Court puts Lynas plant licence on hold, says lawyer

1:48PM Oct 10, 2012

A Malaysian court has kept on hold a licence granted to Lynas Corp Ltd’s controversial rare earth plant, delaying until next month a decision on whether it will consider judicial reviews aimed at permanently blocking production, a lawyer said.

Hon Kai Ping, a lawyer for the environmental group involved in the case, said the decision had been delayed by the court until Nov 8.

Activists linked to the environmental group Save Malaysia Stop Lynas want the Kuantan High Court to suspend the licence until two judicial review cases challenging the government’s decision allowing the plant to operate are heard.

The temporary operating licence granted to Lynas has been on hold since Sept 25.

– Reuters

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