Anti-Lynas gathering: OCCUPY PANTAI BALOK-GEBENG 23-24 June 2012

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Malaysian Insider

AELB: Lynas committed to returning radioactive waste to Australia

By Lisa J. Ariffin
June 28, 2012

DENGKIL, June 28 — Lynas is committed to return all potentially harmful waste from its rare earths plant here to Australia despite its government’s firm refusal to take it in, Malaysia’s radiation regulator said today.

The Atomic Energy Licensing Board (AELB)  told reporters today the Australian miner would have to send home all residue that could not be turned into commercial products or if a location for a permanent disposal facility (PDF) here could not be determined or approved.

AELB: Lynas committed to returning radioactive waste to Australia; Chinese voters are kingmakers for GE13, says Dr M; Umno MP withdraws ‘hang Ambiga’ remark

www.themalaysianinsider.com/malaysia/article/aelblynas… – Cached

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Malaysiakini

AELB can’t confirm Lynas wastes will be shipped out
  • Koh Jun Lin
  • 4:29PM Jun 28, 2012

Despite the cabinet agreeing that the residue from the Lynas Advanced Materials Plant (Lamp) should be shipped out of Malaysia, the Atomic Energy Licensing Board (AELB) said it could not confirm this.

NONE“I cannot confirm yet because Lynas has not submitted (its disposal plans) actually, because they are not required to do so until the temporary operating license (TOL) has been issued,” said the AELB director-general’s special officer Noor Hasnah Khairullah at a press conference today.

“They must do that within ten months of the issuance of the TOL.”

Sin Chew Daily had quoted Health Minister Liow Tiong Lai as saying last Friday as saying that the residue should be shipped out because Lynas is unlikely to find a suitable location in Malaysia for its permanent disposal facility (PDF).

“Lynas Corp has given a letter of undertaking to ship the waste out of the country, so it is not an issue now.

“Although the conditions say it needs to do this only if it can’t find a suitable site for a PDF, but we (the cabinet) think there is no such place in Malaysia,” he had reportedly said.

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Malaysia Chronicle

Tuesday, 26 June 2012 19:13

The next Himpunan Hijau will be called by Lynas

Written by  Himpunan Hijau

“The people will never retreat a single-step nor tolerate stagnancy. We will continue to push forward. Our second wave of people’s actions shall kick-off immediately!” said Wong Tack, chairperson of Himpunan Hijau.

The Himpunan Hijau steering committee has decided to kick start a Himpunan Hijau ‘BLOCKADE’ campaign straightaway. As we have promised, the people will not allow a single ounce of the Lynas’ ores to reach our shores.

“We’ll bring together tens of thousands of people from across the nation to send the shipment of Lynas’ toxic ores back to Australia,” said Wong Tack.

BLOCKADE

A special task force has been formed to drive the ‘BLOCKADE’ campaign. This special task force will ensure that the nation will be ready on the day the Lynas’ ores are approaching our shores. This campaign will choke the Kuantan Port and paralyse the entire operation of the port.

The next Himpunan Hijau will be called by Lynas
Malaysia Chronicle

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Malaysian Insider

Protesters slip past cops, hold sit-in near Lynas plant

June 24, 2012

Himpunan Hijau had warned Lynas Corp and the government earlier this week of “wave after wave” of protests against the impending issuance of the TOL for the Australian miner’s plant. — file pic

KUALA LUMPUR, June 23 — About 1,000 protesters have slipped past police roadblocks to converge near Lynas Corp’s controversial rare earth plant at the Gebeng industrial zone, calling for the government to cancel the Australian miner’s impending licence.

Several police roadblocks have been set up since early this morning around the area to head off the penultimate stage of Himpunan Hijau’s 24-hour protest in Kuantan.

Led by PAS deputy president Mohamad Sabu and PAS environment bureau chief Zulkefly Mohd Omar, the group were initially asked to turn back by police personnel manning a roadblock.

Undeterred, the group looked for a way to bypass it and managed to enter the Gebeng industrial park where they have held a sit-in since 11am.

Kuantan police have said the protestors are not allowed into the Gebeng commercial centre as they would be in breach of the Peaceful Assembly Act.

Protesters slip past cops, hold sit-inprotesters have managed to weave past police roadblocks to converge near the Gebeng Industrial Zone to protest against the Lynas

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Free Malaysia Today

Peaceful anti-Lynas gathering at Gebeng

FMT Staff

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June 24, 2012

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About 1,500 people protested against the Australian mining giant some 5km from where the plant is located.

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PETALING JAYA: About 1,500 anti-Lynas protesters gathered peacefully at Gebeng Industrial Park, Kuantan this morning to oppose the siting of the Lynas rare earth plant there.

The protest, organised by Himpunan Hijau, saw the protesters sending a strong message against the Australian mining company.

Himpunan Hijau chairman Wong Tack had previously told FMT that the grouping was fed up with the government’s approval of the Pahang-based rare earth plant.

“We will voice our serious concerns. We want to send a message to Lynas so that they would not set foot on Malaysian soil.”

6/24/2012 · PETALING JAYA: About 1,500 anti-Lynas protesters gathered peacefully at Gebeng Industrial Park, Kuantan this morning to oppose the siting of the Lynas rare…

http://www.freemalaysiatoday.com/…/peaceful-anti-lynas-gathering-at-gebeng

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Free Malaysia Today

Peaceful anti-Lynas gathering at Gebeng

FMT Staff | June 24, 2012

About 1,500 people protested against the Australian mining giant some 5km from where the plant is located.

VIDEO INSIDE

PETALING JAYA: About 1,500 anti-Lynas protesters gathered peacefully at Gebeng Industrial Park, Kuantan this morning to oppose the siting of the Lynas rare earth plant there.

The protest, organised by Himpunan Hijau, saw the protesters sending a strong message against the Australian mining company.

Himpunan Hijau chairman Wong Tack had previously told FMT that the grouping was fed up with the government’s approval of the Pahang-based rare earth plant.

“We will voice our serious concerns. We want to send a message to Lynas so that they would not set foot on Malaysian soil.”

“We will fight so hard that this is only the first warning. Their operation will not be smooth and easy,” he told FMT.

Earlier in the morning, the police had set up road-blocks to stop people from converging at the Gebeng Industrial Park despite the rally being given a police nod.

A small group of police was present at the industrial park.

This however did not stop the protesters from entering the industrial park. The Lynas plant was located about 5km from where the protest took place.

The plant was ‘guarded’ by about 100 police personnel, according to eye-witnesses.

Among the political leaders who were present at the protest included Bersih 2.0 co-chairperson A Samad Said, activist Hishamudin Rais, PAS leader Mohamad Sabu and DAP’s Leong Ngah Ngah.

PETALING JAYA: About 1,500 anti-Lynas protesters gathered peacefully at Gebeng Industrial Park, Kuantan this morning to oppose the siting of the Lynas rare…

www.freemalaysiatoday.com/category/nation/2012/06/24… – Cached

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Malaysiakini

300 kick-start anti-Lynas Occupy Balok-Gebeng rally
  • Leven Woon
  • 3:17PM Jun 23, 2012

Some 300 anti-Lynas protestors kick-started their 24-hour Occupy Balok-Gebeng rally in Kuantan today with a group planting banners at Balok beach.

In the calm afternoon with prevailing winds, some 50 participants stuck the unipole banners bearing anti-Lynas slogans into the sand at the beach close to the Gebeng industrial park where the controversial rare earth plant is set to begin operations.

occupy balok gebeng anti lynas 230612 1Led by Himpunan Hijau chairperson Wong Tack, the crowd dressed in green broke into a round of chants of  “Stop Lynas; Lynas Get out” before planting the banners on the seafront.

  1. Some 300 anti-Lynas protestors kicked started their 24-hour Occupy Balok-Gebeng rally in Kuantan today with a group planting banners at Balok beach.

    www.malaysiakini.com/news/201699 – Cached

Free Malaysia Today

Green anti-Lynas ‘waves’ occupy beach

Teoh El Sen | June 23, 2012

Hundreds of protestors relaxed at the Balok beach in Kuantan today and will continue their rally against the Lynas rare earth plant tomorrow at its gates

PETALING JAYA: Some 300 people anti-Lynas protestors this afternoon begun to ‘occupy’ the Balok beach, in Kuantan, which is some 8km away from the controversial rare earth plant in Gebeng.

The majority of the protestors, in green, are from outstation and are gathered at Pelangi Balok Beach Resort at Pantai Balok.

Many were “relaxing and enjoying themselves” awaiting for the night activities of their 24-hour encampment “Occupy Balok-Gebeng” rally, according to Himpunan Hijau chairman Wong Tack.

People there are supposed to camp till 10am the next day,and the programme is  filled with various programmes such as exhibitions, mini concerts and kite flying activities.

The ceramah at 8.30pm tonight  would feature poet A. Samad Said, activist Hishamuddin Rais dan Wong himself.

  1. PETALING JAYA: Some 300 people anti-Lynas protestors this afternoon begun to ‘occupy‘ the Balok beach … their 24-hour encampment “Occupy Balok-Gebengrally

    www.freemalaysiatoday.com/category/nation/2012/06/23/… – Cached

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Himpunan Hijau 2.0: Langkah Lestari

Program Kemuncak:
23/6 11pm – ‘Rising Flame of Anger, Turn Lynas to Ash’ “愤怒的火焰燃烧LYNAS !”
那里集合>>BERKUMPUL DI >>PELANGI BALOK BEACH RESORT
24/6 10am – Strike Lynas Right At Their Doorstep! 冲向莱纳斯大门!
那里集合>>BERKUMPUL DI >>Gebeng Commercial Centre/格宾商业中心

那里集合??? BERKUMPUL DI MANA??? Assembly Point???23/6, mula-12:00 tengahari
Pelangi Balok Beach Resort 24/6, 10:00am
Pusat Komersil Gebeng/格宾商业中心/Gebeng Commercial Centre

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Malaysiakini

Anti-Lynas walk no sweat for police, says organiser
  • Leven Woon
  • 4:19PM Jun 22, 2012

The Kuantan police have reluctantly endorsed a planned Sunday anti-Lynas convoy of people, expected to draw 10,000 to rally behind the cause, according to the organiser Himpunan Hijau.

Himpunan Hijau chairperson Wong Tack said Kuantan OCPD Mohd Jasmani Yusof was initially against walk, which is featured in the two-day Occupy Balok-Gebeng event in Pahang, but the organisers stuck to their guns.

NONE“Then he told us that he will deploy strong manpower to coordinate,” Wong (right) told Malaysiakini over the phone after a meeting between the NGO steering committee members and Jasmani today.

The plan is to mobilise thousands to join the 11-km walk from Balok beach on 9am to the Lynas rare earth refinery plant in Gebeng.

Participants are free to use any mode of transportation to converge at the Gebeng Commercial Centre before hoofing it to the Lynas plant.

They will then “occupy” the area for at least an hour to symbolise disapproval of the soon-to-be operating plant.

The Kuantan police have reluctantly endorsed a planned Sunday Anti-Lynas convoy of people, expected to draw 10,000 to rally behind the cause, according to the …

www.malaysiakini.com/news/201631 – Cached

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Malaysiakini

Local delights feast to focus on Lynas dangers
  • Leven Woon
  • 7:48AM Jun 22, 2012

With the anti-Lynas Occupy Balok-Gebeng rally set to take place tomorrow, another NGO involved in the same cause is preparing for a feast of local delights – to be held a fortnight from now.

The Save Malaysia Stop Lynas (SMSL) coalition will hold a family day at Teluk Cempedak, Pahang, on July 8 to celebrate traditional local delicacies such as keropok lekor, salted fish and kuih bakar.

“We want to highlight to the people that they can eat all these with a peace of mind now – but what will happen after the Lynas plant starts operating?

“Our event aims to get them to take a closer look at the impact Lynas will have on their lives,” SMSL chairperson Tan Boon Teet (right) said when contacted by Malaysiakini.

Tan said the portions of the delicacies, enough for 500 people, would be prepared on the beach for the three-hour event that will start at 9am.

  1. Local delights feast to focus on Lynas dangers – Yahoo! News …my.news.yahoo.com/localdelightsfeastfocuslynas… – Cached

  2. With the anti-Lynas Occupy Balok-Gebeng rally set to take place tomorrow, another NGO involved in the same cause is preparing for a feast of local delights – to be …

    www.malaysiakini.com/news/201582 – Cached

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Free Malaysia Today

Security not an issue, says Himpunan Hijau

Tarani Palani | June 21, 2012

Anti-Lynas group Himpunan Hijau says it has full faith in the police to provide security at its weekend protest.

KUALA LUMPUR: Anti-Lynas group, Himpunan Hijau, is confident that the police force will be able to provide security for its protest in Kuantan this weekend.

Its chairman, Wong Tack, said that the group has so much faith in the police force that it will not have its own security at the “Occupy Balok-Gebeng”.

He told reporters in Parliament that judging from the two previous rallies – Kuantan on Oct 9, 2011 and Himpunan Hijau 2 in Kuantan and Kuala Lumpur – he believed that the gathering will be peaceful.

Security not an issue, says Himpunan Hijau

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Malaysiakini

Black cloth to adorn Kuantan anti-Lynas protest
  • Leven Woon
  • 1:27PM Jun 21, 2012

There will be a sea of black cloth fluttering in the sky at the Occupy Balok-Gebeng rally at the Balok beach in Pahang on Saturday, with the organisers gearing up to prepare anti-Lynas banners using the colour of mourning.

NONESome 500 banners, in black with white wordings, will be held up on the beach while thousands of pieces of black cloth will be distributed to participants to create their own banners, Himpunan Hijau steering committee member Clement Chin (right) said.

“We want to send the message that this is a very solemn and critical moment, for Lynas is about to start operations. We can’t wait any more,” Chin said.

Himpunan Hijau chairman Wong Tack said a team of 20 volunteers were working against time to complete the 500 banners by Saturday.

“We are telling Lynas that we are sending it to hell,” Wong said.

Black cloth to adorn Kuantan anti-Lynas protest

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Malaysian Insider

Anti-Lynas group vows ‘wave after wave’ of protests

By Shannon Teoh
June 21, 2012

People protest outside the Lynas refinery in Gebeng. Himpunan Hijau today vowed to keep up protests against the RM2.5 billion project. — Reuters pic

KUALA LUMPUR, June 21 — Himpunan Hijau warned Lynas Corp and the government today of “wave after wave” of protests against the impending issuance of a temporary operating licence (TOL) for the Australian miner’s rare earth plant, beginning with a day-long assembly this weekend.

The coalition of groups opposed to the controversial refinery in Kuantan told a press conference today that it will not stop until “the world’s largest radioactive dump” is forced out.

“Leaders of the current regime will not pay attention to the suffering and anxieties of the community of Kuantan. They are in the midst of their own political life and death struggle. Correcting their wrongdoings is not on their agenda.

“Lynas may be receiving its TOL but we can assure them the people of Kuantan will never allow their evil acts to go unchallenged. If the TOL is issued, the authorities will see wave after wave of people’s actions,” chairman Wong Tack said.

Anti-Lynas group vows ‘wave after wave’ of protests

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HIMPUNAN HIJAU OCCUPY BALOK-GEBENG 23-24 JUNE 2012
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The Countdown To ‘Occupy Balok-Gebeng 24 Jam’ – 23rd/24th June 2012.

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Malaysians can Occupy Balok-Gebeng 24 Hours without police permit

Malaysians can Occupy Balok-Gebeng 24 Hours without police permit

    • Saturday, June 23, 2012
    • 7:00am
  • Balok Gebeng, Kuantan
  • “We Are Ready To Strike Lynas at Their Doorsteps” says Himpunan Hijau. Himpunan Hijau ‘Occupy Balok-Gebeng 24 Hours’ on 23-24 June, at Pantai Balok, Kuantan will be a campaign with the highest intensity of emotions.In support of Himpunan Hijau to stop Lynas from operating, Kill The Bill will organise a convoy to Occupy Balok-Gebeng 24Hours.

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Free Malaysia Today

Anti-Lynas demo at Gebeng on Sunday

Patrick Lee | June 19, 2012

A demonstration will be held by anti-Lynas activists on Pantai Balok this Sunday, following the government’s approval of the Gebeng rare earth plant.

KUALA LUMPUR: Anti-Lynas activists intend to demonstrate outside the Gebeng rare earth plant at about 10am this Sunday.

Himpunan Hijau chairman Wong Tack said that he was fed up with the government’s approval of the Pahang-based rare earth plant.

“We will voice our serious concerns. We want to send a message to Lynas so that they would not set foot on Malaysian soil.”

“We will fight so hard that this is only the first warning. Their operation will not be smooth and easy,” he told FMT.

He was referring to the green light given by the Parliamentary Select Committee’s (PSC) on the Lynas Advanced Material Plant (LAMP).

Anti-Lynas demo at Gebeng on Sunday | Free Malaysia Today
www.freemalaysiatoday.com/category/nation/2012/06/19/… – Cached

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Monday, 28 May 2012

Anti-Lynas group to ‘occupy’ Balok and Gebeng

Enviromental group Himpunan Hijau plans a “massive” occupation of Balok and Gebeng next month to ramp up its protest against the Lynas Advanced Materials Plant (Lamp).The group’s steering committee announced the ‘Occupy Balok-Gebeng 24 Hours’ event in a statement yesterday.
Balok and Gebeng are located near the Lynas plant.”The massive event will kick off at noon, 23rd June 2012 in Balok and end at noon, 24th June 2012 in Gebeng.NONE“We expect Malaysians from all corners of the country to converge in Balok-Gebeng to kick Lynas out and reiterate our strongest commitment to uphold environment justice in our beloved country,” read the statement.The event, said the organisation, is part of their ongoing commitment to see Australian rare earth miner Lynas and its refining operations out of Malaysia.”We will not allow an oppressive foreign corporate coloniser to come into our country and harm our children.”As we’ve said before, in the event that Lynas still has some breath left after 428 (the Bersih and anti-Lynas joint rally), then we shall return and finish them off in Kuantan,” stressed the group.
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