PUTRAJAYA, Jan 20 (Bernama) -- A series of forum to gather public opinion on nuclear energy for electricity generation would be conducted by Malaysia Nuclear Power Corporation (MNPC) within the next few weeks, said Minister in the Prime Minister's Department Datuk Mah Siew Keong.
He reiterated that the decision on the nuclear power project would only be made by the government upon completion of comprehensive studies which included public opinion on the project.
"We are still in the final stage of the feasibility study which focuses on evaluation of the national legal and regulatory infrastructure for comprehensive national nuclear governance in line with the latest international best practices.
"We don't want to rush or set a timeline because it is an important decision and wish to make sure that we get all the right facts before saying yes or no to the plan," he told reporters after meeting International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) director-general Yukiya Amano, here, today.
Amano is on a two-day visit to Malaysia to better understand Malaysia's state of preparedness for its plan to build the nuclear power plant and he also shared IAEA's current activities.....