The Star Online – Scrap rare earth plant project, says Hua Zong

Other News & Views by MAZWIN NIK ANIS, NG SI HOOI and A.RAMAN

Tuesday August 9, 2011

HUA ZONG, the Federation of Chinese Associations of Malaysia, wants the Federal and Pahang Governments to cancel the controversial rare earth plant project in Kuantan, China Press reported.

Its central committee unanimously passed a resolution on Sunday urging the cancellation of the project.

Hua Zong president Tan Sri Pheng Yin Huah said the Government should listen to the people.

“Although the relevant authorities have yet to issue any licence to the company, it has started to build the rare earth plant.

Also on Hua Zong, Sin Chew Daily reported that Pheng would defend his seat in the federation’s election on Sept 25.

“I am seeking re-election as Hua Zong still has a lot of projects and the current team has worked well together,? Pheng said.

> Malaysian singer-songwriter Michael Wong was shocked when a masseuse wanted to take his pants down after an hour of massage in Indonesia recently, Sin Chew Daily reported.

The masseuse also told Wong, who was in the republic for a concert, she would bathe him, the paper said. Wong later found out that the event organiser misunderstood him when he requested that he wanted to experience an Indonesian massage.

> Devotees have been flooding a temple in Pulau Ketam, Selangor, over the last four years to pray to a 2m-long python that they believe can bring them good luck, Sin Chew Daily reported.

A devotee brought the python, which was only 0.5m long then, to the Poh Seng Kong Temple after he found the snake aboard a ship.

Other News & Views is compiled from the vernacular newspapers (Bahasa Malaysia, Chinese and Tamil dailies). As such, stories are grouped according to the respective language/medium. Where a paragraph begins with this > sign, it denotes a separate news item.

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