How should we judge a government?

In Malaysia, if you don't watch television or read newspapers, you are uninformed; but if you do, you are misinformed!

"If you're not careful, the newspapers will have you hating the people who are being oppressed, and loving the people who are doing the oppressing." - Malcolm X

Never argue with stupid people, they will drag you down to their level and then beat you with experience - Mark Twain

Why we should be against censorship in a court of law: Publicity is the very soul of justice … it keeps the judge himself, while trying, under trial. - Jeremy Bentham

"Our government is like a baby's alimentary canal, with a happy appetite at one end and no
responsibility at the other. " - Ronald Reagan

Government fed by the people

Government fed by the people

Career options

Career options
I suggest government... because nobody has ever been caught.

Corruption so prevalent it affects English language?

Corruption so prevalent it affects English language?
Corruption is so prevalent it affects English language?

When there's too much dirt...

When there's too much dirt...
We need better tools... to cover up mega corruptions.

Prevent bullying now!

Prevent bullying now!
If you're not going to speak up, how is the world supposed to know you exist? “Orang boleh pandai setinggi langit, tapi selama ia tidak menulis, ia akan hilang di dalam masyarakat dan dari sejarah.” - Ananta Prameodya Toer (Your intellect may soar to the sky but if you do not write, you will be lost from society and to history.)

Saturday, June 09, 2012

Choo Sing Chye's take on Lynas's money-spinner

as spinned by nuclear physicist, Abdul Rahman Omar.

"...According to nuclear physicist Abdul Rahman Omar who told the parliamentary select committee (PSC) that the Thorium waste produced by Lynas’s  is a future money spinner i.e.,  ‘one tonne of thorium generates the same amount of energy as 10 million tonnes of coal.’

Here’s what he said, ‘It can generate 1 gigawatt of electricity in a year which is worth RM1 billion to RM2 billion, multiply this by the 2,000 tonnes a year that the factory will produce, then it is worth between RM2 trillion to RM4 trillion in electricity.’

Now wait a minute, didn’t we hear this one before?

Okay, before  we salivate at the trillion of ringgit profit from the thorium waste,  let us set the clock back to October 1986, when Dr. Fowler, a nuclear energy consultant from the United States, engaged by the Asian Rare Earth said the very same thing as Abdul Rahman Omar’s.  

Dr. Fowler said, ‘I have deliberately referred to the Thorium cake (from ARE) as a residual by-product, rather than a waste product, since it may have a future value as a fuel material for nuclear electric power plants.'

But fortunately, foreign experts brought in by the NGOs on behalf of the residents of Papan, Bukit Merah and Menglembu then, strongly negated Dr. Fowler’s invalid proposal 26 years ago?

Today it is ironical for Nuclear physicist Abdul Rahman to bring out the same proposal again without revealing the disadvantages of using Thorium Hydroxide as a nuclear fuel..."


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