26 Feb '12, 7am

Thousands protest in Malaysia over rare earths plant

Thousands protest in Malaysia over rare earths plant

Residents display placards to protest against the construction of the Lynas earth plant, in Gebeng, during the 'Green Gathering 2.0' event in Malaysia's town of Kuantan, 250 km east of Kuala Lumpur, Feb 26, 2012. -- PHOTO: REUTERS KUANTAN (AFP) - Thousands rallied on Sunday in Malaysia in the biggest protest yet against an Australian miner's rare earths plant, as the opposition vowed to shut down the facility if it came to power. Australia's Lynas has almost completed building the plant near the seaside town of Kuantan in eastern Pahang state to process rare earth ores imported from Australia. China currently supplies about 95 per cent of the world's demand for rare earths, which are used in high-tech equipment from iPods to missiles and have seen prices soar in recent years. Lynas hopes to begin operations within months, producing an initial 11,000 tonnes of rare earths a...

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