Malaysia nuclear plant plan on hold

MALAYSIA - The government has yet to make a final decision on the proposal to build a nuclear power plant in the country, said Energy, Green Technology and Water Minister Datuk Seri Peter Chin Fah Kui.

He told the house during question time that various studies need to be carried out to look into the ability and readiness of the country to manage a nuclear plant.

"My ministry invited several consultants in July to get advice on implementing public education and awareness programmes. But based on the government's advice, the programme was not carried out," he said in reply to a question from Charles Santiago (DAP-Klang).

Chin said the ministry had suggested that such programmes be carried out early and continually to find out if Malaysians wanted nuclear power.