Friday, February 24, 2012
Solidarity with Save Malaysia & Anti-Lynas
This Federal Government claimed that it is willing to listen to the people. But listening cannot be a selective work. In the case of Lynas, the people have spoken and they would like a project with such huge risk and low benefit to the people to ship out of the country.
The Bukit Merah tragedy is still fresh in our mind. It is unbecoming and unfathomable why the government would like to court another tragedy in the making with Lynas. Moreover, the producer has been given generous tax haven. Even if Lynas is willing to contribute 10% of its profit to the people of Pahang, it should still be rejected.
How many times we have seen or heard promises and guarantees from the industrialists and businesses which ended up as smoke screens?
The way the government welcomes and fought for the Lynas plant to be operational in Gebeng is a monumental shame to our inability to attract better quality investment.
If the present crop cannot do the job to sell Malaysia to the foreign investors and bring in value added and beneficial technology and knowledge into the country, perhaps someone else should be entrusted to the job.
I shall march with the people of Anti-Lynas and Save Malaysia this Sunday in Penang. Would have been in Kuantan if my health permits.