DIRTY BUSINESS AS USUAL DURING A CLIMATE CRISIS?

Press statement by Kua Kia Soong, SUARAM Adviser 24 Sept 2019

During the week when the whole world was marching for change to address the climate emergency, was there outrage among Malaysians over the shocking “business as usual” article by Mangai Balasegaram, “We’re polluting the air to generate power we don’t need”? (The Star, 22 Sept 2019)

Mangai was highlighting the abominable RM3.5bil contract awarded to Tadmax Resources to develop a coal-fired power plant in Pulau Indah, Klang:

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TOWERING HYPOCRISY ABOVE A TRILLION RINGGIT DEBT HOLE

Press statement by Kua Kia Soong, SUARAM Adviser 18 July 2018

After the alarmist alert over the country’s RM1 trillion national debt and the tear-jerking calls for patriotic citizens to donate to Tabung Harapan to plug this debt hole, we are now told that a new tallest skyscraper, “Tower M” is to be built to dwarf the soon-to-be tallest TRX 106 (“Tower N”?). So, whatever happened to the call for austerity in government spending and the need to cut down on grandiose schemes? No prizes for guessing where the money for this latest white elephant will come from…

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