Issue 1 / March 2009
(For the full list of Nuclear and Radiation Safety Award winners, please see page 7).
YB Deputy Minister of MOSTI with AELB Board Members, IAEA officials and the ANSN Steering
Committee Meeting Delegates.
Asian Rare Earth Sdn Bhd, one of the winners of the Nuclear and Radiation
Safety Award, receiving their certificate from YB Tuan Haji Fadillah Yusof.
Hosting the Asian Nuclear Safety Network (ANSN) meeting for
the first time in Malaysia last year was indeed an honour for
AELB. The meeting successfully attracted 28 delegations
from 11 member countries of ANSN. Malaysia’s ANSN Caravan
Programme, which was held in conjunction with the meeting, was
recognised as a model for future ANSN Caravans. Malaysia’s ANSN
Caravan Programme, which was also themed “Enhancing Public
Knowledge on Nuclear Safety”, was highly successful
disseminating information on ANSN to the public and specialists
from both the private and the public sectors, including universities.
A total of 450 participants attended the programme, which also
included a survey to gauge participants’ level of awareness on
nuclear safety infrastructure in Malaysia. The survey also sought
their opinions on the possibility of nuclear energy being used as
another alternative energy for generating electricity for the country
in the future. Out of the total of 450 participants, 46% responded
to the survey, and 93.5% of the respondents supported the idea for
Malaysia to develop a nuclear power programme for electricity
generation, while only 6.5% of respondents disagreed. The result
indicated that Malaysia's ANSN Caravan programme was
successful in addressing the negative perception of the public on
Held on October 20-23, 2008 at Putrajaya International
Convention Centre, the Caravan Programme and the 8th ANSN
Steering Committee Meeting were key events for AELB last year.
The ANSN Steering Committee Meeting was