Bakun Dam. Mahathir & Taib Mahmud stealing timber

The whole 15 Billion Ringgit Bakun dam project (Supposed to produce 2400 M w) was conceived by corrupt Mahathir to steal the 10 Billion ringgit worth of Timber from the Chief Minister of Sarawak Taib Mahmud who owns all the Timber in Sarawak .

The timber from the forest the size of Singapore ( otherwise would be extracted by the CM) is now stolen by  Mahathir as Bakun is a federal project. Mahathir asked his favorite crony Ting Pek King to extract the Timber. Ting Pek King subcontracts the extraction to Hii Cham Pee who underreported the volume extracted thereby cheating Ting. Mr.Hii subsequently had a high profile court case with Ting. That is another story.

 Now Bakun can provide enough electricity to supply Sarawak  need 4 times over. Yet Taib Mahmud wants to build another dam Murun. Why ? Taib company CMS is producing the cement! And he also controls and profit from the steel imports ! Now Sarawak electrical company Sesco is now privatized and owned by the CM Taib and his ministers who call it Sarawak Synergy Bhd. Taib does not want to buy the electricity from Bakun because of his Timber 10 billion worth was stolen by Mahathir, therefore he wanted to build another 900 M v Murun dam upstream from Bakun costing 5 billion (1/3 the size of Bakun) Now Murun is 10% completed and need more funds which international banks will not lend to Taib company Sarawak Synergy because it is privately owned by Taib and his cabinet. So Taib now wants to reverse privatize the Sarawak synergy company after striping the assets to the government of Sarawak and then obtain loans from foreigners. So they say Rio Tinto an Australian co is interested to use the Bakun electricity which is not true. Then they say a Chinese co maybe keen. This is a lie as the federal groups now realize Bakun is becoming a white elephant.

Now the 600 mile cable from Bakun to west Malaysia has to pass 70% of the way   near few islands owned by Indonesia and only 30% of the way is Malaysia owned. So Indonesia has not given permission and is also not keen on to buy Bakun electricity as it cannot afford. There is not a single company in the world who can make a 600 mile long cable. The electricity loss would be tremendous. (80 %?) and the earth quakes would break the cable. Sabotage and damage due to ships anchors and other passing ships have to be factored in. I would not be surprised Bakun will produce electricity in few years time but remain a white elephant – much to the credit of the reeckless and corrupt PM Mahathir with many stupid ideas and corrupted CM of Sarawak Taib Mahmud who is reputed to be one of the richest men on earth. 

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