1Malaysia is ... when everybody, every state, every child in this country has access to what everyone else has.In the case of Sarawak, schools and homes in the interior get their electricity supply mostly from generators. Costlier diesel is a problem and some 400 rural schools may have to contend with 14.5 hours of electricity. The good news is these schools can now have access to 24-hr "green" power. Yes, round the clock. Like your school and mine. Which means soon homes in these very rural areas will also have 24-hr electricity. Like your home in Perlis and mine in Puchong. Something most of us take for granted.
|The March 8, 2011 report|
Here is where the good news is coming from: A pilot project conducted since last November on a school in Kapit, Sarawak by the Ministry of Education in collaboration with the Public Works Department, University Malaysia Sarawak and the private sector has confirmed that we now have the technology, the equipment,and the means** to upgrade all the generators so they can provide round-the-clock electricity to some 400 schools in the state's interior (the school in Kapit's a nearly 10-hr journey from Kuching by road and river). At no extra cost. In fact, if I read the report dated March 8 correctly, the government will save some, including the environment!
** I'm sure we also have the political will do make this happen. But that's for the relevant politicians, like DPM and Minister of Education Muhyiddin Yassin and the Chief Minister Taib Mahmud, to answer.