Y.B. Datuk Peter Chin Fah Kui, Malaysian minister for energy, green technology and water, is going to present a draft paper on nuclear energy to the Cabinet in two weeks. According to ministry the draft paper will emphasize the benefits of nuclear energy to society before expanding its use. Peter Chin said that after receiving the approval from Cabinet, the ministry will explain about nuclear energy and its benefits to the public.

Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak, prime minister of Malaysia, said in nuclear technology, South Korea has an edge compared to other countries with about 40% of its power requirements generated by small-scale nuclear reactors.

Najib said that the reactors are safe and capable of generating 200,000 to 300,000 kilowatts of power each.

Peter Chin said it is essential to know the value of nuclear energy for future power generation through the use of low-cost small-scale nuclear reactors.

In South Korea, nuclear energy is already a mature and established technology. And in France, 80 percent of the energy generation comes from nuclear, Peter Chin said.

Peter Chin said that discussions between the ministry and the parties involved were progressing smoothly regarding the restructuring of water assets in Selangor.

I believe the discussions can be concluded by end of this month, Peter Chin said.