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WMD Legislation Moves Forward in Malaysia
The Malaysian House of Representatives approved a measure today that would empower the government to move against anyone participating in the preparation or manufacture of weapons of mass destruction in the Asian state, the Xinhua News Agency reported (see GSN, April 21, 2009).
Senior government official Nazri Abdul Aziz said the measure was intended safeguard Malaysian businesses from being used to provide illicit strategic materials and to prevent the proliferators from finding a home in the nation.
The measure spells out protocols for the sale and shipping of weapons and associated materials, Aziz said. The bill needs Senate approval before it can be implemented (Xinhua News Agency, April 5).
Feb. 1, 2013
The NIS Nuclear Trafficking Collection highlights proliferation-significant cases of nuclear materials diversion, and includes abstracts on all reported instances of trafficking in nuclear and radioactive materials in or from the Newly Independent States from 1991 to 2012.
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Container of Radioactive Materials Reported Stolen from Dabaa Nuclear Power Plant Construction Site