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Scientific knowledge, radioactive waste - Dr M explains anti-nuclear stance

Shakira Buang

Putrajaya had been mulling the use of nuclear energy with a view to building a power plant after 2030 but the plan was promptly abandoned after Pakatan Harapan under Prime Minister Dr Mahathir Mohamad took over the federal government.

Explaining his aversion to using nuclear energy in Malaysia, Mahathir said he was concerned that Malaysians did not have sufficient scientific knowledge to manage a nuclear power plant and also to deal with its waste...

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