Shut down or there’ll be another anti-Lynas rally, Govt told

Posted on February 28, 2012. Filed under: Pollution |

-The Star-

KUANTAN: Another anti-Lynas rally will be held if the Government does not shut down the rare earth refinery project in Gebeng, said the Himpunan Hijau committee which organised the first protest on Sunday.

Its chairman Wong Tack said he was disappointed with Prime Minis­ter Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak’s statement that the Go­­vernment had to look for a solution that would be acceptable to the people without affecting investments.

“We cannot accept his statement. Therefore, the Him­punan Hijau 3.0 rally is on – unless the project is cancelled,” Wong said at a press conference yesterday.

The organisers had called on the Government to respond within 24 hours after the Himpunan Hijau 2.0 rally ended two days ago.

Najib had said Lynas was looking for an uninhabited location to store the waste material from the plant, although it was scientifically safe.

Wong said the committee would discuss with Bersih chairman Da­­­tuk Ambiga Sreenevasan on the possibility of holding a joint rally soon.

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