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No pre-election promise by Harapan to shut down Lynas
LETTER | We note that a letter to the editor of Malaysiakini dated 5 September 2019 entitled “Ministerial Responsibility in New M'sia - Shining Light or Stygian Gloom” included a misleading and in...
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Bentong MP accuses PMO officers of abuse over Lynas FAQ, wants MACC probe
KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 6 — A frequently answered questions (FAQ) infographics from the Prime Minister’s Office about the licence extension for Lynas Malaysia was an abuse of power as the matter was ou...
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No place for emotion in evaluating Cabinet’s Lynas decision, Redzuan tells Anwar
PETALING JAYA: A federal minister has come to Putrajaya’s defence after PKR president Anwar Ibrahim urged the government to review its decision to renew Lynas Malaysia’s operating licence.
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Zakir Naik stirring up racial sentiments despite ban on talking about politics: Mahathir (Updated)
KUALA LUMPUR: Islamic preacher Dr Zakir Naik is trying to stir up racial sentiments in Malaysia, despite being forbidden to talk about politics.
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Anti-Lynas group to protest today
KUANTAN: Four months after its last demonstration, the Save Malaysia, Stop Lynas (SMSL) group will once again rally today to protest against the government’s latest move to renew Lynas Malaysia’s licence for another six months.
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Rafidah on young armchair critics and 7 other things which happened yesterday
KINI ROUNDUP | Here are key headlines you may have missed yesterday, in brief. 1.
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Lynas given six months to improve and fulfill conditions: Teresa Kok
PUTRAJAYA: Primary Industries Minister Teresa Kok (pix) said the operating licence of Lynas Malaysia rare earths plant in Gebeng, Kuantan was extended for six months only with conditions.
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Lynas given six months to improve, fulfill conditions - Teresa Kok
Primary Industries Minister Teresa Kok said the operating licence for the Lynas Malaysia rare earth plant in Gebeng, Kuantan, was extended for six months with conditions.
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Teresa Kok: Isn't it enough that Lynas has six months to meet conditions?
PUTRAJAYA, Aug 17 — Primary Industries Minister Teresa Kok said the operating licence of Lynas Malaysia rare earths plant in Gebeng, Kuantan was extended for six months only with conditions.
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Govt to look into people’s concerns over Lynas plant: Mahathir
SEPANG: Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad (pix) has given his assurance that the government will look into the people’s concerns over the Lynas Malaysia rare earths plant in Gebeng, Kuantan even though invest...
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Lynas interview postponed, not cancelled, says Bernama TV
PETALING JAYA: A television programme featuring Lynas Malaysia representatives that was supposed to be aired on the government-owned Bernama News Channel on Wednesday was postponed and not cancelled, ...
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Firm confident of getting PDF in six months
KUANTAN: Lynas Malaysia is confident of obtaining consent for the location of a permanent deposit facility (PDF) for its water leach purification (WLP) residue within six months.
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Why renew Lynas’ licence?
PETALING JAYA: MCA president Datuk Seri Dr Wee Ka Siong has taken a swipe at the Pakatan Harapan government for renewing rare earth producer Lynas Malay­sia’s licence despite earlier promi­ses to get rid of the plant.
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Govt to look into people's concerns over Lynas plant — Dr Mahathir
SEPANG (Aug 16): Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad has given his assurance that the Government will look into the people's concerns over the Lynas Malaysia rare earths plant in Gebeng, Kuantan even though inves...
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Seven Pahang DAP reps remain firmly opposed to Lynas
PETALING JAYA: Seven DAP assemblymen from Pahang remain firm in opposing the resumption of operations at the Gebeng plant of rare earth producer Lynas Malaysia.
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Wee blasts Pakatan over Lynas' licence renewal
PETALING JAYA: Datuk Seri Dr Wee Ka Siong has taken a swipe at the Pakatan Harapan government for renewing rare earth producer Lynas Malaysia’s licence despite earlier promises to get rid of the plant.
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Syed Saddiq on Lynas extension: Cabinet made collective decision
Youth and Sports Minister Syed Saddiq Syed Abdul Rahman told the press on Friday that the Cabinet made a collective decision to extend the operating licence Lynas Malaysia by six months.He spoke to re...
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Lynas gets six more months
PETALING JAYA: The operating licence for Gebeng-based rare earth producer Lynas Malaysia will be extended for six months beginning Sept 3, although it comes with stricter conditions governing waste handling.
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EVENING 5: Five things you need to know today
Dirty dealings. Corporate battles.
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Lynas' licence renewed for another six months - but with conditions
PETALING JAYA: The government has renewed rare earth producer Lynas Malaysia's licence for another six months, but with conditions.
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Lynas engineers urge Malaysians to put faith in science over misinformation
KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 14 — The engineering and technical team of the Lynas Malaysia plant in Gebeng, Pahang asked Malaysians today to trust scientific experts instead of listening to anti-Lynas activist...
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Expert warns of radiation risk from revival of tin mining
PETALING JAYA: A radiation expert has warned that the government’s plan to revive tin mining raises a bigger concern than allowing Lynas Malaysia to continue processing rare earths.
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DAP MP takes Dr M to task over arbitrary decisions, urges PH to review decision-making process
Charles Santiago – Bernama file photo KUCHING: A DAP MP has called for a review of the Pakatan Harapan (PH) Presidential Council’s decision-making process as he claimed Prime Minister Tun Dr Maha...
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DAP MP demands Pakatan rein in Dr M
KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 12 — Klang MP Charles Santiago accused Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad of unilateralism today and told the Pakatan Harapan (PH) presidential council to curb the “minority ...
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Road rage results in death, and 8 news from yesterday
KINI ROUNDUP | Here are key headlines you may have missed yesterday, in brief. 1.
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We can’t drive out Lynas because foreign investors are watching, says Dr M
FUKUOKA: Malaysia cannot force Lynas Corp to leave Malaysia after having invited the Australian rare earths mining company to invest in the country, just because some people do not want to accept the ...
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I supported Lynas as I saw no threat in waste, says Najib
KUALA LUMPUR: Najib Razak said his administration had supported Lynas Malaysia as it did not see any threat in its operations.
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Investors waiting to know Lynas’ fate, says minister
PETALING JAYA: A federal minister says the government’s decision to allow Lynas Malaysia to explore a permanent disposal facility was a step in the right direction as a means of resolving the issue ...
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Once anti-Lynas darlings, Kuantan and Bentong MPs now face barrage of insults online
KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 3 — Malaysians on Facebook are mercilessly mocking Pakatan Harapan (PH) lawmakers Fuziah Salleh and Wong Tack over the government’s decision on Lynas Malaysia, dredging up the du...
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Lynas welcomes Mahathir’s comments on its operations
KUALA LUMPUR: Lynas Malaysia has welcomed recent comments by the Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad indicating that the export of its Water Leach Purification (WLP) residue will not be a condition...
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Najib says former Lynas critics in government should apologise or go
KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 3 — Pakatan Harapan (PH) leaders who had opposed Lynas Malaysia should apologise over the move to let the firm explore local waste disposal options or resign in protest, Datuk Seri...
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Lynas Malaysia welcomes PM's comments on the renewal its operating licence
Lynas Malaysia welcomes the prime minister’s recent comments, which were consistent with our existing licence conditions and with the recommendations of the Pakatan Harapan government’s Executive ...
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Lynas says could build permanent waste site in abandoned Pahang mines
KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 3 — Lynas Malaysia said there were abandoned mines in Pahang that it could repurpose as its permanent disposal facility (PDF) if the Pakatan Harapan (PH) government approves of thi...
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Lynas Malaysia open letter — Mashal Ahmad
JULY 28 — Salam Sejahtera, I am the Managing Director of Lynas Malaysia and I’m writing to you on behalf of our employees and contractors and their families.
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The truth about Lynas
I am the managing director of Lynas Malaysia and I’m writing to you on behalf of our employees and contractors and their families.
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Lynas Malaysia achieves one year lost time injury free ― Lynas Malaysia
JULY 16 ― Lynas Malaysia is proud to announce it has achieved 2.6 million hours (one year) “lost time injury free” as of July 2019.
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Claims by rare earths opponents need to be examined
I am responding to Dennis Ignatius’ piece, “Lynas: Profits, politics and people”, in FMT today.
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Lynas secures funding to relocate radioactive waste processing operations
Lynas Malaysia has secured “funding certainty” for its promised relocation of the rare earth plant’s radioactive waste processing operations out of Malaysia.
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Lynas hears Dr M, will process radiocative waste in Australia
Lynas Malaysia said it will heed Prime Minister Dr Mahathir Mohamad's call and move its radioactive waste processing operations to Australia.
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Lynas Malaysia drives STEM education programmes for local communities
PETALING JAYA: Lynas Malaysia has welcomed the comments by Pahang State Exco for Education, Religion and Health, Datuk Seri Syed Ibrahim Syed Ahmad that it is a “gem” in the state.
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NGO lodges report against Lynas over groundwater pollution
NGO Save Malaysia, Stop Lynas (SMSL) lodged a police report today claiming that Lynas Malaysia is responsible for groundwater pollution in the Gebeng, Kuantan area.
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Lynas Malaysia’s residues stored safely
LETTER | The Pakatan Harapan government’s 2018 Executive Review Committee found Lynas Malaysia’s operations are low-risk, compliant with relevant regulations and that residue storage facilities ar...
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Lynas poses risk of another 80’s radioactive tragedy, says green group
PETALING JAYA: The Malaysian Nature Society (MNS) has warned of a repeat of the Bukit Merah tragedy if the government exempts Lynas Malaysia from laws to control radioactive waste.
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Why ignore other higher-risk industries? Lynas asks critics
KUALA LUMPUR, June 10 — Integrated rare earths company Lynas Malaysia has lashed out at its critics, questioning why anti-Lynas activists are allowed to attack the company through a baseless fear ca...
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Science proves anti-Lynas groundwater claims are false
LETTER | Recent groundwater monitoring conducted by the government proves there is no groundwater contamination caused by Lynas Malaysia’s operations.
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Don’t renew Lynas’ licence if Malaysia, Australia lock horns over waste, says MP
PETALING JAYA: Kuantan MP Fuziah Salleh has urged the government not to renew the operating licence of Lynas Malaysia if an impasse is reached between Putrajaya and Canberra on the handling of the com...
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The Western Australian state gov't should go fly a kite
LETTER | We too can be firm and must not budge if we are forced to have to ship back 450,000 tonnes of Lynas radioactive wastes stockpiled at the Lynas Corp Ltd rare earths processing plant in Kuantan...
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Lynas says vindicated by minister’s confirmation on water contamination claims
PETALING JAYA: Lynas Malaysia has welcomed a statement by Water, Land and Natural Resources Minister Xavier Jayakumar that its operations did not cause any groundwater contamination.
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Australia hails Dr M’s intentions over Lynas
PETALING JAYA: Australia has welcomed the Malaysian government’s intention to renew the operating licence of Lynas Malaysia, said its High Commissioner Andrew Goledzinowski.
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Australia welcomes Malaysian govt's intention to renew Lynas' license
PETALING JAYA: Australia has welcomed the Malaysian government's intention to renew the operating license of Lynas Malaysia, says its High Commissioner, Andrew Goledzinowski.
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Lynas says its WLP residue can be used in fertilisers, reduce imports of phosphate
PETALING JAYA: The Water Leach Purification (WLP) residue from the Lynas Malaysia plant could be used in fertilisers and help reduce imports of rock phosphate, says the company's representatives.
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Fuziah: Lynas must solve waste problem first
KUANTAN: It is mandatory for Lynas Malaysia to solve the problem of waste from its rare earth processing plant here, even if it intended to move its operations to other countries.
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NUF material can save millions of ringgit: Lynas
KUALA LUMPUR: The Malaysian government would be able to save millions by using the Neutralisation Underflow Residue (NUF) being produced locally by Lynas Malaysia to replace the gypsum material which ...
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Lynas touts commercialised waste, silent on risks
Lynas Malaysia today touted the potential commercialisation of its neutralisation underflow residue (NUF) waste, including its application as a soil ameliorant to enhance crop productivity and constru...
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Lynas: Govt can save millions using NUF in place of gypsum
KUALA LUMPUR (Bernama): The government could save millions of ringgit by using Lynas' Neutralisation Underflow Residue (NUF) to replace the gypsum material that the country has been importing for the construction industry, says Lynas Malaysia managing director Datuk Mashal Ahmad.
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Lynas Malaysia: We can produce gypsum locally, why import?
KUALA LUMPUR (May 7): Lynas Malaysia Sdn Bhd is questioning as to why Malaysia is importing gypsum material, saying the company is capable of producing a synthetic version of the substance locally.
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Lynas refutes rep's allegations over residue storage
KUANTAN: Lynas Malaysia has rebutted Semambu assemblyman Lee Chean Chung's assertions that the rare earth materials producer has violated the law by storing large quantities of scheduled wastes on-site.
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Lynas denies claims plant breached law in waste storage
KUALA LUMPUR, April 18 — Lynas Malaysia has denied Semambu state assemblyman Lee Chean Chung’s claims that the rare earth plant had broken the law by storing large amount of scheduled waste, or Ne...
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Officer tells of the raid for SRC documents, and 9 other things that happened yesterday
KINI ROUNDUP | Here are key headlines you may have missed yesterday, in brief. 1.
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Lynas warned in 2011 that operations at risk due to lack of engagement
Lynas Malaysia had been warned in 2011 that it risked jeopardising its operations as it had not engaged "meaningfully” with local environmental concerns.
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Lynas - respect the science
LETTER | Lynas Malaysia is a lawful company and we believe all assessments of our operations should be based on scientific facts and evidence.
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Lynas is being unscientific, not SAM or CAP
LETTER | Sahabat Alam Malaysia (SAM) and the Consumers Association of Penang (CAP) refer to the letter by Lynas Malaysia reported in Malaysiakini on 5 April 2019, which says that our recent statements...
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PM: Decontaminate raw materials first
PUTRAJAYA: Lynas Malaysia or any other rare earth mining company can operate in Malaysia if it can first decontaminate its raw materials before bringing them into the country, said Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad after several ministers traded barbs this week over the plant’s operation.
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Why bother visiting Lynas plant, Wong Tack hits back
PETALING JAYA: The chairman of a parliamentary caucus to monitor Lynas Malaysia’s operations in Pahang has defended the no-show by his colleagues for a briefing on the plant’s operation, saying th...
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Lynas can continue operations, but must clean up raw material first
PUTRAJAYA: Lynas Malaysia can continue its operations in Malaysia provided it cleans up the raw material brought into the country first, said Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad.
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Entrepreneur minister's statement on Lynas is unacceptable
LETTER | Sahabat Alam Malaysia (SAM) and the Consumers Association of Penang (CAP) are shocked by the recent statement of Entrepreneur Development Minister Mohd Redzuan Md Yusof, who said Lynas Malays...
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Lynas operations: Expert scientists confirm the facts
LETTER | Two eminent scientists have spoken out following incorrect statements recently reported in the media about Lynas Malaysia’s operations.
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Lynas says former bauxite pits within 1km of its plant in Gebeng
KUANTAN: Lynas Malaysia has clarified that previously used bauxite mining pits are located very close to its rare earth refinery here.
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CAP, SAM respond to Lynas, say its claims are unscientific
KUANTAN: Sahabat Alam Malaysia (SAM) and the Consumers Association of Penang (CAP) president S.M. Mohamed Idris says that Lynas Malaysia's latest statement on its water leach purification (WLP) residue was “unscientific and defied common sense and logic”.
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Lynas Malaysia: Our residue is Naturally Occurring Radioactive Material
PETALING JAYA: Lynas Malaysia today maintained that its water leached purification (WLP) residue is Naturally Occurring Radioactive Material (NORM). It said statements by Sahabat Alam Malaysia (SAM) ...
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Lynas ready to comply with storage advice
KUANTAN: Lynas Malaysia is prepared to comply with the executive review committee’s recommendation to store its water leach purification (WLP) residue in a permanent disposal facility (PDF).
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We’ll comply with review committee’s scientific recommendations, Lynas tells parliamentary caucus
KUALA LUMPUR, April 3 — Lynas Malaysia today shot back at a special parliamentary caucus committee which has opposed the resumption of its rare earth mining operations in Pahang.
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Lynas takes parliamentary caucus to task for no-show at plant
PETALING JAYA: Lynas Malaysia has hit out at a parliamentary caucus to monitor the plant’s operations in Gebeng, Pahang, for failing to turn up for a briefing on its operations despite being invited...
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Groups slam entrepreneur minister for remarks backing Lynas
KUALA LUMPUR, April 3 — The Consumers Association of Penang (CAP) and Sahabat Alam Malaysia (SAM) criticised Entrepreneur Development Minister Datuk Seri Mohd Redzuan Md Yusof today for saying Lynas...
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Lynas Malaysia prepared to comply with review committee's recommendations
KUANTAN: Lynas Malaysia has reiterated its preparedness to comply with the executive review committee's recommendation to store its water leach purification (WLP) residue in a permanent disposal facility (PDF).
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No decision yet on Lynas waste disposal, says Dr M
PUTRAJAYA: Dr Mahathir Mohamad says the Cabinet has yet to discuss the disposal of waste by rare earths miner Lynas Malaysia following an open spat by ministers on the issue.
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No decision on waste, says minister as crack in Cabinet widens over Lynas
KUALA LUMPUR: Putrajaya has yet to make a decision requiring rare earths company Lynas Malaysia to send back its waste to Australia, Entrepreneur Development Minister Redzuan Yusof said, as a debate o...
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Lynas quotes ministry report to defend waste operations
PETALING JAYA: The management of the controversial Lynas Malaysia rare-earth processing plant has countered critics by quoting a finding of a government committee that the plant cannot be compared to ...
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Don’t be seen as biased, Putrajaya told on proposed changes to atomic energy law
PETALING JAYA: An economist has cautioned Putrajaya against being seen as selective in terms of policy-making and law enforcement following reports that rare earths miner Lynas Malaysia is in the dark...
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Lynas in the dark over proposed changes to law governing its activities
PETALING JAYA: Lynas Malaysia says it is unaware of possible amendments to the law governing its operations, following a discussion of the matter in the Dewan Rakyat yesterday.
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Lynas: Additional storage facilities vital to manage waste residues
KUANTAN: Lynas Malaysia says the need for a secure landfill for its neutralisation underflow (NUF) is critical seeing that 1,145 tonnes of the residue is generated per day.
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Lynas appeals against ministry order
KUANTAN: Lynas Malaysia is ap­­peal­ing against the Energy, Science, Technology, Environment and Cli­mate Change Ministry’s decision to have the company remove its residue from the country.
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Lynas files appeal against ministry's waste removal decision
KUANTAN: Lynas Corporation has filed an appeal against the new condition imposed on its operating licence renewal.
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