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

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 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

MESTECC, The Best Ministry?

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?

Wong Tack Disappoints Again on Lynas

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

Our Environmentalists Should Not be Broken Mouthpieces

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