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.