The science of relief


Malaysia’s only nuclear reactor, Triga Puspati. It reached its ‘criticality’ (i.e. became operational) at 5pm on June 28, 1982, heralding Malaysia’s entry into the nuclear era. — Filepic from Nuclear Malaysia

SINCE Malaysia’s research reactor Triga Puspati was established in 1982, nuclear technology has been used in diverse ways covering several industry sectors in the country.

According to Science, Technology and Innovation Minister Chang Lih Kang, this includes medicine and agriculture, where the technology plays an especially significant role.

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