Thursday, June 30, 2011


KUALA LUMPUR (June 29, 2011): PENANG Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng (DAP-Bagan) welcomed the federal government’s decision to exempt Pakatan Rakyat controlled states from enforcement of the Solid Waste and Urban Cleansing Management Act 2007.

The powers to manage the state’s solid waste and urban cleansing system will remain with the respective local councils.

In a written response to Lim (pix) in the Dewan Rakyat, the Housing and Local Council Ministry confirmed that the Act will be enforced from Sept 1, after several delays over the past years, with the last being in March this year.

Under the Act, management of solid waste will be privatised by the federal government and handled by several companies which have been appointed through limited tenders.

“The main criteria on appointment of the companies include its technical and financial capabilities, as well experience in relevant fields.

“Service charges paid to the companies will be based on fees collected from each premises and it is expected to be the most competitive as well as at par with the quality of services offered,” said the ministry.

However, it said the actual rate will only be announced once the agreement has been finalised.

Lim had asked the government for an update on the privatisation process which was reportedly delayed due to unresolved “technical issues”.

He also enquired about criteria for the appointed concessionaires and the final cost for all services offered.

Source: The Sun

Tuesday, June 28, 2011


The Langkawi International Dialogue delegates visited RESB last monday. One of the delegates, Christopher M B Pastakia, Environmental Planning and Management Advisor, UK remarked at the end of the visit: “I am speechless that this can be done.....using waste to generate electricity for the industries and homes in the community."

Early this month, the MD and Advisor of Recycle Energy Sdn Bhd, was in Chicago, US to receive a prestigious award from POWER magazine, a mag that is older than National Geographic. You can read about this HERE


The Award was also featured HERE

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Tuesday, June 21, 2011



Bernama 21June 2011

By Choong En Han

Impressed by how a Malaysian company has managed to turn waste into energy, African countries will now take back the experience, which they believe, can be the solution to managing waste back home in their respective countries.

“We are still using landfills to dump our rubbish and we certainly don’t have anything close to this back home. Perhaps we can follow a similar path and integrate the same soluntion in our country,” said Zimbawe Ministry of Transport, Communications and Infrastructural Development Secretary, Partson Mbirri.

He expressed surprised at the existence of the waste Management Plant (Recycled Energy Sdn Bhd, RESB) which one would expect only existed in a developed country, he said that initial capital may be needed but this is the way forward.

Mbirri was part of the 9th Langkawi International Dialogue (LID2011) delegation which visited Core Competencies whose RESB plamt in Semenyih, Selangor, converts municipal waste into electricity.

The company operates an integrated soloid waste management system that recovers 80% of its raw waste in the form of reusable items and an industrial fuel which generates electricity.

RESB Chairman Datuk Dr Mohamed Ariffin Hajio Aton said the self-sustainable plant received between 550 tonnes and 650 tonnes of municipal waste per day from Kajang and Cheras, generating between 5.5 and 8.5 megawatts of electricity, daily.”

“The plant is capable of handling up to 1000 tonnes of waste everyday. The organization is currently in the midst of negotiating the setting up of similar plant in batu Pahat, Johore.”

“When the Feed-in-Tariff is in place, hopefully by September, our revenue from power generation will probably double due to the revised power rates at which the national grid operator will buy (electricity) from us,” Datuk Mohamed Ariffin said.

He welcomed potential tie-up with African parties. Core Competencies is currently in talks with prospective partners in China, Cambodia, Indonesia and Vietnam.

Saturday, June 11, 2011


After the meltdown at the reactor in Fukushima, Japan, governments around the world were quick to review their nuclear programmes. Germany has said it will decommission all 27 of its nuclear power stations by 2022.

Our government seems to do the opposite and is steaming ahead with an ambitious nuclear programme.

So are we really concerned about our environment or am I being overly pessimistic? Caring for the environment is a collective responsibility.


Wednesday, June 1, 2011


GERMANY’S reputation as an advanced first-world country is indisputable! The country’s maintenance culture and quality products are best-in-class.

Germany said it would close all of its 17 nuclear reactors by 2022, a sharp policy reversal that will make it the first major economy to quit atomic power in the wake of the nuclear crisis in Japan. What do you think? Is the plan an over-reaction to recent events in Japan? Can nuclear energy be safe and reliable, in a world of unforseen natural disasters and purposeful hacker attacks? Are safe, sustainable alternative forms of energy ready to fuel the needs of the industrialized world? HERE


I ask my favorite question again: How can we manage nuclear waste when we are struggling with simple municipal waste. Our answer, according to the the Ministry is build and dump our wastes into more landfills! With our below par third-world maintenance mentality, how can Malaysia aspire go nuclear when we can’t even manage an above-board agreement with the Independent Power Producer. How can we even dare to think out of the box when we have clowns telling the whole world that increase in oil prices is all because of climate change, thus burdening us with an increased power tariffs. We are forever lowering standards, like bringing down the pass mark for Add Maths to 15% and lowering other marks so that we can say we got students that can achieve 19As.

Dang! We don’t need a nuclear disaster to finish us off…..we are already in self-destruct mode!