Saturday, 9 May 2009

Don’t fear nuke energy, academic tells Malaysians

This story appeared in The Star on Saturday May 9, 2009
KOTA KINABALU: Malaysians must overcome their averseness towards nuclear energy for the country to generate sufficient and reliable electricity, said Universiti Malaysia Sabah’s Dr Rosalam Sarbatly.
The dean of the school of engineering and information said that cheaper power generated from nuclear energy would enable the nation’s industries to compete with their Western counterparts.
He said the general reluctance among many Asian countries to harness nuclear energy was out of fear over possible accidents in nuclear power generation plants.
“This mentality has been set by the West but if we look at the situation critically, just how many such accidents have occurred?” he asked.
Dr Rosalam said Western nations wanted to spread fear about nuclear energy to enable them to have a competitive edge over developing countries like Malaysia.
His remarks came amid the frequent power blackouts in Sabah caused by a power production shortfall.

1 comment:

  1. I agree that we should adapt to changes as they come. Takkan nak jadi katak bawah tempurung...