15 July 2011

 Asean’s flirtation with the idea of nuclear power may be coming to an end as a result of Japan's Fukushima disaster, and with it the hopes that Japan harboured until a few months ago of selling multi-billion dollar nuclear power packages in South-east Asia and elsewhere. Malaysia, Indonesia and Vietnam are all taking a second and more critical look at the nuclear option while the Philippines may decide against reactivating a nuclear power plant built under former president Ferdinand Marcos, according to experts from across the region.