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A response on Lynas

A response on Lynas

I’m writing in response to Gan Pei Ling’s article What’s wrong with a rare earth plant, here? Factual inaccuracies on both sides of the Lynas rare earth plant controversy have given rise to a third constituency — environmentalists who believe in the possibility of a technological fix to the problem. I take Gan’s recent piece [...]

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The doughnut of justice

The doughnut of justice

ECONOMIC development and jobs or toxic waste and radiation? The Lynas rare earth refinery in Gebeng, Kuantan was granted a temporary operating license by the Atomic Energy Licensing Board on 1 Feb 2012. Lynas claims its company contributes towards “sustainable development” and helps create jobs as rare earth materials are increasingly being used to manufacture green technology products. But [...]

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Lynas: What’s the fuss?

Lynas: What’s the fuss?

RECENTLY, local independent filmmakers released four short parodies to raise public awareness on the potential hazards of radioactive waste that is expected to be left behind by the Lynas rare earth refinery in Pahang. Concerned with the public health impact of the processing plant located approximately 25km from Kuantan, local communities have formed anti-Lynas groups, [...]

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Reconsider nuclear power plans, urges Dr M

Reconsider nuclear power plans, urges Dr M

PETALING JAYA, 26 May 2009: Former Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad urged Tenaga Nasional Bhd (TNB) to reconsider its plan to commission a nuclear power plant in Malaysia by 2025. “I am not a nuclear scientist but I believe I know enough of the dangers of using nuclear (fissionable) material,” said Mahathir in a [...]

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Cops shoot dead three, smash dangerous gang

TAIPING, 28 March 2009: Police succeeded in smashing a dangerous gang involved in shooting dead a Tesco hypermarket store operations manager on 18 March in two separate operations in Bukit Merah last night.  Perak police chief Datuk Zulkefli Abdullah said in the first incident at 1.40pm yesterday, a police team from the Perak contingent headquarters [...]

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Police shoot dead three, arrest three others

IPOH, 27 March 2009: Police shot dead three people and arrested three others  — all believed to be criminals — in an operation close to Bukit Merah Lake Town Resort near Taiping, 100km north of here, today. It is believed that a police officer was wounded after he was shot by one of the men [...]

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