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

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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)

MESTECC, Beri Ruang Kepada MNPC Untuk Bentangkan Kajian Kuasa Nuklear

#Liberasi merujuk kepada Laporan Ketua Audit Negara 2018, Pengurusan Syarikat Kerajaan Persekutuan, Siri 1 muka surat 261-300, yang melaporkan hasil audit Perbadanan Kuasa Nuklear Malaysia (Malaysia Nuclear Power Corporation, MNPC). Aktiviti MNPC Terbukti Memuaskan Laporan audit ini secara jelas menyatakan bahawa MNPC adalah suatu perbadanan yang telah melaksanakan tugasannya dengan pencapaian kualiti yang tinggi. Malah, … Continue reading MESTECC, Beri Ruang Kepada MNPC Untuk Bentangkan Kajian Kuasa Nuklear

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