JULY 14 simultaneous STOP LYNAS rallies in Malaysia & Australia
Written by Maria Begum, Malaysia Chronicle
Activists campaigning to stop Australian rare earth refiner Lynas from setting up a plant in Malaysia will hold simultaneous rallies in the two countries on July 14 to “Save Malaysia, Stop Lynas”.
The movement calling itself the same name – Save Malaysia, Stop Lunas or SMSL – is sparing no effort in drumming in the message to Prime Minister Najib Razak that the Lynas plant will cost him votes if he insists on pushing through the plant.
According to SMSL chairman Tan Bun Tee, the July 14 rally will include a special feature, where the attendees will be asked to cast a vote – for or against the Lynas plant – which has been sited in Gebeng, Pahang.
“We are holding a nationwide ‘Call to Action’ rally. We will vote for a cleaner and safer future. Now we are telling people the votes in your hands are so important. It can help determine whether Lynas goes on,” Tan was reported as saying on Friday.
Will vote for any party who stops Lynas including BN
Although, Tan added that the mock vote on July 14 was not meant to threaten or pressure any political party, he made it clear that, “We will vote for any party that will stop Lynas”.
5:00pm until 8:00pm
SMSL is organizing a simultaneous action of protest against Lynas on the 14th July ( 714) 2012.We encourage you to cast your votes to stop Lynas and at the same time, to vote for a cleaner and safer future！Lynas has almost got their permit to begin production, so invite all your PERAKIAN friends to this event. Malaysia needs us now!
Lynas is a huge factory that will produce Rare Earth, and in the process, it will cause pollution. Rare Earth produced at Kampung Bukit Merah around 30 years ago led to untold suffering! If Lynas is allowed to start work, who knows who the next victims are.
Please wear green in support.
Date and Time : 14th July 2012, 5pm to 7pm.
Venue : Taman Rekreasi Sultan Abdul Aziz (Polo Ground).
Attire : Green Shirt.
地点 ：打扪路马球场 （polo ground）。