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STOP Lynas! Apa yang anda perlu ketahui tentang Lynas & LAMP di Kuantan

October 17, 2011

KLIK DI SINI UNTUK INFORMASI, I’m just a layman, but I want to know more about Lynas plant in Kuantan by Dr Lee Chee-Hong (sila hebahkan, please distribute).

(Dr. Lee was born and brought up in Kuantan. He received his Degree and Master of Chemical Engineering from the UniversitiTeknologi Malaysia (UTM); and PhD in Corrosion Science and Engineering from the Corrosion and Protection Centre, School of Materials, University of Manchester (formerly UMIST), UK.Dr. Lee is a qualified engineering consultant and has been involved in corrosion engineering and material science for 8 years. He is currently a fellow of Institute of Materials; member of Institute of Corrosion; National Association of Corrosion Engineers (NACE International) Founding Malaysia Section officer. His responsibilities include corrosion risk assessment, material analysis; providing mitigation solutions and addressing corrosion-& material-related issues, primarily for the oil & gas, power, chemical and nuclear industries.)

“Lynas must not be allowed to bully Malaysians – neither the citizens nor the authorities.” – YB Fuziah Salleh(Ahli Parlimen Kuantan)

FUZIAH SALLEH: Lynas Corporation must stop fooling the public of Kuantan…

13th October 2011

PRESS RELEASE MP KUANTAN

LYNAS CORPORATION must stop fooling the public of Kuantan as well as their

shareholders in Australia. Lynas Corporation must also NOT be allowed to belittle the

Malaysian authorities.

I read with great concern the report in The Star Online yesterday October 12th by the Director

General of AELB Datuk Abdul Aziz Raja Adnan on the long term Radioactive Waste

Management Plan of LAMP (Lynas Advanced Material Plant).

He was quoted to have said “We have received the long-term waste management plan from

Lynas but we have not analysed it yet.

“The plan will not be made public as I do not consider it submitted until we make sure it is in

accordance with international standards,”

Lynas Corporation in their Quarterly Report for the period ending 30th June 2011 (published 28th

July 2011) however reported that the long term waste management plan of LAMP has been

submitted to AELB on the 18th July 2011.

At the same time I have also received report that Malaysia can expect the REO from Mt Weld to

arrive in Kuantan by the end of this month. This matter was mentioned by the Kuantan Port

Authorities in the monthly HSE- Health Safety and Environment Committee meeting between

Kuantan Port Consortium and the Land Occupants of Kuantan Port area, held in Kuantan last

week.

While Lynas Corporation is threatening to sue me for defamation for filing a report to the

Australian Securities Commission, and behaving as if they have complied to every of the

recommendations of IAEA, the Malaysian authorities is saying the opposite.

Lynas Corp must not be allowed to bully us Malaysian, neither the citizens, nor the authorities.

They have been behaving as if “Ini Negara dia punya”. If Lynas were to build this refinery in

Australia, they will have to follow very stringent public consultation procedures as well as they

will never get away with operating a refinery in a site such as where LAMP is situated in

Gebeng.

I also refer to Raja Aziz’s statement in the Malaysian Insider dated 15th June 2011 that Malaysia

adheres to the IAEA standards where 1000 Bq/kg (1 Bq/g) is the limit for the waste to be

classified as radioactive or otherwise. Clearly, the IAEA recommendations and PEER Report

(29th May-3rd June 2011) which stated that the waste from LAMP is at a radioactivity of 6.2 Bq/g

points to the fact that the waste from LAMP is classified as RADIOACTIVE WASTE. However

this conclusion regarding the waste being classified as radioactive and the reference to the

General Safety Guide No GSG-1 was totally missing and not mentioned in the IAEA report.

Neither was there any reference to other IAEA standards on waste safety.

Pejabat Ahli Parlimen Kuantan

A137 Tingkat 2, Jalan Beserah, 25300 Kuantan, Pahang. Tel/Faks: (09) 513 7970 Emel: pusatkhidmat@fuziahsalleh.my

http://www.fuziahsalleh.my

The criteria for site selection and transportation of the radioactive waste if International

standards were to be complied with, points to the fact that specifically with LAMP the

implications on the environment, residents, livestock, habitation, groundwater, socio economy,

will be too great and too hazardous. I can foresee that there is no environment or space

anywhere in Kuantan or anywhere in Malaysia for that matter which fulfils the requirement for a

SAFE Long Term Waste Management Plan for LAMP.

I call upon Lynas Corp to be responsible, accountable and transparent to the public of Kuantan

and the greater public of Malaysia. Please do not continue to mislead the public as well as the

authorities of this country.

I assert my point that I will continue to stand by the people’s side. I will continue to fight to what

is the right of the people, their choice of not accepting LAMP’s existence in Gebeng. I stand firm

to the fact that I will not be bullied by Lynas Corp. Neither do I fear the threats of a defamation

suit by them. The public of Kuantan and the people of Malaysia reserve our rights to support

projects that contribute towards a sustainable development. Clearly LAMP is not one of those.

Thank You

Fuziah Salleh

MP for Kuantan

On Behalf of the STOP LYNAS COALITION

Pejabat Ahli Parlimen Kuantan

A137 Tingkat 2, Jalan Beserah, 25300 Kuantan, Pahang. Tel/Faks: (09) 513 7970 Emel: pusatkhidmat@fuziahsalleh.my

http://www.fuziahsalleh.my

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