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Court ‘freezes’ Lynas TOL
The Kuantan High Court has granted an interim stay over the TOL issued to the Lynas rare earth plant, effectively freezing everything until the next court hearing.
PETALING JAYA: The Kuantan High Court today granted an interim stay over the Temporary Operating Licence (TOL) that has been given to Lynas Advanced Materials Plant (LAMP).
This means that LAMP cannot proceed with its operations as “everything is frozen temporarily”, according to lawyer Gene Anand Vendargon representing Save Malaysia, Stop Lynas(SMSL), which made the application for the stay.
“Basically for now, Lynas can’t proceed, can’t operate, can’t do anything; eventhough the TOL is issued, it can’t be used,” Vendargon said.
“Though this is not the final stay we are looking for, the court has allowed this to preserve the status quo,” he said.
Judge Mariana Yahya, who allowed the interim stay today, also fixed the next date of hearing to be on Oct 4.
SMSL, the anti-Lynas lobby group, in its main application, had asked the court to suspend the TOL until the court disposes of two judicial review cases related to the controversial rare earth plant.
However, today, the court was asked to postpone the hearing.
New twist in Lynas’ plans in Malaysian plant
Protesters in Malaysia are preparing to blockade a port in the east of the country to try to shutdown the Australian-run Lynas rare earths plant.
Clement Chin from the environmental action group Himpunan Hijau says the plant at Kuantan will become the site one of the biggest civil disobedience campaigns the country has ever seen.
“We are going to marshal the people together for this blockade to stop the ore from reaching our Malaysian shores at Kuantan port,” he said.
|10:17AM Sep 20, 2012|
Australian activists staged a protest outside Lynas Corporation’s head office in Sydney this afternoon against the Lynas Advanced Materials Plant (Lamp) in Gebeng, Kuantan.
The environmental group Friends of the Earth said the protest took place at 10.30am Malaysia time (12.30pm Sydney time), outside the company’s office at Pitt Street.
One of the group’s members Tully McIntyre said the protest was to express dissent over Lynas’ plan to export radioactive ore from Mount Weld in Australia to the Kuantan plant when it begins operations.
McIntyre said the Australian company should not be forcing the project on an unwilling international community.
“The campaign against Lynas in Malaysia is the biggest environmental campaign in Malaysian history. Australian activists will continue to show strong support with the Malaysians to stop Lynas exporting this
It is not all good news for Lynas!
|4:31PM Sep 18, 2012|
A state lawmaker from Western Australia (WA) has mocked Lynas Corporation after the company is being left in a quandary over its waste products from its rare earth refinery.
Robin Chapple, the legislative council member representing the mining and pastoral region, said on his website that Lynas seems to be “left holding the baby”.
Malaysia’s Atomic Energy Licensing Board now wants Lynas to commit to exporting their waste products.
Following this, a news report emerged claiming that Lynas was seeking the Australian government’s permission to accept its waste products, although this is highly unlikely.
Chapple said that by operating in Malaysia, the company might have thought that it escaped Australia’s rigorous legal scrutiny.
“Well it (Lynas) isn’t. And if it thinks that Western Australia will take this radioactive waste, it can think again.
“The WA Nuclear Waste Storage (Prohibition) Act 1999 prohibits it here. Period!” wrote Chapple.
Anti-Lynas groups insist on seeing waste plans, vow to fight on
KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 17 ― Local grassroots movements remain unconvinced by Lynas Corp and Putrajaya’s vow to manage waste from the Australian miner’s controversial rare earth plant in Kuantan, demanding today that the firm reveal a detailed disposal plan or face a “fight to the end”.
Wong Tack, chairman of local environment group Himpunan Hijau, gave a stern warning to Lynas, saying that: “Unless you have very clear plans, we will not allow you to have anything coming in.”
“People have decided we don’t want this industry in our country.”
Tan Bun Teet, the chairman of Save Malaysia Stop Lynas (SMSL), agreed. “It is ludicrous that government of Malaysia issued the TOL to Lynas when we don’t even know how Lynas is going to manage the solid waste and there are many outstanding issues.”
Stop Lynas Coalition’s (SLC) chairman Andansura Rabu echoed Wong’s views, saying that it similarly wanted to learn of Lynas’s actual plans.
“We would like to see detailed plans of what they are going to do before they are allowed to process and operate,” Andansura said.
Don’t even dream about operation. This is an all-out war!
不要梦想操作!我们共同坚守前线 – 举国抗战！
Environmental action group Himpunan Hijau has vowed to blockade Kuantan Port if Australian rare earths miner Lynas starts to ship ores into the country for processing at the controversial Lynas Advanced Materials Plant (Lamp).
“I will guarantee that their ore shipments will not slip past our blockade. We will mount the biggest civil disobedience event ever seen in the country and get all the groups together.
“The port of Kuantan will not be operational as long as the ore is there,” vowed Himpunan Hijau chairperson Wong Tack (left).
His statement came in response to the decision of the Atomic Energy Licensing Board (AELB) to issue Lynas with a temporary operating licence (TOL) to operate the Lamp facility in Gebeng, Kuantan.