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Nuclear power too costly and risky, says Harapan

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The Pakatan Harapan coalition has opposed the government’s plans to set up a nuclear power infrastructure in Malaysia, saying that it is too risky and costly.

In addition, it said, the government has a poor track record when it comes to mega-projects, such as the Sultan Mizan Zainal Abidin Stadium that collapsed in 2009 and again in 2013.

“We are concerned that such tragedy would repeat itself if there are mistakes or negligence during construction and operation, in addition to the risk of graft,” PKR’s Kuantan MP Fuziah Salleh, Amanah central committee member Dr Dzulkefly Ahmad and DAP’s Klang MP Charles Santiago said in a joint statement today.

They were responding to thge announcement by Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department, Nancy Shukri, on Tuesday that a International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) report had concluded that Malaysia has the knowledge base to make an informed decision about introducing nuclear power in the country.