By Arveent Kathirtchelvan The following article is a reply to YB Wong Tack’s comment on Australian High Commissioner to Malaysia, Andrew Goledzinowski. Legislative Proof YB Wong probably thinks he has cornered the Australian High Commissioner to Malaysia by using such fancy words as corporate malfeasance but let me counter his arguments by a simpler term: … Continue reading Wong Tack Disappoints Again on Lynas
By Arveent Kathirtchelvan I am not even surprised anymore at how seemingly nobody is doing their due diligence in learning about Lynas before commenting on it. Since I have extensively covered this topic factually in Liberasi, let me take a different route in replying to Mr. Dennis Ignatius’s article titled ‘Lynas, a betrayal of trust’. … Continue reading Spilling the Tea on Lynas
By Arveent Kathirtchelvan Lynas Revisited Another day, another twist in the Lynas saga. This time, though, a positive turn as Tun Mahathir conceded recently in Tokyo that Lynas will be given a new operating license. I was jubilant, Liberasi was jubilant, as our friends in Lynas were finally vindicated. Moreover, when YB Xavier Jeyakumar added … Continue reading Our Environmentalists Should Not be Broken Mouthpieces
By Arveent Kathirtchelvan Recently, I wrote an article entitled ‘We Are Wasting Our Potential’ discussion how research and development can propel Malaysia to a greater epoch. I coined this restructuring of the economy as ‘Proactive Reindustrialisation’ as a step to reverse the premature deindustrialisation affecting Malaysia currently. As part of this restructuring, one thrust I … Continue reading Proactive Reindustrialisation, Part 1: Nuclear Power
By Arveent Kathirtchelvan WLP Front And Centre On the 4th of May 2019, I went to the Lynas Advanced Material Plant (LAMP) in Gebeng, Pahang for a site visit planned a few weeks ago. Along with me was Dr. Syukri from the Malaysian Nuclear Society (MNS) and my parents, who came along to support me. … Continue reading The Sole Left Fist Clenched for Lynas
By Arveent Kathirtchelvan I found out recently, to, honestly, no real surprise, that the Malaysian Nuclear Power Corporation (MNPC) has finally been decided to be closed. This devastated me to no end, and annoyed me the same amount. I thought of all the nuclear experts I have met so far, all the PhDs, all that … Continue reading We Are Wasting Our Potential
It has been a year since PH took over the federal government. What has changed, what needs to be improved?
By Arveent Kathirtchelvan Religion has become a non-issue for me over the years. I usually don’t take positions defending or protecting any specific ones or their adherents. However, recent events have piqued my interest in this matter with the now infamous incident of controversial Islamic preacher Muhammad Zamri Vinoth Kalimuthu insulting Hinduism. This is unsurprising … Continue reading On Proselytisation
The status of Islam and the special position of Malays in Malaysia are more defensible than threatened. So why were these people protesting?
By Arveent Kathirtchelvan Following-up from my recent article on the Lynas issue, I noticed, especially in the comments section, a lot of criticism on issues I have covered before. Soon after, I read the letter signed by quite a number of CSOs led by Save Malaysia, Stop Lynas concerning their apprehension towards toxic wastes, going … Continue reading Confusing Environmentalists