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NUKLEAR MALAYSIA & USAS TO FORGE PARTNERSHIP

BANGI, MAY 9th 2024: The Malaysian Nuclear Agency (Nuklear Malaysia) today received a courtesy visit from the delegation of Sultan Azlan Shah University (USAS) in Kuala Kangsar, Perak. The delegation was brought to the Bangi Complex to hold further discussion.

The USAS delegation, led by Prof. Dato' Dr. Wan Sabri bin Wan Yusof, Vice Chancellor, received warm welcome by Dr. Rosli bin Darmawan, Director General of the Malaysian Nuclear Agency, along with other officials from the management.

 

Several prospects were considered during the discussion, including a knowledge transfer cooperation of the NMR-152 paddy variety farming project on unused part of land in the Kota Lama Kanan area of Kuala Kangsar District. NMR 152 is a rice variety created via mutation breeding technique on MR 219 rice seeds using gamma ray.

This collaboration is expected to improve local farmers' revenue growth, particularly in the Kuala Kangsar District.

 

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NUKLEAR RICE CONTINUES TO ATTRACT NECESSARY ATTENTION

SEKINCHAN, FEB 15th, 2024: Datuk Ts. Dr. Hj. Aminuddin bin Hassim, Secretary General, Ministry of Science, Technology, and Innovation (MOSTI), conducted a working visit to the Paddy Seed Production Plant and the NMR 152 Paddy Research Site.  Ruziah binti Shafei, Deputy Secretary General (Planning & Science Culture), Zulhasmi bin Jamaludin, Secretary of Development Division, and Ts. Dr. Azhar bin Mohamad, Director of Agrotechnology Division & Bioscience (BAB), Malaysian Nuclear Agency, were also present.

The NMR 152 variety was officially launched on November 19, 2021, as part of the Nuklear Malaysiainitiative to develop a new breed of crops proven to beresilient to extreme weather, disease-resistant, and producinghigh yields to farmers while lowering the cost of fertilizers.

This new variety is also a testament to the government's persistencethrough MOSTIand Nuklear Malaysia, which raised Malaysiacredibility on food securitywith recognition from the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) and Food and Agriculture Organization at the 65th General Conference in Vienna, Austria, in  2021.

The NMR152 Paddy Seed received both the Overall Award (MCY Supreme Award) and the Research Entrepreneur Award as part of the Malaysian Commercialization Year Award (MCY), which was organized by MOSTI.