The Star Online – Maximus Ongkili: 1,123 suggestions received on Lynas’ lanthanide plan

Published: Monday January 30, 2012 MYT 8:05:00 PM
Updated: Monday January 30, 2012 MYT 8:06:09 PM

BANGI: The Atomic Energy Licensing Board (AELB) received 1,123 suggestions and ideas from the public on Lynas (M) Sdn Bhd‘s application for a temporary operating licence to produce lanthanide.

Science, Technology and Innovations Minister Datuk Seri Dr Maximus Ongkili said the feedback were sent to AELB by e-mails and letters.

“The board will take into account all these inputs. Altogether, 324 people came forward to scrutinise the Lynas’ application document displayed at four centres,” he said.

Ongkili added that the AELB met on Monday to study the suggestions and ideas, and would decide whether to award the licence.

“I hope they will issue a statement in the next few days depending on what has transpired in the meeting,” he said.

Contacted by Bernama, AELB director-general Datuk Raja Abdul Aziz Raja Adnan said any decision derived from the meeting would be forwarded to the minister. BERNAMA


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