Thursday, July 29, 2010

Re-Look Into DEIA Report

Bernama, Thursday, July 29, 2010 15:21 PM

KOTA KINABALU, July 29 (Bernama) -- There will be a re-look into the Detailed Environmental Impact Assessment (DEIA) report on the proposed coal-fired power plant in Lahad Datu, Chief Minister Datuk Seri Musa Aman said Thursday.

He said he would ask state tourism, culture and environment minister Datuk Masidi Manjun to look into the DEIA to ensure it was properly done.

This followed allegations the DEIA was faulty and ridden with mistakes, Musa told reporters after opening the country's largest palm oil technology expo, Palmex 2010, here.

He was commenting on news reports on non-governmental organisations (NGOs) here, which claimed the DEIA was faulty and should be re-done.

On Wednesday, Green SURF (Sabah Unite to Re-Power the Future), a coalition lobbying for cleaner energy options for Sabah, wanted the DEIA report re-done, claiming some of its baseline data collections were inappropriate.

It said, the mistakes included comparison with the wrong ecosystem, mention of species foreign to Borneo and misrepresentation of the Orang Tidong and Orang Sungai who were classified as being of Indonesian origin.

The non-governmental coalition and state agencies were engaged in a DEIA panel meeting here on Tuesday.

According to Green SURF, on the basis the report was a scientifically inadequate representation of the area, the DEIA should be rejected by the department of environment.


Jonny said...

Saya rasa laporan tersebut harus dibuat semula.

Ted Medresher said...

it seems the government will not simply approve this proposal without taking into consideration the voices of the various parties who against the proposal.

zaimi said...

laporan tersebut memang perlu dinilai agar keputusan yang terbaik dan tepat dapat dibuat. saya mengharapkan kerajaan dapat membuat keputusan yang akan membawa kebaikan kepada semua.

Bi said...

Laporan tersebut bukan shj perlu di nilai oleh kerajaan tetapi juga perlu dinilai oleh pelbagai pihak, hal ini bagi mengelak adanya perbincangan mengenai perkara ini.

mandau said...

isu ini telah lama dibahaskan, harap, biarlah keputusan yang diambil adalah yg terbaik.

mandau said...

bagi laporan iti, biarlah ia dibuat dgn baik dan tepat.

Boten_Trish said...

Looks like the report is not accurate. Good call on re-look on it and had it re-done.

eika said...

good action, to re look into DEIA report.