‘Pro-Lynas’ demonstrators in Kuantan turned up to stare down anti-Lynas protesters observing how the rare earth concentrate from Australia is transported into the peninsula in the dead of night under police escort.
One of the spokesman for the pro-Lynas group identifies himself as Bahazelan Abd Wahab, the former secretary of the Kuantan and Indera Kota Umno Division. Notice from 13:00 that he doesn’t give his present position and only uses the word “pernah”. (No doubt it will be interesting to find out why is no longer the Umno division secretary.) He is not the village head either but a “wakil kampung”, he adds: “Saya pangil budak-budak saya datang sebab saya kata orang nak cabar kampung kita.”
Meanwhile, Stop Lynas activists are complaining that the containers are not conspicuously marked.
It’s a sad day for Malaysia, say the activists, but they appear determined to carry on their campaign leading up to the general election, which they say will be a “referendum” on the issue: “The choice is yours.”