Himpunan Hijau goes Down Under (to Australia)

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WONG TACK AND 5 OTHERS FROM HIMPUNAN HIJAU ARE IN AUSTRALIA!

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Liked · November 28

Local reporter from Sydney were interviewing Wong Tack outside lynas HQ.

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Malaysiakini

Shareholders face off with anti-Lynas groups in Sydney

Shareholders of Australian mining firm Lynas Corp today came face-to-face with allegations over its rare earth plant in Gebeng, Pahang, at their Sydney annual general meeting when Malaysians spoke from the floor to expose potentially disastrous issues surrounding the plant 25km from Kuantan.

Tan Bun Teet of Save Malaysia – Stop Lynas (SMSL) painted Lynas as a company that plays loose with facts, avoids direct answers and potentially offers great financial pain to investors.

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Semambu assemblyperson Lee Chean Chung, accompanying Tan at the AGM, alleged that Lynas may not be above shoring up the election coffers of BN.

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NSW Greens Party MP Jamie Parker, a stalwart supporter of the anti-Lynas campaign, reminded the crowd outside the AGM that “the only reason Lynas is operating in Malaysia is because of the democratic deficit there”.

Speaking on a rain-soaked Pitt Street sidewalk just across The Establishment, the hotel-venue for the Lynas AGM, Mr Parker said: “1.2 million Malaysians know there is no transparency and openness on environmental matters in Malaysia.

“Australian investors who are ethical should not be investing in Lynas. They should be made aware their investment is at risk because Lynas may be called to book.

“We have to stop Lynas, for Malaysians and for its investors.”

For more:

Shareholders face off with anti-Lynas groups in Sydney

The Malay Mail Online
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Two young children wearing headbands take part in an ‘Occupy Balok-Gebeng’ rally against the Australian miner Lynas Corporation in Kuantan, some 260km east of Kuala Lumpur, on June 24, 2012. — AFP picKUALA LUMPUR, Nov 28 — After failing to boot 

Ahead of Lynas AGM, Himpunan Hijau camp outside Aussie office

Malaysian Insider

Anti-Lynas NGO protests at Sydney headquarters AGM

November 28, 2013

Environmental group Himpunan Hijau is ramping up pressure on rare earth miner Lynas Corporation by holding protests at the firm’s headquarters in Sydney, Australia.

Its chairman Wong Tack said they had been holding a camp-out at the Lynas headquarters as the company is scheduled to hold its annual general meeting of shareholders tomorrow.

He said in a statement that they wanted to send a strong message to Lynas’ management and shareholders that their plant in Gebeng, Pahang, was not welcome and should be shut down.

http://www.themalaysianinsider.com/malaysia/article/anti-lynas-ngo-protests-at-sydney-headquarters-agm

Malaysian Insider

Himpunan Hijau’s 3-day long, 24-hour protest at Lynas HQ in Sydney

BY PETER BOYLE
November 28, 2013
Six Malaysian activists from the Himpunan Hijau (Green Assembly) group have begun a 24-hour, week-long occupation of the front of the corporate HQ of Lynas, the Australian company that has built an unwanted toxic rare earths refinery in Kuantan, Malaysia. - Pic by Peter Boyle.Six Malaysian activists from the Himpunan Hijau (Green Assembly) group have begun a 24-hour, week-long occupation of the front of the corporate HQ of Lynas, the Australian company that has built an unwanted toxic rare earths refinery in Kuantan, Malaysia. – Pic by Peter Boyle.

Wong Tack and Himpunan Hijau (HH) have become the new “eco super heroes” of veteran Australian environmental activists after they set camp right in the corporate HQ of Lynas in the heart of Sydney’s central business district.

“These people are amazing,” veteran Australian Friends Of the Earth campaigner Tully McIntyre told me. “All six of them came straight from the airport and set up the protest camp and have not stopped for three days and nights. they have been sleeping out rough and getting up early in the morning to greet the first of the office workers and businessmen in suits.”

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Sydney’s business crowd may be a bit startled by the Himpunan Hijau protest camp but more than a few “suits” are stopping to hear the protesters’ case.

Himpunan Hijau’s 3-day long, 24-hour protestat Lynas HQ in Sydney

Himpunan Hijau occupies HQ of Australian toxic polluting company Lynas

Green Left Weekly
26 November 2013

Himpunan Hijau (Green Assembly) a movement from Malaysia against Australia rare earth miner Lynas Corporation are in Sydney occupying Lynas headquarters. In this video Himpunan Hijau chairman, Wong Tack talks about the mass movement – which includes a petition of over 1.2 milli0n Malaysians – who want to shut down the toxic and polluting Lynas Advanced Materials Plant and for Lynas to leave Malaysia.

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http://stoplynas.org/himpunan-hijau-occupies-hq-of-australian-toxic-polluting-company-lynas/

Himpunan Hijau occupies HQ of Australian toxic polluting company Lynas

Published on Nov 26, 2013
Six Malaysian activists from the Himpunan Hijau (Green Assembly) group have begun a 24-hour, week-long occupation of the front of the corporate HQ of Lynas, the Australian company that has built an unwanted toxic rare earths refinery in Kuantan , Malaysia. They have come with a petition with the signatures of 1.2 million Malaysians who demand that the toxic plant be shut down by June 29, 2014 at the latest. Peter Boyle from Green Left TV spoke to Himpunan Hijau chairperson Wong Tack at the occupation.

Malaysians to Occupy Lynas HQ in Sydney: Protest shareholder meeting, divest from Lynas

StopLynas.org
22.11.13 7:02 am

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WHAT
SYDNEY | Eight representatives from Himpunan Hijau, one of the largest environmental movements in Malaysia, will be travelling to Australia to protest against Australian rare earth mining company, Lynas Corporation. Lynas has started exporting its toxic and radioactive rare-earth pollution to it’s controversial refinery, the Lynas Advanced Materials Plant (LAMP) in Kuantan, Malaysia.

Himpunan Hijau will be joined by Friends of the Earth Australia, Beyond Nuclear Initiative, AidWatch and The Greens.

WHERE & WHEN
Occupation outside Lynas Headquarters
ALL DAY Tuesday 26 – Thursday 28 November 2013
56 Pitt Street, Sydney

Press conference hosted by The Greens
Thursday 28 November 2013
10AM behind NSW parliament

Protest outside Lynas Corporation Annual General Meeting
Friday 29 November
8:30AM-1:00PM
Opposite Establishment Hotel,
252 George Street Sydney
BACKGROUND
On August 4th 2011 Australian company Lynas Corporation officially opened its Mt Weld rare earth mine in Western Australia. Lynas has started exporting rare earth concentrates, through the port of Fremantle in Western Australia to the port of Kuantan in Malaysia, to their polluting, energy intensive and highly controversial rare earths processing plant, the Lynas Advanced Materials Plant (LAMP).

The LAMP is vehemently opposed by at least a million Malaysians. It was constructed without any public consultation and near fishing communities. Its pollution and waste management are seriously deficient according to a scientific report[1] by Germany’s Oeko Institute.

StopLynas.org
An affiliate campaign of Friends of the Earth Australia

[1] “Description and Critical environmental Evaluation of the Rare Earth Refinery Plant LAMP near Kuantan/Malaysia” http://www.oeko.de/oekodoc/1629/2013-002-en.pdf

http://tasmaniantimes.com/index.php?/pr-article/malaysians-to-occupy-lynas-hq-in-sydney-protest-s/

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