The Deception of A Cleaner Malaysia

By Arveent Kathirtchelvan With the mythical year of 2020 now a reality, the first of the Pakatan Harapan cabinet of ministers has resigned. Unfortunately, Dr. Maszlee, our now former Education Minister, might not be the one who needed to go. It doesn’t take much to see that, of the entire cabal of ministers we have … Continue reading The Deception of A Cleaner Malaysia

What Is To Be Done With The Malaysian Economy?

By Arveent Kathirtchelvan Over the past few weeks, the Pakatan Harapan government has shown an increased reliance on neoliberal rhetoric to keep their regime afloat. Unfortunately, this behaviour will only result in more economic contraction, rather than increased prosperity. At this time, there must be a shift in the way we see the economy for … Continue reading What Is To Be Done With The Malaysian Economy?

Isu Greta Thunberg

Oleh Arveent Kathirtchelvan Saudara Ayman Rasydan Wong merupakan antara pengulas isu sosial tempatan yang saya hormati, walaupun saya secara peribadi sering berbeza pendapat dengannya. Akan tetapi, saya bersimpati dengan pandangan saudara Ayman tentang aktivisme alam sekitar arus perdana yang menjadikan saudari Greta Thunberg sebagai ikon. Saudara Ayman memandang bahawa ucapan saudari Greta hanya penuh dengan … Continue reading Isu Greta Thunberg

Liberasi’s Response to the Extension of Lynas’s Operating License

Liberasi celebrates the Malaysian government’s decision to extend the operating license of the Lynas Advanced Materials Plant (LAMP). For many months now, Liberasi has been the only organization consistently pointing out that the LAMP was a safe processing plant, compliant to all local and international regulations and presented an important strategic lynchpin in the development … Continue reading Liberasi’s Response to the Extension of Lynas’s Operating License

Sahabat Alam Malaysia’s Weak Arguments Against Lynas

By Arveent Kathirtchelvan Liberasi notes with much fatigue and express disappointment the latest empty opinion piece from eminent environmental group Sahabat Alam Malaysia (SAM) on the government’s potential decision on the Lynas Advanced Materials Plant (LAMP). The SAM president, Ms Meenakshi Raman, laments a potential 6-month extension on LAMP’s operating license, even though the company … Continue reading Sahabat Alam Malaysia’s Weak Arguments Against Lynas

Proactive Reindustrialisation, Part 3 (a): Genetically Modified Organisms (Crop Cultivation)

By Arveent Kathirtchelvan In part 3 of our Proactive Reindustrialisation series, we focus on not creating a new industry but reinvigorating the much-maligned agriculture industry of Malaysia through a close collaboration between the farming and scientific communities in expanding the production and cultivation of Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs). What are GMOs? Whilst GMOs can be … Continue reading Proactive Reindustrialisation, Part 3 (a): Genetically Modified Organisms (Crop Cultivation)

Proactive Reindustrialisation, Part 2: Rare-earth elements

By Arveent Kathirtchelvan As a direct follow-up of the previous article on nuclear power, this article will further focus on what can be done with the electricity provided by it. First thing to focus on would be where this electricity is to be used. If we are to target electrifying different modes of transportation that … Continue reading Proactive Reindustrialisation, Part 2: Rare-earth elements