Tuesday, 28 May 2024
Kampung Compass Points Letters 'PR opposes Lynas plant in Gebeng'
'PR opposes Lynas plant in Gebeng' PDF Print E-mail
Saturday, 04 February 2012 13:28

pic / The Malaysian Insider

Related but perhaps not in direct response to Dr Kua Kia Soong's article, here is a statement released on Friday by the Pakatan Rakyat MPs on Lynas' rare-earth plant in Gebeng:


We, Members of Parliament of Pakatan Rakyat, refer to the approval of a Temporary Operating License (TOL) granted on 1st February 2012 by the Atomic Energy Licensing Board (AELB) to the controversial rare earth plant in Gebeng, Kuantan to be operated by Lynas Corp.


Pakatan Rakyat hereby unequivocally states our opposition to the setting up of the Lynas Corp plant in Gebeng, Kuantan.


The Common Policy Framework (CPF) of Pakatan Rakyat declares our commitment to the environment, sustainable growth and green development. This rare earth plant will produce radioactive waste which, in no uncertain terms, goes against the very grain of the Pakatan Rakyat CPF in that it could potentially and catastrophically be injurious to human health through long-term, low level, chronic exposure but equally degrade the environment, thereby negatively impacting the economy of this country.


Pakatan Rakyat is also very concerned that a TOL was granted despite:


1) there being no clear indications from either Lynas Corp or AELB if the waste disposal plan complied with recommendations from theInternational Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) or not;

2) the fact that 1,123 comments and criticisms from the public on Lynas' documents have not been clearly dealt with;

3) the revelation that AkzoNobel, a "crucial contractor" to the Lynas project, has pulled out due to safety concerns (as reported by the New York times on 31st January 2012).


Pakatan Rakyat supports all efforts made by the Member of Parliament for Kuantan, YB Fuziah Salleh, to ensure that environmental justice is upheld for the people of Kuantan and Malaysians in general. This support extends to her upcoming legal challenge to bring this matter to court, via a judicial review.


Pakatan Rakyat hereby calls upon the Umno-Barisan Nasional FederalGovernment to immediately rescind this approval of a TOL, for the sake of our future.


YB Nurul Izzah, Member of Parliament for Lembah Pantai

YB Chua Tian Chang, Member of Parliament for Batu

YB Liew Chin Tong, Member of Parliament for Bukit Bendera

YB Dr Dzulkefly Ahmad, Member of Parliament for Kuala Selangor

Search RSS
Only registered users can write comments!
Last Updated on Saturday, 04 February 2012 13:41

Your are currently browsing this site with Internet Explorer 6 (IE6).

Your current web browser must be updated to version 7 of Internet Explorer (IE7) to take advantage of all of template's capabilities.

Why should I upgrade to Internet Explorer 7? Microsoft has redesigned Internet Explorer from the ground up, with better security, new capabilities, and a whole new interface. Many changes resulted from the feedback of millions of users who tested prerelease versions of the new browser. The most compelling reason to upgrade is the improved security. The Internet of today is not the Internet of five years ago. There are dangers that simply didn't exist back in 2001, when Internet Explorer 6 was released to the world. Internet Explorer 7 makes surfing the web fundamentally safer by offering greater protection against viruses, spyware, and other online risks.

Get free downloads for Internet Explorer 7, including recommended updates as they become available. To download Internet Explorer 7 in the language of your choice, please visit the Internet Explorer 7 worldwide page.