Dateline 2015-10-13, Malaysia Reserve:
The revised Atomic Energy Regulatory Bill, which would pave the way for Malaysia’s use of nuclear energy for power generation, will be tabled at the next Dewan Rakyat sitting, according to sources.
The controversial bill is expected to be tabled in the last two days before the sitting ends on Dec 3, said people familiar with the revision.
The paper is being finalised by a special unit under the Prime Minister’s Department and its Minister Datuk Mah Siew Keong is expected to present it.
“The timing will be appropriate as Malaysia wants to deploy nuclear energy to meet rising energy demands and to diversify its energy sources,” a source told The Malaysian Reserve.