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Forum: “Lynas Advanced Materials Plant: Is Radioactive (Waste-Dumping) Fallout the Big Question?”

Forum on The Environment Lynas Advanced Materials Plant: Is Radioactive (Waste-Dumping) Fallout the Big Question?  Photo by Azlan Adnan

Forum on The Environment - Lynas Advanced Materials Plant: Is Radioactive (Waste-Dumping) Fallout the Big Question? Photo by Azlan Adnan

INFORMATION FROM THE BAR COUNCIL WEBSITE:

It is a well-founded principle that development, in terms of social advancement and standards of living, imports a sustainability component. The price that non-sustainable development exact on the environment may not be a viable option when viewed on the context of public health and inter-generational responsibility.

Issues of adverting dangers of an environmental fallout from radioactive waste disposal place a high premium on the safety focus. But how safe is safe? Or do we need to become a dumping site for radioactive waste in the name of development? Or are there issues of environmental rights and legal principles of prior and informed consent of those affected, to contend with? Lynas Advanced Materials Plant (“LAMP”) presents a context in the public domain to grapple and engage on these issues.

We invite you to join the speakers in an evening discourse on this aspect of environmental issue that has of late been an area of concern to Malaysians at large.

Introductory address by: Mr Lim Chee Wee, President of Malaysian Bar

Speakers:
(1) Prof Dr Gurdial Singh Nijar, Lead Counsel in the Bakun Dam Case and A.R.E. Case
(2) Mr Hon Kai Ping, Pahang Bar Chairman
(3) Prof Dr Tan Ka Kheng, Specialist in Chemical and Environmental Engineering
(4) Dr T Jayabalan, Occupational Health & Safety Specialist
(5) Two representatives from community-based organisations

Moderator:
Mr Roger Chan Weng Keng, Co-Chairperson, Environment and Climate Change Committee

For more details or to register, kindly contact
Sagela Nair 03-2050 2099 Email: shegi@malaysianbar.org.my
or Sheena 03-2691 3005 Email: sheena.lacklb@klbar.org.my

Places are limited and registration is on a first-come, first-served basis. Deadline for registration is by 30 Nov 2011 (Wednesday).
Forms available on the Malaysian Bar website. Completed forms are to be forwarded to: Bar Council, No 15 Leboh Pasar Besar, 50050 Kuala Lumpur Tel: 03-2050 2050 Fax: 03-2032 2043
Limited Seats Available! Admission is Free.

Prof Dr Tan Ka Kheng, Specialist in Chemical and Environmental Engineering

Prof Dr Tan Ka Kheng, Specialist in Chemical and Environmental Engineering - Photo by Azlan Adnan

Dr T. Jayabalan, Occupational Health and Safety Specialist

Dr T. Jayabalan, Occupational Health and Safety Specialist - Photo by Azlan Adnan

Prof Dr Gurdial Singh Nijar, Lead Counsel in Bakun Dam case and Asian Rare Earth case

Prof Dr Gurdial Singh Nijar, Lead Counsel in Bakun Dam case and Asian Rare Earth case - Photo by Azlan Adnan

Malaysian Bar President Lim Chee Wee started the forum w intro address. Is the Lynas plant harmful to us? By Adrian Yeo

Malaysian Bar President, Mr Lim Chee Wee started the forum with introductory speech - Photo by Adrian Yeo

Pahang Bar Council Chairman Hon Kai Ping said Lynas waste retention pond in Mount weld, Australia, already reported leaking and the authorities ordered a new one - Photo by Adrian Yeo

Pahang Bar Council Chairman Hon Kai Ping said Lynas waste retention pond in Mount weld, Australia, already reported leaking and the authorities ordered a new one - Photo by Adrian Yeo

Stop Lynas Coalition (SLC) Chairman Andan Rabu shared his experience for living just 2km from the 90% completed Lynas rare earth refinery plant. Photo by Adrian Yeo

Stop Lynas Coalition (SLC) Chairman, Mr Andanrabu Sura shared his experience for living just 2km from the 90% completed Lynas rare earth refinery plant in Gebeng, Kuantan - Photo by Adrian Yeo

Stop Lynas Save Malaysia (SMSL) Chairman Tan Bun Teet - Photo by Adrian Yeo

Stop Lynas Save Malaysia (SMSL) Chairman, Mr Tan Bun Teet - Photo by Adrian Yeo

Videos by Azlan Adnan, photos by Azlan Adnan and Adrian Yeo

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