Friday, March 23, 2012

Homeward Bound?

THIS news is going to make lots of Malaysians clap their hands. If Lynas's home state can refuse to take back the by products of its extraction and refining operations in Gebeng, Malaysia, what does it tell us about Australia's environmental policy? It should be a cue to say that the Malaysian government has been a sucker to agree to this investment that is potentially hazardous. Notwithstanding the assurance by PM Najib that Lynas will not be permitted to operate if it is scientifically proven to be hazardous. The point is missed. The residents just DON'T WANT LYNAS for whatever the evidence of harmlessness the government can obtain. So now that Western Australia has rejected the waste it means Malaysia should reject this investment for the sake of future generations.

Homeward bound? Nah. It is better for the minerals to be processed at source and then exported. While we mull over this controversy let us enjoy this clip recorded 45 years ago.

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