Something good has come out of the Malaysian government’s decision not to go ahead with Noramly’s nomination as Director General of the UN International Atomic Energy Agency ( a decision that has nothing whatsoever to do with him or his competency or experience or anything of the things that you might think would count).
We have found out how many supporters/friends he actually has – people who are dismayed that he wasn’t given a chance. People who knew he would make an excellent Director General. There has been a flood of emails from all over the world – from USA to Latin America, Australia to Europe, from one of Japan’s top nuclear scientists, from other Asian countries, from the Middle East, from people who worked for him in the Agency before, from people who work there now.
He is truly an international scientist of stature and it’s good to know that there are so many people in the field who still believe in him.