By Arveent Kathirtchelvan A particularly heavy rainstorm on the evening of the 10th of September 2020 left central Kuala Lumpur and parts of Selangor flooded. The shocking scenes of Masjid Jamek being turned into an island surrounded by muddy river and rain water left one wondering where city planning went wrong in the capital of … Continue reading KL floods an indication of things to come
By Arveent Kathirtchelvan Recently, Dr. Mahathir made a few comments on his views regarding the viability of nuclear power for Malaysia. Sadly, Dr. M showcases antiquated ideas regarding a mature technology which has the potential to accelerate deep decarbonisation for the Malaysian electricity mix. As a man of science, it is disappointing, indeed, to see … Continue reading The Nuclear Stigma, Yet Again
Liberasi has just confirmed the first session of The Nuclear Initiative. This is our nuclear power education campaign targeting the general public, specifically university students, to spur the discussion of nuclear power adoption into the Malaysian energy mix. We are hoping to run regular sessions, at least once a month successively at different locations throughout … Continue reading The Nuclear Initiative Begins
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
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
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?
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