Sunday, September 27

Malaysia free from radiation, government assures

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DENGKIL: The government yesterday assured that Malaysia is not affected by radiation wafting over Japan from the damaged power plant at the Daiichi nuclear complex in Fukushima, 240km north of Tokyo.

The assurance was given by Science, Technology and Innovation Minister Datuk Seri Dr Maximus Ongkili in response to fears among the public over the risk of radiation following the incident (explosion) on Monday.

“The Malaysian public need not worry and should not believe rumours or SMSes disseminated to them on the matter,” he said after visiting the Atomic Energy Licensing Board, here, yesterday. — Bernama