ABC Asia Pacific News: Anger over rare earths refinery

Last Updated: Fri, 20 May 2011 21:18:00 +1000

Australian mining company Lynas is facing a backlash in Malaysia over the construction of a plant to refine rare earths.

The plant’s main waste contains the radioactive element thorium linked to birth defects and leukaemia and the people of Kuantan say they do not want it in their backyard.

ABC Radio Australia: Msian protest outside Aust High Comm re Lynas

Updated May 20, 2011 21:15:20

Protestors have rallied outside the Australian High Commission in Kuala Lumpur demanding that a rare earth processing plant be abandoned.

The plant being built in Malaysia by Australia’s Lynas Corporation will refine rare earth minerals from Western Australian iron ore. But the material contains the low level radioactive element thorium – and Malaysian activists say Australia should process it at home.

Correspondent: Zoe Daniel
Speaker: Rozaini Mohammed Rosli, spokeswoman for anti-rare earth Lynas refinery activists

ABC News – Australian rare earth plant ‘too toxic’

http://www.abc.net.au/news/stories/2011/05/20/3222942.htm?section=world Australian rare earth plant ‘too toxic’ By South-East Asia correspondent Zoe Daniel, wires Updated Fri May 20, 2011 9:59pm AEST PreviousNextSlideshow: Photo 1 of 2 Activists say they are not happy with the waste disposal plans of the company. (AFP: Mohd Rasfan ) Audio: Australian miner targeted in Malaysian protest (AM) Related Story: WA…

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Free Malaysia Today: Anti-Lynas protest at Australian embassy 20 May 2011

Stop-Lynas protest and memorandum submission by Kuantan MP YB Fuziah Salleh, Toxicologist Dr. T. Jayabalen, Save Malaysia Chairperson Vincent Jiam, Save Malaysia and Balok reps to Australian High Commissioner on 20 May 2011 in Kuala Lumpur.

Malaysiakini.TV: 200 protest Lynas plant at Australian embassy

Transcript of Member of Malaysian Parliament for Kuantan Fuziah Salleh’s “Stop Lynas Solidarity Walk 2011”? press conference outside the Australian High Commission in Kuala Lumpur on 20 May 2011 as given below: FUZIAH SALLEH: “We have handed over the Memorandum and I think we spent nearly an hour inside there and Arthur Squirel, the number…

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Video Clip – Save Malaysia, Stop Lynas Solidarity Walk 20 May 2011 (NTV7) ENG

A Solidarity Walk was held on 20th May 2011 to protest and handover a memorandum to the Australian High Commission Office in KL to pressure Lynas Corp to stop operating rare-earth factory in Malaysia.

Video Clip – Ahli Parlimen Kuantan YB Fuziah Salleh sertai Demo Stop Lynas Solidarity Walk – Beri ucapan! 20 Mei 2011

Ahli Parlimen Kuantan YB Fuziah Salleh setai Demo “Stop Lynas Solidarity Walk” pada20 Mei 2011, Beri ucapan!

Video Clip & Transcript – Kuantan MP Fuziah Salleh’s Press Conference outside Australian High Commission

After handing over the Memorandum to the Australian High Commissioner in Kuala Lumpur, Member of Malaysian Parliament for Kuantan and Vice President of Parti Keadilan Rakyat (PKR), Fuziah Salleh with the delegation of “People’s Green Coalition” and “Stop Lynas, Save Malaysia” held a press conference outside the Australian High Commission on 20 May 2011 with transcript and speech of Fuziah as given below:

Video Clip Selangor EXCO YB Rodziah Ismail – Stop Lynas! Solidarity Walk, 20 May 201

YB Rodziah Ismail, Women, Science, Technology and Innovation EXCO representing Selangor State Government to support Kuantan MP YB Fuziah Salleh leading Kuantan residents to Stop Lynas.

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