No nuclear plant in Penang – Guan Eng

Posted on July 23, 2012. Filed under: Uncategorized |

The Malay Mail by A. Sangeetha

DAP secretary-general Lim Guan Eng hopes the federal government will not built a nuclear power plant in Kedah, one of the seven potential sites said to have been identified for the development.

Although Penang was not one of the potential sites mentioned, Lim said the state has always been clear of its position against nuclear energy.

“If Kedah as a Pakatan Rakyat state decided to allow the proliferation of nuclear power plant, then they deserve to be changed,” Lim said.

To prove his point, Lim said he had written to Energy, Green Technology and Water Minister Datuk Seri Peter Chin Fah Kui to expressed the objection.

“That is why Penang is not one of the potential sites. We have been against the building of nuclear power plants for a long time,” he said, commenting on Malaysian Coalition Against Nuclear’s (MyCan) statement recently that the federal government had identified seven potential sites for the twin-unit nuclear power plants. The spokeperson Dr Ronald McCoy said the seven sites are located in four states – one in Kedah and two each in Perak, Terengganu and Johor.

“In Penang, we care for the people’s health and the environment. We will never sacrifice these for profits. I am sure Kedah state government will object to it,” he said.

Earlier, Lim said Penang Island Municipal Council (MPPP) spent RM1.1 million to beautify the heritage area in George Town with 52 caricature sculptures depicting the ‘voices of the people’.

“Though the sculptures are black, they add colour to the heritage area. It tells the unique stories of Penang and anyone can understand it regardless of race or age,” he said.

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