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Borak2 A/Tajuddin, Bakun, TEN dll.
By Mind Broker
11/9/2000 8:40 pm Mon
Menurut sumber2 "kroni NST" surat Kem Kewangan telah dihantar kpd Tajuddin
pada bulan Jun mengenai arahan mengasingkan tugas pengerusi dan CEO.
Ahmad Tajuddin tidak setuju dan memohon agar beliau dapat meneruskan kerja beliau hingga Ogos 31.
Menurut analis dari WI Carr, Leo Moggie tidak wajar mengumumkan kerajaan tidak akan menaikkan tarif elektrik di saat perlantikkan Jamaludin kerana ada desas
sebelumnya TEN bercadang menaikkan tarif pada hujung tahun ini - ini menyebabkan pelabur asing membeli saham TEN. Oleh itu pelabur2 ini merasa tertipu - maka
mereka meninggalkan kaunter saham. Kini saham TEN merosot 12% sejak Ahmad
Tan Sri Dr Ahmad Tajuddin menggantikan Ani Arope sejak Sept 1996.
Waktu sebelumnya ada blackout yang teruk melanda negara - maka Tan Sri
Ani Arope dikatakan diberhentikan kerana itu.
Tapi saya berpendapat itu bukan sebabnya. Sebab sebenar ialah kerana
pemaksaan membeli tenaga daripada Bakun. Projek Bakun ditenggelamkan pada 1990,
(sebab apa? pilihanraya kan??) tapi kemudian naik bising tahun 1993, (sebab BN
dah menang pilihanraya kan? kan?) tapi Ani Arope tidak bersetuju syarat2 TEN
membeli kuasa letrik Bakun dan sukusakat macam YTL yg sewaktu dengannya ini
sebab perjanjiannya nanti merugikan.
Padahnya, beliau dicampak keluar kononya untuk menaikkan kembali imej TEN yg
terjejas akibat blackout. Pembinaan empangan Bakun bermula bulan Mei 1996.
Tiga bulan kemudian Ani Arope digugurkan!. Bila Ahmad Tajuddin masuk -
semua fail2 SIAL besar kemungkinan hilang.... Tentu kita masih ingat, bila
PAS menang di Terengganu, lintang pukang pegawai2 datang nak ambil barang .... dan kemudian beberapa dokumen menghilang....
Rencana di bawah dipetik dari Yahoo - Dow Jones.
Monday, September 11 8:21 AM
Malaysia Ex Tenaga Chief Rules Out Pwr Sector Job-Report
KUALA LUMPUR (Dow Jones)--Malaysian power utility Tenaga Nasional Bhd.'s
(TENA.KL) former chief has ruled out the possibility of a role in the domestic power
industry for now, the local Business Times newspaper reported Monday.
Sunday, the local Star newspaper reported that Tenaga's former head Ahmad
Tajuddin Ali had declined an offer to head the company as chief executive and
president, because of a recent change in the company's management structure.
"A policy decision has been made for a change in the management structure at the
highest level in the company and specifically affecting my very role in the company,"
Ahmad Tajuddin was quoted as saying by the Business Times' report.
"To stay on means to carry over some of the legacies of the immediate past. I feel it is better for the company if there is a clean break. I would like the new leadership to take full charge and not to be encumbered with the sensitivities of my being around," he added.
Friday, Tenaga announced that Tajuddin had declined a proposal to return as its
chief executive and president.
Earlier this month, Tajuddin was replaced as chairman by politician Jamaluddin Jarjis.
Rencana Bakun dibawah ini dilampirkan untuk menunjukkan tarikh Bakun bermula.
For an extra 8% energy, is it worth it?
By Pak Din
THE controversial Bakun Hydro-Electric Project has come under severe
criticism from public-interest groups, including CAP and SAM, but the Govt
is bent on implementing it. These groups have raised important and pertinent
questions on the need for, viability and safety of, this mega-project but the
authorities have not responded adequately to the issues raised by them.
There has been no careful and serious consideration of the objections to the
project. On the other hand, the Govt and the main contractor, Ekran Bhd,
have recently launched an expensive public relations campaign to convince
the public on the soundness of this multi-billion ringgit project.
The manner in which the decision was taken by the Federal Cabinet to
implement this mega-project, and to award it to Ekran, raises serious
questions on the link between Big Business and Government, public
participation in the Govt decision-making process, government
accountability, and the conflict between the private economic interests of
political leaders and their public duty and responsibility. More fundamentally,
the decision to implement this project, regardless of its devastating
ecological consequences, reveals the level of Westernisation and
secularisation of the thinking and values of our leaders and their economic
and scientific advisors.
Although the Bakun dam project would have serious economic, social and
ecological consequences, there has been no public input into the Govt's
decision to embark on this expensive and ambitious venture. On 8 Sept
1993, the Federal Cabinet announced that it had approved this
mega-project and awarded it to Ekran, a company owned by Tan Sri Ting
Pek Khiing who has close links with some of our top political leaders. Until
then, no information on the project had been disclosed that would have
enabled the public to discuss and comment on the pros and cons of
The Govt claims that over the last 20 years, 26 feasibility studies have been
carried out relating to technical, economic and environmental aspects of the
project which show that it is viable and safe. The Govt has failed to explain
why it did not disclose the results of these studies to the public for it to
comment and make suggestions. It is also difficult to understand why, if the
studies had shown that the project was viable and safe, our Prime Minister,
Datuk Seri Dr Mahathir Mohamed, announced in June 1990 that the project
had been cancelled as part of Malaysia's contribution to global
conservation. Hardly three years later, the Govt has made a U-turn in its
policy and decided to approve the project. The Govt has yet to explain the
reason for its U-turn.
Giving the public-interest groups an opportunity to comment on the
Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) of distinct sections of the project
after awarding the contract to Ekran to implement it is of no value. Given the
magnitude of this project and the serious effects it would have on our
economy and ecology, the Federal Cabinet, before approving it, should
have given the public an opportunity to study and make representations on
it. There should have been public discussion on the economic benefits and
the social and environmental impacts flowing from the implementation of such
a mega-project. In the best tradition of a democratic society, the matter
should have been debated in Parliament before the Executive made its
decision to approve it. However sound the arguments of the public-interest
groups against implementing the project, can anyone seriously believe that
the Govt would cancel it after Ekran had spent millions of ringgit on
preliminary work? Thus, the right to comment on the EIAs is without any
substance and absolutely useless.
Big Business Influence
The Bakun issue highlights the enormous influence exercised by Big
Business on the Govt in developing and implementing mega-projects without
any public discussion on their merits. Public-interest groups had forcefully
argued, with facts and figures, against implementing the Bakun dam project
but Big Business disagreed and it is their voice that was heard in the
corridors of power.
Using figures issued by Tenaga Nasional Berhad, it has been repeatedly
demonstrated that there will be excess of supply of electricity in the future,
even without the projected supply from the Bakun dam. Also, given the vast
distance involved in transmitting the energy from Sarawak to West Malaysia
and the ensuing losses, it is agreed that the consumer will have to pay a
high cost for the electricity consumed, at least for the first 20 years after the
dam comes into operation. Despite these powerful arguments against the
project, Big Business and the Govt continue to sing the same old song that
"the Bakun project must go on to ensure ample supply of electricity for the
nation by the turn of the century.
The cost of implementing the project is estimated to be RM15 billion but the
problem of raising the capital to finance it has yet to be resolved. A joint
venture company, Bakun Hydro-Electric Corporation Sdn Bhd, led by Ekran
has been set up to undertake the project. The company is expected to be
listed on the stock exchange so that it can raise, at least, part of the capital
in the capital market. Since there is backing by the Govt for the project, the
Employees Provident Fund would, probably, be investing a sizeable portion
of the workers' savings in the company. Since Ekran has no experience in
building hydro-electric projects and no capital to undertake such an
expensive venture-with so many attendant risks, why was the project
awarded to it? The Govt must explain.
The Bakun project, it is generally agreed, will have a serious impact on the
ecology of that area. It would result in the destruction of eco-systems
located in an area of more than 70,000 hectares, that is, the size of
Singapore. Some 50 million cubic meters of vegetation will have to be
removed. Rivers will beS silted. There would be climatic changes in the area
and also diseases in the wetland habitats. Nearly 10,000 indigenous people
would be displaced and their culture, tradition and way of life destroyed.
These eco-systems have evolved over millions of years and contain a wide
variety of animals, birds, insects, plants, vegetation and water-sources, all
inter-linked and existing in harmony. They probably contain vast quantities
of genetic and biological resources which could be of great use to the future
generations. Therefore, it is sheer madness to sacrifice this unique and rich
natural heritage, which has taken such a long time to evolve, at the altar of
commerce and profits. The Bakun project, when it is operational in the year
2003, would generate 2,400 megawatts of electricity, which would constitute
only about 8% of the total primary energy supply by the year 2020. The
life-span of the dam, it has been estimated, would not exceed 50 years. In
the short term, Tan Sri Ting, the shareholders of Ekran, as well as their
political patrons will reap huge profits. But, the 1088 to the future generations
is inestimable and they would have to bear the cost of this great human folly.
The Bakun project is eloquent testimony of the mental enslavement of our
political elite and their advisors by the Western ideology of development
based on the desacralisation of nature, its conquest and subjugation to
satisfy the unlimited greed for money, profits and wealth of a small group of
men. Modern man has forgotten the organic link that exists between God,
man and nature. Man, armed with his Godless modern science and
technology, has become arrogant and self-centred and looks upon nature
and all other creations as objects to be exploited in his interest.
There will be many more Bakuns in the future resulting in the permanent
destruction of the eco-systems in our natural environment unless our elite--
politicians, planners, scientists and engineers--undergo a reeducation,
rejecting the Western secular attitude to nature as a hostile object to be
conquered and exploited andS adopting our traditional teachings which
consider man as the custodian of nature and not its destroyer.
Courtesy: Utusan Konsumer, Penang, Malaysia.
Muslimedia - April 1996-August 1996
Berikut pula kenyataan Lim Kit SIang, Pada Mac 1996:
Awal tahun ini (1996), Unit Perancang Ekonomi dan Kementerian Tenaga, Telekom dan Pos telah mengadakan satu
seminar mengenai empangan Bakun di mana Timbalan Ketua Pengarah EPU, Datuk Dr. Samsudin Hitam telah
mengemukakan keperluan tenaga letrik negara selepas tahun 2000 sebagai rasional di belakang pembinaan
projek empangan Bakun ini.
Angka-angka yang diberikannya menunjukkan bahawa keperluan tenaga negara kita hanya dapat dipenuhi
dengan mudah sehingga ke tahun 2,000, termasuk 35 peratus margin rezab.
Di Semenanjung, sejumlah 3,877MW kapasiti tambahan akan dikomision pada 1996-2000 berikutan dengan
siapnya beberapa projek. Antara projek utama yang dinyatakan termasuklah:
Berdasarkan alasan bahawa tidak ada sebarang kapasiti baru akan dikomision selepas tahun 2000, maka jumlah
kapasiti terpasang akan kurang dari kapasiti yang diperlukan termasuk 35 peratus margin rezab bermula pada
tahun 2000. Maka ini telah dijadikan rasional untuk perlaksanaan projek Bakun.
Bagaimanapun, kertas EPU tidaklah jujur, kerana ia tidak mengambil kira rancangan masa kini untuk
mengeluarkan kapasiti baru selepas tahun 2000 , kerana kapasiti terpasang Tenaga Nasional Bhd akan
bertambah sebanyak 4000MW dari tahun 2000 ke 2005 melalui dua logi kuasa batu arang di Yan, Kedah dan
Lumut. Kedua-dua logi ini dijangka akan dimulakan kerja pembinaan mereka hujung tahun 1996.
Selanjutnya, Laporan Tahunan Tenaga Nasional 1995 meramalkan penambahan kapasiti penjanaan sebanyak
7,000MW antara tahun 2,001 dan 2,005, dengan margin rezab antara 25 peratus ke 30 peratus.
Bagaimana pula dengan kapasiti penjanaan IPP yang sedia ada serta yang baru antara tahun 2000 dan 2005?
Komen: Dulu kita ada dengar TEN merungut kerana rugi kerana perjanjian
membeli tenaga itu menyebabkan TEN terpaksa bayar walaupun tidak memerlukan....
TEN boleh rugi, tetapi kroni keparat untung memanjang.... CUba tengok betapa istimewanya kroniputra YTL - inilah dia dasar bangsatnya UMNO kepada bangsa dan negara..... tetapi mereka masih nak berpura2.