No nuclear power please, we are Malaysians

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Even as countries around the world are switching to renewable energy, Malaysia is gearing towards a potential nuclear
disaster.

At a recent event organised by the Asian Strategy and Leadership Institute (ASLI), a speech by Datuk Mah Siew Keong, Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department, reportedly urged critics of nuclear energy to keep an “open mind” since the government had decided to table the Atomic Energy Regulatory Bill in parliament later this year.

The report left me open-mouthed. When I got to the part where the Minister claimed that the nuclear debate revolves around three groups – those who are vocally for it, those who know absolutely nothing about it and those who believe in it as long as it is not in their backyard – my mouth opened wider.


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