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Course on Social Responsibility for Medical Students

Elective module for students in the International Medical University  “Radiation: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly”

An MPSR initiative to encourage social responsibility among youth

During 27 Jan – 13 Feb., 2015, MPSR conducted an elective module for fifty three (53) medical, dental and pharmacy students at IMU.

The course was designed and taught by MPSR members, led by Dr.… Read the rest

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A Nuclear Free Malaysia

A NUCLEAR–FREE MALAYSIA

Ronald McCoy

Introduction

If current trends continue, by the end of the twenty-first century, it is likely that the world’s population and the world’s demand for energy will have doubled. Even if there are major improvements in energy efficiency technologies and renewable energy supply, there will still be an overriding need to control population growth, reduce consumption and energy demand, and fundamentally transform the global economy into a low-carbon, ecologically sustainable system, that will totally discredit the god of economic growth.… Read the rest

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MPI statement to the UN Security council

MPI Statement on the September 24
Security Council summit

When the UN Security Council convenes its summit meeting on September 24 with US President Barack Obama presiding, the Council has a unique opportunity to pronounce itself on one of most vital issues before the international community: nuclear non-proliferation and disarmament. The Council – whose permanent members are also the nuclear-armed states party to the nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty – must ensure that the results of this historic meeting are more than words and more than a repeat of the statements that have been made over the years.… Read the rest

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Burning questions about Malaysia’s Nuclear Policy

Burning questions about our nuclear policy

Climate change has spurred governments to find ways to reduce carbon emissions. The world needs safe, clean and affordable renewable energy, which is the only energy source that can combat climate change and advance ecologically sustainable development.

The Johannesburg Plan of Implementation has called for energy that is “reliable, affordable, economically viable, socially acceptable and environmentally sound.”

The public should be very concerned about news in the media that the government has plans to introduce nuclear energy for the generation of electricity, in its response to the challenges of climate change, volatile fossil fuel prices, and depleting local gas deposits.… Read the rest

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Does Malaysia need Nuclear powered electrical energy?

Atonement for the hibakusha

By DATUK DR RONALD MCCOY

Every year on Aug 6, people gather in Hiroshima to remind the world of a human tragedy that should never occur again.

THE atomic bomb was secretly developed during World War II at Los Alamos National Laboratory in New Mexico, United States, by a group of scientists led by J.… Read the rest

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Letter to NST on Deaths in Police Custody

Letter to NST on Deaths in Police Custody

5 March 2009

The Editor
New Straits Times
31 Jalan Riong
59100 Kuala Lumpur

Dear Editor,

I refer to the recent reports in the NST on the death of Kugan Ananthan on 20 January 2009, while in police custody at a police station in Subang Jaya.… Read the rest

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PPSR Forum on Training Future Doctors:Have we got it right?

Society of Physicians for Peace and Social Responsibility (PPSR) Forum

Cordially invites you to a forum

“TRAINING FUTURE DOCTORS: HAVE WE GOT IT RIGHT?”

In collaboration with MOH, MOHE, MMC, MMA, AMM, UM, MMMC, MSU

Date & Time: Saturday, November 29, 2008. 0830-1700hrs

Venue: Institiut Pengurusan Kesihatan (IPK) Bangsar, KL

Jalan Rumah Sakit Bangsar

PROGRAMME:

Advisor: Tan Sri Dato Dr Hj Mohd Ismail Merican

Key Note Address:

“The Medical Profession: Past, Present and Future”

Speaker: YBhg Tan Sri Datuk Dr Hj Mohd Ismail Merican (DGH)

Plenary (3 lectures): (30 minutes each)

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