SHAH ALAM: The Selangor state government feels that there are alternative sources of energy and does not see the need to turn to nuclear energy yet.
According to Selangor Menteri Besar Tan Sri Khalid Ibrahim, the state also will not allow such facilities to be built on its land.
"Selangor is not going to support or allow a nuclear plant be built here," said Khalid after chairing the state's weekly executive council on Wednesday, May 5.
"There are other sources of energy like solar which should be harvested before using this option," he added.
On Tuesday, Energy, Green Technology and Water Minister Datuk Seri Peter Chin said the government has decided to construct a nuclear power plant.
Chin expects the plant to begin operations in 2021, and that his ministry has begun identifying suitable sites for the project.