Aliran is appalled by the Malaysian government’s inexplicable action in deporting Australian Senator Nick Xenophon after detaining him for 15 hours at the LCCT airport on the flimsy and absurd allegation that he is “an enemy of the (Malaysian) state”.
Scientists and community leaders are concerned about radioactive waste from Lynas’ Malaysian plant but the company representative who took Wendy Bacon’s questions brushed off the criticism.
Australian-owned company Lynas is quietly shipping rare earth to a processing plant in Malaysia – without a firm plan in place to dispose of dangerous radioactive waste. Wendy Bacon reports.
After a successful series of events and meetings in Melbourne, Peter Kallang, Chairman of the SAVE Rivers network, and James Nyurang Usang, headman from the Baram, are currently preparing for the last leg of their Australia tour in Tasmania, reports the BMF team.
If Lynas Corporation thinks that Western Australia will take its radioactive waste, it can think again, asserts Robin Chapple.
M N D’Cruz raises the alarm over the Lynas rare earth refinery near Kuantan and says it is the duty of every Pahang resident to oppose the plant.
The UNHCR is completely misguided in offering any support whatsoever for the Malaysia refugee swap, according to Australian and Malaysian refugee advocates.
There are no safeguards for undocumented migrant and asylum seekers in Malaysia: they’re open to arrest and detention in immigration detention centres, says Angeline Loh in an interview with Radio Australia.
The Australian High Court ruled on 31 August 2011, that the Australia-Malaysia Transfer and Resettlement Arrangement is invalid and that any attempt to remove these asylum seekers to Malaysia would be unlawful, Human Rights Watch said.
Australia and Malaysia’s agreement to swap 800 asylum seekers who arrive in Australia for 4000 refugees living in Malaysia fails to meet minimal standards for refugee burden-sharing, Human Rights Watch said in a letter to both countries’ prime ministers.