Body wants Kuantan MP and anti-Lynas group to apologise
Posted on July 19, 2012, Thursday
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 http://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
SMSL seeks to transfer Lynas suit to Kuantan High Court
Last updated on 14 August 2012 – 05:55pm
KUALA LUMPUR (Aug 14, 2012): Anti-Lynas group ‘Save Malaysia, Stop Lynas’ (SMSL) is applying to transfer the defamation suit filed by Lynas Corporation Limited and Lynas Malaysia Sdn Bhd, to the Kuantan High Court.
SMSL’s counsel Datuk Bastian Pius Vendargon told reporters here today that they had filed the needed application to transfer the case early this month.
“The court has set Sept 26 to hear the application,” he said after meeting justice Datuk John Louis O’Hara in chambers when the case came up for case management today.
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Court to hear Lynas suit Sept 26
The Save Malaysia Stop Lynas (SMSL) wants the Lynas defamation suit to be heard in the Kuantan High Court.
KUALA LUMPUR: The High Court here today fixed Sept 26 to hear an application to transfer the Lynas defamation suit against pressure group Save Malaysia Stop Lynas (SMSL) to the Kuantan High Court.
Judge John Louis O’Hara will also hear another application by SMSL on the same day which seeks to obtain documents from Lynas which the Australian rare earth miner is refusing to release.
He will make a decision on both applications on the same day.
SMSL’s lawyer, Bastian Pius Vendargon, told this to reporters after the court heard both parties in chambers today.
“The court will hear the application to transfer the case first,” he said.