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At present, there are no formal mechanisms within Sarawak allowing for small industries and homes that produce renewable power for their own consumption to sell any surplus power generated to the state’s main grid. Some critics believe this counters the government’s principles of actively encouraging the adoption of green energy solutions...


Blessed with an abundance of hydro, coal and gas resources that one would be hard pressed to find elsewhere, the state of Sarawak has a comparative advantage that is successfully being leveraged to produce bulk power at competitive prices in order to attract capital-intensive investments in heavy industry.

What are the incentives attracting foreign investors in heavy industry, and how can Sarawak capitalise on strong trade ties between Japan and Malaysia?


The case could be made that no other state in Malaysia is of as much current and historical importance to the country’s on and offshore hydrocarbons industry than Sarawak. The Sarawak basin is one of Malaysia’s richest geological areas for hydrocarbons development, particularly natural gas. It was here that Malaysia’s first oil well, the...


Supplying more than one-third of the world’s total crude palm oil (CPO), according to US Energy Information Administration figures, Malaysia has traditionally used only a small fraction of what is produced as a feedstock for biodiesel, opting instead to export most of its output. Slowly and surely, however, local biofuel production has been on...

How are industry players scaling up production to meet demand, and what competitive advantages does Sarawak hold for heavy industries?

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