PM Najib has made his shocking stand on Lynas. He said Lynas plant would remain at its present location but the waste site is to be located far away from the plant.
He said scientific evidence endorsed by local and international experts shows that the plant and rare earth residue are safe. Najib said that this issue has been politically exploited. He forgot to mention the plant was approved by politicians and his administration.
Anti-Lynas activists do not have any choice but to go to politicians who are prepared to fight their cause. Kuantan MP Fuziah would have been deemed irresponsible and irrelevant if she did not take up the cause on the side of the anti-Lynas group.
Najib statement is a good enough endorsement for Lynas to continue with its operation in Pahang, Malaysia. It means the government is prepared to forego public well-being for Lynas. It makes us wonder what did Lynas do to have gained such solid support from the Barisan government and leaders.
If the waste site is so safe, Najib should propose to have it in his constituency. I am sure it will create more jobs for Pekan folks at the courtesy of their elected representative and beloved PM.
For now, Barisan decision is crystal clear. Lynas is going to have its way and operate in Malaysia regardless of what we do or say.
It could have cancelled the project. Compensation? Why not, if the Barisan can pay off RM8 billion to the contractors of scrapped crooked bridge at the Johor causeway it can afford to kick out Lynas.
We need to say it louder at the next GE.
If Barisan wants war, give it to them. MIC, MCA and Gerakan should make their stand on Lynas loud and clear. It is either you are with them or with us, the people.
HIMPUN 3.0 - GET READY! We hit Putrajaya next.