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ABC Radio Australia: Msian protest outside Aust High Comm re Lynas

Updated May 20, 2011 21:15:20

Protestors have rallied outside the Australian High Commission in Kuala Lumpur demanding that a rare earth processing plant be abandoned.

The plant being built in Malaysia by Australia’s Lynas Corporation will refine rare earth minerals from Western Australian iron ore. But the material contains the low level radioactive element thorium – and Malaysian activists say Australia should process it at home.

Correspondent: Zoe Daniel
Speaker: Rozaini Mohammed Rosli, spokeswoman for anti-rare earth Lynas refinery activists