Kuala Besut students win nuke energy contest

July 8, 2018

It’s news like this that makes one take a look at their legacy, their mark on this earth. Congratulations, you!

Dateline 2018-06-03, The Star:

Even though they began with zero knowledge of nuclear energy, three secondary school students made Malaysia proud when they emerged champions in the Human Resource Development for Nuclear Power competition organised by the International Atomic Energy Agency in Gyenongju, South Korea, on May 30.

Safyyah Muhammad Nasir, 16, Muhammad Syazwan Mat Sidik, 17, and Muhammad Anuar Abd Ghani, 17, from SMK Kuala Besut, Terengganu won with their project “100 Things About Nuclear Science And Life”.

The trio produced a computer game application which could channel information on nuclear science and the uses of nuclear energy in everyday life.

 

 


Nuclear Techniques in Achieving SDGs: IAEA and Malaysia Host Seminar

November 5, 2017

Dateline 2017-10-13, IAEA:

More than 200 participants took a hard look at nuclear science and technology and how it could help them achieve their development objectives during the IAEA’s first ever national roundtable seminar on the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Held in Malaysia last month, the event involved officials from government, academia and non-governmental organizations and focused on several areas, including nuclear techniques for water resources and environment conservation and nuclear technology for the promotion of sustainable agriculture.


Public understanding vital before embarking on nuclear power programme

May 11, 2017

Dateline 2017-04-30, Astro Awani:

While the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) has certified Malaysia’s readiness to “make an informed decision” on introducing nuclear power, there remains a question mark over whether the public is ready to embrace this particular alternative energy source.

Many are haunted by the disaster that struck the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant in Japan in March 2011 following a massive earthquake and tsunami, as well as the Chernobyl nuclear power plant in Ukraine where an accident in 1986 caused radiation-related fatalities.

 


IAEA team to review Malaysia’s nuclear energy infrastructure

November 19, 2016

Dateline 2016-10-06, The Sun Daily:

International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) experts will be in the country next week to conduct the first Integrated Nuclear Infrastructure Review (INIR), says Malaysia Nuclear Power Corp (MNPC) CEO Mohd Zamzam Jaafar.

He said the 12 experts, mostly from the IAEA headquarters in Vienna, Austria, would review Malaysia’s state of preparedness for nuclear energy development, from Oct 10 to 17.

“Malaysia is almost there (for nuclear energy development) but there are still certain things that need to be done,” he said, adding they included the tabling of a nuclear energy bill and identifying a site for the nuclear energy programme.

Mohd Zamzam told a media briefing here yesterday that the outcome of Malaysia’s INIR review would be out by year-end, and was optimistic it would be a positive review.

He said Malaysia had also submitted its self-assesment to IAEA, with all the necessary documents, in May this year.

On nuclear programme awareness in Malaysia, Mohd Zamzam said most Malaysians had negative impression when they hear the word ‘nuclear’.

“MNPC will conduct education programmes to spread information on nuclear energy for power generation,” he said, adding that, currently, nuclear energy in Malaysia was only used in the medical and agricultural sectors.

MNPC, he said, forecast that Malaysia would only be able to have its own nuclear programme for energy generating purposes after 2030.


Peaceful uses of nuclear technology for socio-economic development: Nancy Shukri

November 13, 2016

A blue ocean for tech safety practitioners in Malaysia?

Dateline 2016-09-28, NST:

Malaysia as a member of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) has enjoyed a longstanding and mutually beneficial partnership with the agency in the application of peaceful uses of nuclear technology for socio-economic development.

Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department Datuk Nancy Shukri said IAEA played a vital role in promotion of peaceful applications of nuclear science and technology in helping member states closer to achieving developmental goals and priorities.

“As a member of IAEA since 1969, Malaysia is intensifying its role and contribution to global peace, security and development from being a recipient country to sharing its expertise and experiences with other countries,” she said while attending the 60th Regular Session of the IAEA General Conference in Vienna, Austria.