Save Malaysia, Stop Lynas campaigners gathered at the Kuantan High Court yesterday to witness the official withdrawal of a defamation suit brought by the rare earth refinery firm.
Given all the uncertainties, can we take the risk and make the several thousands of residents of Kuantan the guinea pigs, wonders Jeyakumar Devaraj.
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.
Finger-pointing at the outsiders of Kuantan as a way of locating the cause of doubts, as the Pahang Chief Minister did, is as much a figure of speech as it can be a literal action, says Mustafa K Anuar.
Back then, the federal and the state governments chose to sideline the welfare of the rakyat and sided with a giant conglomerate, recalls Choo Sing Chye. Has anything really changed?
Save Malaysia Stop Lynas and its legal team vowed to fight on in response to the Kuantan High Court decision to lift the suspension of the Lynas Temporary Operating Licence (TOL).
Dave Anthony says that an escape clause should be inserted into contracts to ensure that corporate projects unfriendly to the people and/or the environment can be terminated without compensation by subsequent administrations.
If Lynas Corporation thinks that Western Australia will take its radioactive waste, it can think again, asserts Robin Chapple.
Save Malaysia Stop Lynas (SMSL) is outraged that despite two impending judicial reviews at the Kuantan High Court and an appeal case for judicial review in Putrajaya, the government proceeded to issue a temporary operating licence (TOL) to Lynas yesterday.