Why was 30MW of Geothermal FIT Quota allocated via direct negotiation to Tawau Green Energy (TGE) which is majority owned by Sabah UMNO leaders?

Media Statement by Dr. Ong Kian Ming, MP for Serdang, on the 2nd of May, 2014

FiT Quotas in Malaysia are in high demand because of their limited number and the potential financial returns from renewal energy. The E-FIT system developed by the Sustainable Energy Development Authority (SEDA), using many millions of ringgit, is supposed to provide a more transparent platform to allocate FIT Quotas across the various categories including biogas, biomass, hydro and solar PV.

However, a recent decision by the Ministry of Energy, Green Technology and Water (KeTTHA), shows that the E-FIT system has been replaced by direct negotiation in the awarding of 30MW of geothermal energy to the Sabah based Tawau Green Energy (TGE).

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