Malaysian activist Bang Seet Ping, member of the Himpunan Hijau group (Green Assembly) organized a boycott campaign against Australian Lynas Corporation, which processes rare earths in the Asian country and produces radioactive material as waste. Almost three years after beginning operations, there isn´t a waste management plan. Read more
Lynas installed its plant in the Malaysian area of Gebeng, Kuantan in the state of Pahang, without consulting the local community and has not been transparent, said activist Tan Bun Teet, chairperson of the organization Save Malaysia Stop Lynas, to Real World Radio. Read more
After almost three years of operation in Malaysia, Australian Lynas corporation, which focuses on rare earth processing, still does not have a waste processing plan, part of which are radioactive. The demands by several Malaysian organizations that reject Lynas operations in Gebeng, Kuantan, in the state of Pahang, are clear: they want the factory to clean up and leave. Read more
"We don´t know what the company is doing, what causes our suffering, we know nothing", said activist Sherly Hue, from Bukit Koman, Raub District, Pahang State, where a mining company that uses sodium cyanide to extract gold is operating. "We are living in darkness", she expressed. Read more
Woon Soon Fatt is 39 years old, he is the father of four children and lives 500 meters away from the mine owned by company Raub Australian Goldmining Malaysia, that uses sodium cyanide to extract gold in the Malaysian area of Bukit Koman, Raub district, State of Pahang. As soon as the company started operating in 2009, he and his children started to suffer from health problems. He decided not to remain silent and be a witness of the defense in the trial for defamation against local leader Wong Kin Hoong. Read more
In Malaysia, environmental defense and health concerns by communities are responded to with legal accusations of defamation, trials, police arrests and eventually prison. The criminalization of protests prevails. Several environmental defenders of Bukit Koman, Raub district, in the state of Pahang, Malaysia, can attest to that. Read more
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