Aluminium Smelter in Bintulu
Based on the above article, one learned person said in FB: Who said Sarawak don’t have anything ? Sarawak has the largest Aluminium Smelter Plant in South East Asia ! Electricity demand 1,300MW (54% of Bakun Dam supply) ! Without Bakun Dam, do you think that any investor want to invest this plant in Sarawak ? I don’t think any leader in PR and DAP has this kind of vision !
I am not sure any politician has any vision at all when come to pollution that could come from the smelter. Sure safe this smelter and no pollutant to affect our health? Can guarantee if something bad happen can claim life-time benefit?
(Aluminium Smelter Pollution in China)
Anyway, what kind of job created here and how many jobs? I have no idea of it. Senior post will be occupied by Sarawakian or West Malaysian? So if got job never mind about pollutant and you won’t die straight away?
I am not sure why investor so stupid to bring raw materials of so safe industry all the way from Australia incurring so much cost and do it here in Bintulu so primitive when compared to Australia? The residue of the smelter so safe also should be valuable to the investor and make no sense why they want to leave the residue behind in Sarawak. Make no sense at all.
They still have to transport back finished product incurring transportation cost. Someone having management or account or finance degree should advise them it is not cost effective to do it in Bintulu. They should employ Sarawakian to advise them on this.
Sarawak has no aluminum ore. Why spend so much money set up one in Bintulu wasting so much set up cost? Australian just might protest for bringing so huge smelter away from Australia losing so many jobs which could feed so many Australian. Again, it makes no sense at all.
May be we should be thankful for Australian company to invest in Malaysia causing so many jobs lost in Australia and creating so many jobs here. Or is it because of pollution Australian say NO to the smelter so they come to Bintulu? May be I am wrong with my limited knowledge. The company must be God-like kind, pray for the good and kind company.
State election is just 7 days away, candidates are busy soliciting supporting votes while public goes on with own life and occasionally talk about state election at kopitiam with friends over a cup of kopi or a plate of kampua.
Some worried about losing loyal voters owing to misunderstanding or internal problem or power struggle. They started estimating how many votes they could secure and how many votes will be ‘going astray’. Final estimation might give them many sleepless nights or nice sleeps but many didn’t realise that a loss of loyal voter to the other political camp is not merely losing a vote. In fact, it is a loss of two votes.
You might wonder how can that be true? It is quite simple. You are losing a vote for yourself and at the same time the other party gain a vote therefore a total of two (2) votes. However, if a loyal voter not happy with you but he or she just decide not to vote then it is a loss of only 1 vote for you and the other party gain no extra vote.
With that in mind therefore, all candidates should make sure loyal voters would continue to vote for you or don’t vote at all.
Dialysis Centre To Meet Ministry of Health requirement or face close down on 1 May 2011
The MCA Health Minister Datuk Sri Liow said there are more than 600 dialysis centre in Malaysia and only 200+ can meet the requirement of Ministry Of Health. He wants dialysis centre to meet the requirement or close down. He also mentioned only about 80 dialysis doctors in Malaysia and one of the requirement is each centre must have a doctor. How to do that?
Isn’t it the duty of the Ministry of Health to assist all these centre in term of man power and financial support to provide decent services to the unfortunate dialysis patients? If these centre must close down then how soon can government come up with decent centre to take in these patients?
Perhaps Malaysian government should come up with the proper and decent dialysis centre in each General hospital to provide the free or low cost services. If Datuk Sri Liow could not do that where can these patients go? Hopefully this issue will not be an issue in Sarawak state election.
First thing Malaysian government should do is to ‘produce’ another 400+ dialysis specialist to supervise these centres in order to meet the Ministry of Health requirement. But could this be achieved in 1 month as Datuk Sri Liow gives them up to May 1 to comply. Unless centres can share one specialist doctor?
Malaysian Government Lift Ban On Bible For East Malaysian Only
After reading the news, I do not know what to say to such 10 points solution. If foreigners going to read such news won’t they find it strange to have ‘double standard’ on bible? East and West Malaysia standards? We talk about 1-Malaysia definitely Malaysian government can do better than that by just using the treatment for East Malaysian applying to all Malaysian Christians. Right?
Some considered such 10 points solution given to East Malaysian as State Election gift while others perceived Malaysian government changed of heart suddenly just to avoid the issue affecting state election results.