Putting Lynas “On Hold” does not mean it is a STOP WORK order..
MITI Minister said that it’s on hold on issuing of the operating license and on hold for the importation of rare earth ore from Australia. Both of which does not have any impact or mean anything since both is due to happen only in September.
On the other hand, the Panel of experts will take one month to present their findings.. Thus will not hamper Lynas’s progress in any way..
Minister said on friday 23rd April that MITI will appoint the panel of experts within 2-3 days. I have sent in a letter to Minister first thing on monday 25th April asking to discuss with MITI on the appointment of the panel of experts and for the whole process to be transparent. I have also asked to submit the signitories from the Concerned Citizens of Kuantan on Stop Lynas to the Minister.
I am still waiting for the confirmation of the appointment and have made myself available anytime this week.
So in the meantime, we have time to ponder what does it really mean by putting Lynas on Hold?