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Electricity generated by Bakun hydroelectric dam which slated to be operational by 2010 has been offered for sell to Indonesia said Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak.

“During my meeting with President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono, I made the offer to meet Kalimantan’s need for power and it was well received by him.

“The respective ministers from Malaysia and Indonesia will discuss this as well as on the laying of submarine cables to channel power from Bakun to the peninsula.

“The ministers will discuss to determine the path for the cables, 70% of which will be laid in Indonesian waters,” he told the Malaysian media at the end of his one-day official visit to Indonesia.

Reason for selling it to Indonesia.

Najib said Malaysia had decided to go ahead with the Bakun project to lessen the country’s dependence on energy generated by gas and coal.

The Prime Minister had also indicated the possibility of Malaysia importing power from Sumatra but Indonesia may not be able to meet the requirement for energy in the area.

“Since they could not fulfil the requirement, Indonesia could not export power to Malaysia. The people of Sumatra will not be too happy with this,” he said.