Another example of how people just can't tell the difference. I don't think I need to say any more.
The full story, in case Star Online realises its mistake, goes like this:
Go-ahead for Sabah-Johor undersea electricity cable
By STEPHEN THEN
MIRI: At least 10,000 megawatts of electricity from the RM6bill-Bakun hydro-electric dam project in central Sarawak will be supplied to peninsula Malaysia so that every states there will have adequate and uninterrupted supply of power for households and industries.
The Cabinet has decided that the undersea-power transmission cable project between the southern tip of Sarawak and Johor must proceed so that energy from Bakun can be channeled via the bed of the South China Sea to Johor and then to the rest of peninsula Malaysia.
Energy, Green Technology and Water Minister Datuk Peter Chin Fah Kui said the Cabinet during its recent meeting agreed that it would be better to undertake the undersea-power cable project rather than to continue building new power plants in the peninsula states.
''Over the long term, it will be more economical and viable to transmit power from Bakun to peninsula Malaysia even though the undersea-cable project would be very costly.
''This project will ensure that folks in peninsula Malaysia get constant and adequate supply of electricity at a rate that would be much better compared to what they will have to pay if we (Government) were to allow more power plants to be build in the states in the peninsula.
''The costs of having to build more power plants in peninsula states will be much more as compared to the costs of the undersea-cable project,'' he said when interviewed after presenting grants for minor projects at the Sarawak United People's Party here.
Chin said that the 10,000 MWs from Bakun should be enough to meet the needs of the whole of the peninsula, but stressed that the amount could be increased as and when the needs arise.
The great benefit of hydro-power is that it can be increased when needed, he said, pointing out that Sarawak itself will have an abundant source of hydro-power that will be enough to meet not just the nation's needs, but also the needs of regional countries.
Asked who will handle the undersea-cable project, Chin said a joint-venture would be undertaken by Tenaga Nasional Bhd and Sarawak Elctricity Board to carry out the job.
The cost of the undersea-cable project has not been finalised as yet, he said, adding that the rates at which power would be sold to the peninsula is also being worked out.
Bakun is expected to be operational by 2011.
''Sarawak will sell to Kalimantan, Sabah and even the southern Philippines as well because there will be much electricity to be generated not only from Bakun, but also from the other hydro-dams that will be build under the Sarawak Corridor of Renewable Energy (SCORE) project,'' he said.
Chin said Sarawak will have the capacity to generate electricity reserve of up to 28,000 Mws from the SCORE project.