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Lynas: An unsolved conundrum

Lynas: An unsolved conundrum

LYNAS has been operating in Malaysia for close to nine months. One pertinent question remains: What will happen to its low-level radioactive waste? Protests are unlikely to die out as long as the answer is elusive.

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PR Manifesto: Sustainable?

PR Manifesto: Sustainable?

THE Pakatan Rakyat (PR) manifesto professes to improve Malaysians’ standard of living by raising household incomes and the minimum wage, and creating new jobs. But does it say enough about developing sustainably as a nation? What more needs to be included for the PR to truly be a viable and comprehensive alternative to the Barisan Nasional?

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What will remove opposition to Lynas?

What will remove opposition to Lynas?

WHAT do the Academy of Sciences and four rare earth experts think about the Lynas refinery in Gebeng, Pahang? And what will it take to remove opposition to a project that brings economic benefits just as it does fears for public health?

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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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What’s wrong with a rare earth plant, here?

What’s wrong with a rare earth plant, here?

THE rare earth refinery in Gebeng, Pahang is arguably now the hottest environmental issue in Peninsular Malaysia. And both the Malaysian government and Lynas Corp, the company that wants to set up the refinery in Pahang, are struggling to convince an increasingly skeptical Malaysian public that the rare earth refinery is safe. On 20 March [...]

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Assault on journalists: Whose fault?

Assault on journalists: Whose fault?

ON 26 Feb 2012, Kwong Wah Yit Poh journalists Adam Chew and Lee Hong Chun were injured in an attack while covering a demonstration in Penang against the Lynas rare earth refinery. Chew and Lee were both hit on the head by a group appearing to be Umno supporters who had gathered to heckle the [...]

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