Saturday, August 17, 2019

Mahathir has numbers for Lynas approval

NST (extracts):

Yeo: My view on Lynas remains the same

Yeo Bee Yin (inset) today maintained her view that Lynas Corporation Ltd (Lynas Australia) must ship out radioactive wastes accumulated at its rare earth processing plant from Malaysia


By Adib Povera, Suganthi Suparmaniam

KUALA LUMPUR: Energy, Science, Technology, Environment and Climate Change Minister Yeo Bee Yin today maintained her view that Lynas Corporation Ltd (Lynas Australia) must ship out radioactive wastes accumulated at its rare earth processing plant from Malaysia.

Yeo said she shared with the Cabinet her views on the matter, which was also supported by ministers from DAP.

She added that renewal of the Australian rare earth producer’s permit for another six months, which was announced by Atomic Energy Licensing Board (AELB) – a regulatory body under the ministry, was the final decision made by the Cabinet.

“My views on Lynas remain the same as what I have previously mentioned. I have conveyed my views to the Cabinet and was supported by DAP ministers.
“The one announced by AELB yesterday (Thursday) is the final decision made by the Cabinet. And we abide to the collective decision made by Cabinet,” she told reporters after the launch of Top Glove Corporation Bhd’s green product, BioGreen Biodegradable Nitrile Gloves.

The AELB announced on Thursday that Lynas Malaysia Sdn Bhd’s (Lynas Malaysia) operating license has been renewed for another six months. However, it said the company must comply with three conditions imposed by the government.

Basically, Sweetie Yeo has revealed that the anti Lynas faction in the cabinet have been from the DAP, meaning they are:

  • Lim Guan Eng (Finance)
  • Yeo Bee Yin (Energy, Science etc)
  • Anthony Loke (Transport)
  • Kula Segaran (Human Resources)
  • Teresa Kok (Primary Industry)
  • Gobind Singh (Comms & Media)

and various deputies.

Leaving aside Parti Pribumi and five (5) PKR Dwarfs, who would all have sucked up to Mahathir, and Waytha a senator who might not be able to vote on policies, what about:

  • Wan Azizah (DPM & Women's)
  • Saifuddin Nasution (Domestic Trade)
  • Mat Sabu (Defence) plus 4 Amanah

Are these 6 pro Lynas?

I feel sorry for Sweetie Fuziah Salleh because as a deputy she has no say in the final decision-making.

That Mahathir got his way with Lynas proves the inaccuracy of the earlier news information that MOST of the cabinet ministers were anti Lynas.

And I feel sorrier for Sweetie Yeo because as Minister of the Environment she had demanded Lynas demonstrates its ability to ship out radioactive wastes accumulated at its rare earth processing plant from Malaysia before any approval would be given, but alas, Mahathir has the numbers.

In the cabinet the DAP has 6 ministers, Pribumi 6, PKR 7, Amanah 5, Warisan 3 and Hindraf 1 (Senator Waytha).

Pribumi + Dwarfs + Warisan = 14
DAP + Cats + Amanah = 13, assuming Amanah even supports DAP

Mahathir had been deviously prescient in having Azmin Ali and 4 of his Dwarfs appointed as full ministers whilst allowing only Wan Azizah and Saifuddin Nasution from the Cats faction.

That is assuming that even the Cats and Amanah support the DAP.

Mahathir has eff-ed Malaysia once again with his A.R.E Redux.

And a snapshot of some extracts from Yoursay in Malaysiakini:
Apalah: This anti-Lynas issue was part of the Pakatan Harapan’s election manifesto.

If Harapan under Prime Minister Dr Mahathir Mohamad reverses this stand and to the loud objections against Lynas after we experienced a similar environmental catastrophe at Bukit Merah, Perak, then we can only conclude that Harapan - together with PKR and DAP - has not lived up to their words.
Is Harapan playing into the hands of a self-implosion engineered by a dark force within the coalition’s corridors of power? Think, PKR; think, DAP. And then take corrective actions to counter this dark force.
Kangkung: It is time for DAP to leave Harapan even if it means Umno/PAS will come into power. DAP's dignity should be preserved. And forget about the Malay leaders from PKR and Amanah.
Lynas, khat, Zakir Naik and the rest are issues purposely engineered by Mahathir and Bersatu for political reasons.
Mahathir knows all these issues will destroy DAP and he is working to ensure Umno/PAS Malay support for him and his party.
Anonymous_63975706158502: Yes, DAP, please leave Harapan ruling coalition soonest before future generations curse you like how we curse MCA now.

Stick to your principles and we will continue to support you even if you are in opposition. Don’t be so power-crazy as it only brings you more hatred, especially with the way Mahathir is running the government.
Roger 5201: So much for righting his 22 years legacy of corruption, cronyism and nepotism. Mahathir has gone nuts in his drive to outdo Umno and PAS in destroying DAP.
Does he seriously believe this will see the ascension of his son, Mukhriz? Does the rakyat's interest, social harmony and well-being even count for anything anymore?
Ipoh PP: So many issues detrimental to the country. All because of one silly old stubborn man. DAP should consider quitting the government if these acts of sabotage to the party continues.
At least in this way, your voting base stays intact.
Caripasal: It is obvious Mahathir and his Bersatu have a different dream from DAP/PKR/Amanah despite sleeping in the same bed.
Harapan, like the previous Pakatan Rakyat, might suffer the same fate due to, once again, one particular racist party in the coalition.
It is time for DAP, PKR and Amanah to stand firm to protect their manifesto. It is time to offer strong support to DAP, PKR and Amanah to fight the racist.
It is time for us to show the trio the full support to fight the racist, like what we did after the split of Pakatan Rakyat. Do not give the racist any opportunity.
Jaya Janam: Give the ultimatum. Either he, Mahathir, toes the Harapan line or you leave the coalition.
Let him make a comeback again under an Umno/PAS/Bersatu alliance as he seems to have unfinished business before his time is up.


  1. Is the environment minister trying to redeem herself after failing miserably to solve the pollution and contamination problems in Johor ? They are all birds of a feather. How shameful.

  2. The science supports the fact that Lynas does not produce dangerous radioactive waste.

    Every time you get on an aeroplane you are trusting your life to the assumption the designers and manufacturers have got the science correct.
    Every time you drive a car you are trusting your life to the assumption the designers and manufacturers have got the science correct. And most of what we learn as safe driving is based on assumptions that the science works, that the car will react more or less how it is expected to.

    In the case of Lynas, the opponents have completely denied the science, purely arguing from a political standpoint.
    Truly a post-truth society.

    Let DAP wallow and die in the trap of it's own making.

    And A.R.E has nothing to do with Lynas.
    In A.R.E. the chemical extraction process concentrated the mild radioactivity in the original material into far higher radioactivity after processing.

    The Mount Weld ore is not monazite, and no radioactivity is being concentrated in Lynas. Six years of monitoring has proven that.

    1. Lynas is now building another bigger rare earths plant in Texas USA. Guess what....the yanks will only accept pre-processed ores from WA, after the radioactive stuff is taken out. Why? Because they know their science.

    2. Moron, from where u read yr science?


      Indeed, science supports the fact that Lynas does not produce dangerous radioactive waste. Same as in ARE operation that turned radioactive toxic!

      The keyword is residual radioactive CONCENTRATE! Especially of thorium & uranium - same byproducts present in monazite & Mt weld ore.

      In nuclear science, the understanding of radioactivity is still baby walk. How do u compare a baby walk to an adult runner as in those examples u have so simply quoted?

      If u trufully knowing chemistry, then u should know that ALL rare earth elements fall within the same class under the proven periodic table.

      Know what's a periodic table?

      The unique classification of the periodic table defines those class members of the same group exhibiting similar chemical properties in various levels of affinity.

      Thus, to refine a rare earth ore, the extraction process is almost the same based on their shared chemical properties.

      See the f*cking point yet?

      Of course ARE has nothing to do with lynas. But the shared commoner is the thorium/uranium residues generated during the same chemical extraction process!

      So, WHO tell u ONLY in ARE the chemical extraction process concentrated the mild radioactivity in the original material into far higher radioactivity after processing? AELB?

      Of course, the Mount Weld ore is not monazite. How could it be!

      No one here is talking about the original ore, except u. The residual radioactive byproducts r the worry here, mfer.

      "Six years of monitoring has proven that."

      Wakakakaka… monitor by who? Lynas kangkung? AELB kaji buta as proven in ARE - which it proclaimed to the world that no radioactivity is being concentrated?

      Hmmm… then from where were those drums after drums of toxic radioactive waste come from?

      I sincerely hope that u will remember to show yrself when a higher accumulative comparison rate of radioactive sickness hits kuantan.

      Don't used spurious background radiation reading. Use the overall accumulative comparison rate of cancerous diseases in the confined area as a guide!

      That's how the long term effect of radioactivity IS been currently studied.

      U people r not only ignorant but also bcoz of short-term syiok-sendiri attitude.

      The recycled plastic guys can't recycled imported plastic waste bcoz it's foreign material with possible environmental toxicity. Yet, lynas CAN!

      Hhmmm… could it be bcoz an international company like lynas offering jobs to the locals sounds so much nicer even though those jobs r just high paying manual works.

      Anak ku bekerja sebagai ingineur sama lynas, sebuah syarikat antarabangsa. Gaji tinggi, kerja senang!

      U guys deserve the outcome! But the unfortunate part IS all other m'sians have to pay for yr superficial boastfulness!

    3. Good for Lynas and Malaysia if they carry out an orderly withdrawal from Malaysia.
      But I have doubts about their stated plans.
      A cracking and leaching plant, as the "leaching" implies, uses very large amounts of water. If you recycle much of the water it will add substantial costs., One of the key reason Gebeng was chosen.
      Where do they find the water in the WA desert ?

    4. Let the Ozzie depletes the artesian aquifer of the WA!

      The Texan plant refined the bleached rare earth ore concentrates send from mt weld. Thus only limited water is needed!

      The bleaching is WHERE all the other unwanted residues, radioactive & non-radioactive, r been removed from the rare earth concentrate.

  3. How satisfying it is to see DAP being tattered by the wily Old Man. Still remembered one DAP bloke and Moron said prior GE14 " Kita guna Mahathir to skrew orang Melayu' bila dia mati boleh main mahjong sama Lee Kuan Yew".. He, He, He who is having the last laugh now??? Who can ever imagine the Hero Cina Lim Kit Siang being cursed and sprayed with spits from his own supporters? This only show, you will never win in political game with the Malays.

    1. Last laugh?, Toonsie may have longevity genes but DAP will outlive him...

  4. Lynas is building a cracking and leaching facility in WA, prior to sending the semi-processed ore to Texas, USA where they are building another bigger facility compared to Gebeng, for final production of the rare earth. This is because the US will not accept raw ores containing the radioactive material, unlike Malaysia.

    So this pre-processing facility in WA serves their Texas facility, not Gebeng, and will be ready in 3 years, roughly the same time as their Texas facility.

    Meaning in 3-4 years time the Lynas facility in Gebeng can be shut down without affecting their global supply. They can just walk out of Malaysia and leave us with millions of tonnes of radioactive waste.

    The licence extension we have just granted Lynas, and the 4 years we have given them to identify and build a permanent disposal facility is actually serving their exit strategy. It is as if Lynas themselves wrote the licensing conditions. Toonsie fell for it.

    Meanwhile they are still enjoying the tax-free status that Jibby gave them. Oh and by the way there is no magical “undo” button for Guanee to click to cancel the tax-free status.

  5. This is the kind of thorn we want at Ayatollah’s side; minister Kula taking no nonsense from the aphrodisiac peddler. If DAP ministers were to resign over Zakar Naik, or khat, or Lynas, then there would be no voice in the government to speak up against these bigots. Ayatollah would reign supreme. He would simply appoint 6 more ministers from Bersatu.

    Well done Kula....!

    Unapologetic Kula tells Zakir to file lawsuit now

    Human Resources Minister M Kulasegaran has refused to apologise to preacher Dr Zakir Naik, despite a legal notice urging him to do so over allegedly defamatory remarks.

    Kulasegaran, who is in Japan on official business, said Zakir need not wait for a reply and can initiate legal proceedings.

    "He should advise his lawyers to file proceedings, if he is serious, as I am steadfast in fighting this matter, come what may.

    "Rest assured that I will not cower and run to another country to seek refuge. As soon as work is over, I will return to my motherland and defend the unfounded allegations against me without fear.

    "I welcome the opportunity to confront bigotry and anti-Malaysian sentiment on behalf of the people who voted for me and who rely on me to safeguard this country," the minister said in a statement today.

    1. only dog resign, let others take up, so we can count how many dog r in dap.

    2. Truly f*cked statement!

      If all the dap elected representatives resigned, then there will be no more dogs within dap.


      Do reflect yr own otakrosak shout : "only dog resign, let others take up"

      Bloody real gone case rd moron!