Saturday, February 25, 2012

Let Say No to LYNAS & Save Malaysia !!!

Datuk Seri Anwar (centre) leads the protest opposite Lynas in Kuantan today. - Pic by Jack Ooi
KUANTAN, Feb twenty-six Thousands are approaching to descend upon Padang MPK 4 here after this sunrise in yet an additional opposition-backed open convene this time to protest opposite the government-approved Lynas Corp singular earth plant.

The huge audience is approaching after police gave the immature light to Himpunan Hijau 2.0 to reason the mammoth convene during Padang MPK 4 from 9.30am onwards.

The convene the first major proof since the Public Assembly Bill was made in to law aims to vigour supervision in to aborting Lynas's argumentative plant in Gebeng the little 25km from here, which is due to glow up after in the year.

Simultaneous rallies will additionally be held in Kuala Lumpur, Penang, Perak as well as Sabah.
Today's protests come hot upon the heels of the Atomic Energy Licensing Board's (AELB) preference upon January 20 to grant the Australian mining hulk the temporary handling licence (TOL), which will let it enter upon upon the hearing run.

The gathering, if successful, would additionally symbolise the expansion of Malaysia's polite society movement in the years following the tumultuous 2008 federal elections, when the Barisan Nasional (BN) administration department lost the coveted two-thirds parliamentary majority.

Similar events which occurred not long ago in alternative developing nations across the globe have even led to the tumble of governments an result which Pakatan Rakyat (PR) hopes would start in Malaysia in the entrance general election.

The three-year-old antithesis pact, which has spearheaded the anti-Lynas debate along with polite groups, is approaching to use the Lynas debate as an e.g. of the government's purported high-handedness in dismissing open concerns.

Critics have purported which Lynas has not given enough assurances upon how it will handle the low-level hot rubbish which will be constructed during the refinery, raising fears which the plant would expose nearby residents to damaging levels of radiation.

Questions concerning the RM2.5 billion plant's design as well as construction were additionally lifted after theNew York Timesreported which the key contractor had pulled out over reserve concerns.

Controversy over the Lynas Advanced Materials Plant (LAMP) appears expected to turn an emanate in the entrance choosing as well as will add to the already considerable vigour faced by BN.

The ruling coalition has in new months found itself bogged down by the series of imbroglios, arch among them the scandal involving the cattle-raising company run by federal minister Datuk Seri Shahrizat Jalil's family which is purported to have dissipated open funds.

Pakatan Rakyat (PR) has been quick to gain upon open anger over the Lynas issue, with antithesis leader Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim propelling supporters during Teluk Cempedak here last night to "rise up as well as reject any policy which cannot pledge the people's safety".
Anwar Ibrahim propelling supporters during Teluk Cempedak here last night to 'rise up as well as reject any policy which cannot pledge the people's safety' - Picture by Jack Ooi

"It's not all about business. People can have money, th! ough don 't sacrifice the illness of the people...," he said to cheers from the narrow-minded crowd.

"Tomorrow, you contingency uncover the strength as well as solidarity. Not only the people of Kuantan though all Malaysians contingency reject this audacity of power as well as lies."

It is understood which Anwar will be joined by DAP's Lim Kit Siang, Tunku Abdul Aziz Tunku Ibrahim, Tan Seng Giaw, Tony Pua as well as Liew Chin Tong as well as Salahuddin Ayub from PAS.

Deeply endangered over the potential environmental impact of the plant, anti-Lynas groups have grown in force over the past year since headlines of the chief power plant predicament in Fukushima, Japan hit tellurian headlines.

The Australian miner is seeking to mangle China's chokehold upon the supply of singular earth metals indispensable to make high-tech products such as smartphones, energy-efficient light bulbs as well as hybrid cars.

Lynas expects to beget the little RM8 billion annually from the operations here.
In the bid to allay open fears, Putrajaya announced upon Wednesday it will form an eccentric monitoring unit to review the construction of the plant to ensure correspondence to standards imposed by regulators.

Source: Bernama

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