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By A. Kathirasen IN the book Power Builds The Nation, writer Muzaffar Tate says: "If Ramanath had had his way, Malaysia today would already possess its first nuclear power station, sited most probably at Lumut or Port Klang." Tate was referring to A. Ramanath, then chief engineer (generation) and deputy general manager (planning and construction division) of the National Electricity Board, the forerunner of Tenaga Nasional Berhad. The book was published in 1991. Saying oil prices would...
IN 1973, the National Electricity Board (the predecessor of Tenaga Nasional Berhad), realising that oil prices would continue rising, established a nuclear division to work towards harnessing nuclear energy for power generation. It was closed down after seven years, as the cabinet felt nuclear energy should be the "last" option. The price of oil was US$1.80 per barrel when the NEB's nuclear division was established. With oil prices soaring - it passed US$140 per barrel on Friday - nuclear...
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