If my memory serves me correctly, the Consumer Assoc. of Penang had uncovered the act of this Japanese company illegally (or with the convenience of local authorities) dumping nuclear toxic waste underground in and around the Bukit Merah area. At the time when the news broke out nationally, many residents of Bukit Merah were showing the classic symptons of leukemia or radiation poisoning. There was even concern that such nuclear waste had contaminated the underground sources of water, which we are even drinking today! There were even babies who were born deformed, while pregnant women suffered from painful miscarriages.
I wonder if the good people of Bukit Merah still recall this incident, nearly 30 years ago. Or, has time changed all that? Perhaps, some monetary compensation did that magical trick of "memory insomnia"? Anyway, I leave it to the present generation of M'sians to uncover the truth as generating nuclear power requires discipline and responsibility (e.g. in terms of disposing nuclear toxic waste, which we are not capable of doing, judging from our appalling lack of concern for the environment for simple issues like the throwing of our daily garbage wastes). I applaud the Selangor state government's stand on this issue as there are certainly many other cleaner alternatives to generate renewable sources of energy than nuclear power. For once, we M'sians should unite and say "Tak Nak" (meaning, "don't need/want") nuclear energy. We should start thinking of alternatives such as wind power, solar power or even other renewable/green sources of energy currently being developed by other developed countries.