IAEA Mission to Malaysia Finds Commitment to Nuclear Security, Encourages Training

January 23, 2023

Ah, when do we get the build it yourself nuclear stockpiles…

Dateline 2022-10-25, Mirage:

An International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) team said Malaysia was committed to improving its national nuclear security regime, including by strengthening coordination between relevant national authorities and by enhancing radiation detection capabilities at its borders. The team, which today concluded a nuclear security mission to the country, encouraged Malaysia to further develop some of its nuclear security plans and procedures, supported by a more comprehensive programme of training and exercises for nuclear security bodies.

Malaysia elected to IAEA Board of Governors

November 1, 2020

Yes, so begins Malaysia’s nuclear ambitions… maybe this was the cause of The Emerency?

Dateline 2020-09-27, The Star:

Malaysia has been elected to the Board of Governors of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) for the 2020-2022 term as a representative for Southeast Asia and the Pacific.

Wisma Putra said the decision was reached during the 64th regular session of the IAEA General Conference in Vienna, Austria on Thursday (Sept 24).

“Malaysia has served on the Board of Governors for nine terms since 1976.

“As a member of the Board, Malaysia is fully committed and will continue to support and work with the IAEA and Member States to ensure the potential of nuclear energy is used for peaceful purposes,” it said in a statement issued on Sunday (Sept 27).

Free Safety Standards E-Learning Course Launched

October 11, 2020

PSA. Though it is for the nuclear (known in Dune as atomic) industry.

Dateline 2020-09-09, Malaysia Sun:

The IAEA has launched a new online learning course specific to the IAEA safety standards in order to provide interested stakeholders a better understanding of the basis of the safety standards, how they are developed and how they are used and applied in the peaceful uses of nuclear applications.

“The newly developed e-learning course, The IAEA Safety Standards Overview, provides an ideal introduction to the purpose and scope of the IAEA safety standards,” said Juan Carlos Lentijo, Deputy Director General for Nuclear Safety and Security of the IAEA, adding that “the course highlights the safety objective and the ten safety principles that form the basis of the safety standards. The course also explains the hierarchy and structure of the safety standards series.”

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.