27 Feb '12, 12pm

Malaysians protest against rare earth plant - Channel News Asia

Malaysians protest against rare earth plant - Channel News Asia

KUALA LUMPUR: Protests over the controversial rare earth processing plant in Malaysia appear to be gaining momentum despite safety assurances from Prime Minister Najib Razak. He says scientific evidence shows the Pahang plant is "harmless" to residents living in its vicinity. Anti-Lynas protesters say they are disappointed with Mr Najib's statement, adding that "a clean environment needs a clean government". They are planning to tie up with Bersih, the electoral reform group for joint protests. Located in the Gebeng industrial zone, some 20 kilometres north of Pahang's state capital Kuantan, stands what would be the world's largest rare earth refinery. The Lynas advanced materials processing plant is built over 100 hectares of land, at a whopping US$373 million. And the Australian miner says the plant is 91 percent ready. But over the weekend, thousands of Malaysians voice...

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