The Kuantan MP said that the rare earth plant should be allowed to operate in Malaysia even if there is small chance it is safe.
G Vinod, FMT
PKR vice president Fuziah Salleh said today that Pakatan Rakyat would shut down Lynas (M) Sdn Bhd if it wins federal power in the general election.
She also said that Pakatan’s recently launched manifesto was crystal clear about it and reiterated that Lynas should not be allowed to operate in Gebeng or anywhere else in Malaysia.
“Even if there is a slight chance that Lynas is safe, it still shouldn’t be there.The plant was built on peat soil, with the underground water flowing less than a metre deep from the surface.
“In addition, the plant is built too near to the residents, river and the sea,” said Fuziah
On Tuesday, PKR supremo, Anwar Ibrahim told the Sydney Morning Herald that Lynas would be allowed to operate if it is found safe.
Fuziah, who is also Kuantan MP, said that she would remain firm to her conviction as she was one of the earliest elected leader to oppose Lynas in the Parliament since 2008.
She also said that the right place for Lynas to operate would be in the middle of the Australian desert.
“That is where the toxic radioactive waste can be returned to its place of origin, which is in Mount Weld in Western Australia,” said Fuziah.