Dear Barisan Alternatif,
I really love the tropical country that is Malaysia. I superbly sayang Sabah, especially the Danum Valley area, in my few trips over to the Taman Negaras there, I've learnt to appreciate the fragility that is nature and also the amazing gifts God has given to us. So I understand the people's desire to stop the coal plant from being built. Any development, for sure, will have an impact on our precious environment.
Alas the very same people who don't want any power plant also complain when there is no electricity. So far as I can understand, the technology available to us doesn't allow electricity to be generated from nothing. So we're left with… errr… coal, nuclear or hydro. All have environmental impacts. Wind, solar and so called renewables also have environmental impact one you know – wind turbines cost a LOT a LOT of land area and a lot a lot of trees will have to go also.
So you see, if you want to oppose something, can there be an offer for an alternative? Because otherwise, this is quite annoying – like the opposition is forever jumping on the angry rakyat's reactions and using it to bulldoze their way into BN territory.
And if you don't come up with an alternative, then how can I trust that you will be a good government?
Aku sangat takut nak mengundi di Malaysia. Cos almost all politicians I know are merely championing their personal causes. I doubt they actually give a fuck about the rest of us minions here.