Tuesday, March 2

Body wants Kuantan MP and anti-Lynas group to apologise


KUANTAN: The Pahang National Agenda Federation of non-governmental organisations (Daun) wants Kuantan member of parliament, Fuziah Salleh and the anti-Lynas group to apologise for making allegations against the company.

Daun cordinator Wan Emril Nizam said the open apology should be addressed to all Malaysians, especially residents of Kuantan, for giving the wrong facts about the plant.

“Fuziah and the anti-Lynas group had created fear among Malaysians and Kuantan residents on the construction of the plant,” he told Bernama here yesterday.

Yesterday, Free Malaysia Today on its website www.freemalaysiatoday.com said Mtoday News Sdn Bhd apologised for articles that Lynas plant might be unsafe to the public.

Lynas Corporation Limited received bad publicity from various parties, especially opposition parties which politicised the construction of the plant.

“We demand an apology like Free Malaysia Today which admitted its mistakes (articles) by giving the wrong facts with no scientific basis.

“Daun received feedback from the people that they are tired of lies and gimmick by the anti-Lynas group dominated by Chinese supporting the DAP,” said the senior law lecturer of Kolej Islam Pahang Sultan Ahmad Shah (Kipsas).

On June 25, the Parliamentary Select Committee (PSC) on Lynas in its report to parliament recommended that a temporary operating licence (TOL) be issued to enable the Lynas plant to operate.

The report said that the rare earth plant can process raw materials in stages, limited, and monitored continuously by enforcement agencies. — Bernama