Hornbill Unleashed

February 26, 2014

Brunei eyes equity in Lawas hydro project

Filed under: Dams,Politics — Hornbill Unleashed @ 7:00 AM
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FMT Staff

Several business sectors being explored for enhanced cooperation that would mutually benefit the neighbours

The Sarawak government is in discussions with Brunei on electricity supply, telecommunication, tourism and air connectivity.

Second Resources Planning and Environment Minister Awang Tengah Ali Hassan said the neighbouring country had shown interest in the state’s hydroelectric development and energy sector.

“They had expressed their interest, particularly in the upcoming hydro project in Lawas. They are looking at equity,” said Awang Tengah.

He added that apart from hydro power, both countries were seeking mutual understanding on the interconnection of transmission lines while finding ways to merge the usage of telecommunication lines.

He was speaking to reporters after attending Brunei’s 30th anniversary of independence celebration at a leading hotel here on Sunday night.

Both governments, he said, had already set up working committees to seek collaboration in tourism related activities such as the regatta and other cultural exchange programmes.

“In terms of air connectivity, Brunei Airlines has wide connectivity to outside countries while we have the advantage of the rural areas. Measures must be taken so both sides can benefit from this situation,” he said.

The state administration, he added, was also open to Brunei’s participation in the state’s halal hub in Tanjung Manis, the largest designated area for halal food production, involving a total of 77,000 hectares.

“The state is always looking for investors to operate there,” he explained.

Awang Tengah said the state government was also considering using districts bordering the sultanate, such as Miri, Limbang and Lawas, as farming centres.


  1. It would not be any monetary benefits but they can bestow plentiful of honorary titles to those lust for power and add titles to their names.

    Comment by loyarburok — February 26, 2014 @ 2:34 PM | Reply

  2. So much for Taib’s empty rhetoric of Sarawak for Sarawakians. In practice, Taib’s lackeys are busy selling ownership of Sarawak’s vital resources to foreign governments like Brunei. If there is so much power that they can afford to export it to Brunei, why can’t they afford to lower Sarawakians’ electricity rate?

    If the Sarawak government officially stands for religious freedom, why is it doing back-door promotion of only one religion, Islam, by using public funds to back the religiously-based halal hub and pay the fat salaries of all the worthless mullahs who will rubber stamp all the products, magically transforming them into “holy” food fit for consumption by purer-than-pure holier-than-thou superior Islamic beings?

    Comment by Hornbill Leashed and Gagged — February 26, 2014 @ 11:54 AM | Reply

    • Come on lah you are giving them too much glory for calling them Superior Islamic beings. I wouldn’t even consider those jakim, perkasa, isma and those worthless mullahs as human beings!

      As for the halal hub, that is one of the islamization initiative to convert covertly the majority Christians into non pork and kasam babi eating Dayaks!

      Comment by brian — February 26, 2014 @ 5:02 PM | Reply

  3. This is talk only to promote his Lawas Damned dam.

    Comment by brian — February 26, 2014 @ 10:34 AM | Reply

  4. How much Brunei can contribute except for monetary investment which is also not much. The population is small and they come to Sarawak and Sabah to do shopping because of exchange rate.As for tourism, no need to promote to Brunei because they will come automatically for weekend business and entertainment. With the coming of Hudud law in Brunei, this is already a big promoter for tourism to Malaysia.

    Comment by ali — February 26, 2014 @ 7:33 AM | Reply

    • If the Hudud law being implemented we would expect reduction or elimination of entertainment in that nation Hurray ! Sabah and Sarawak are ready to accommodate their need for leisure and entertainment. Both Sabah and Sarawak need to widen their migration doors to welcome them.

      Comment by loyarburok — February 26, 2014 @ 7:44 PM | Reply

      • No! Sarawak should slam the door shut and let those hypocritical cowards enjoy life in a shariah paradise 24/7 with nowhere near to let off steam..

        Comment by Hornbill Leashed and Gagged — February 27, 2014 @ 10:24 AM | Reply

        • You are such a mean person to shut the white caps wearers in their own self created prison.In Miri,Limbang,Kota Kinabalu there are much entertainment outlets like massage saloons to release tension,karaoke bars,good food and wines. You need to show a little kindness to them. They get bonkers if they are imprisoned for too long.

          Comment by loyarburok — February 27, 2014 @ 8:11 PM | Reply

          • Showing kindness to them is useless because Islam does not extend the Golden Rule to lowly filthy najis kafir. You give, the purer-than-pure holier-than-thou Superior Chosen People will only take, there will not be any reciprocation. They made their own prison, so let them stay in it to demonstrate their total commitment to, and the superiority of, the Islamic way of life to the surrounding lowly filthy najis kafir.

            Comment by Hornbill Leashed and Gagged — February 28, 2014 @ 11:25 AM

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