk such priceless iconic species which the world recognises us for. Sabah is the stronghold of orang-utans (11,000 with the majority located on the East Coast of Sabah).
We ask that instead of having a coal fired power plant, plans for the Kimanis Gas Plant which is suppose to generate 300MWs be put on the fast track. As it is the coal fired power plant will take 3 years to build the same for the the gas power plant.
Sir, we ask that you listen to our voices and take another closer look at this issue when we have alternatives such as gas and hydro which would not have the same negative effects as a coal fired power plant.
Your name or pseudonym.
Get this message out to as many people as possible, we need to let me know now how we feel or it will be too late. It takes a few hours before the post goes up.
All the best to all of us.