By Arveent Kathirtchelvan A recent letter entitled Nuclear power in Malaysia - a 'yes' or a 'no'? intrigued me and inspired me to write this response. The letter itself was quite a basic run-through of common misbelief with regards to nuclear power, which I have visited before on multiple occasions (here, here and through a … Continue reading Nuclear Power For Malaysia – A Viable Solution
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?
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
A Proposed Solution for Downstream Industries in Malaysia By Arveent Kathirtchelvan Now that the Lynas Advanced Materials Plant (LAMP) saga seems to be settling down, Malaysia should start focusing on how to take advantage of it to maximise the potential of rare-earth related industries to thrust the economy. This can be done in multiple ways, … Continue reading State-Oriented Rare Earth Expansion
By Arveent Kathirtchelvan An edited version of this article originally appeared in MalaysiaKini When Zakir Naik commented that those who wish to deport him must also consider asking our ‘old Chinese guests’ to leave, it left me dismayed. For one, I have never been a fan of the man. His supposedly intelligent debates are riddled … Continue reading Varied Communalism
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
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
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)
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
By Arveent Kathirtchelvan Amongst members of the cabinet, YBM Yeo Bee Yin manages to consistently get numerous plaudits on her achievements and qualifications. The Cambridge postgraduate never fails to impress the masses with her strong stances and boldness in handling environmental matters alongside scientific advancement. However, it seems that this universal acclaim is misguided, as … Continue reading MESTECC, The Best Ministry?