ABC Newsline has aired a video feature on plans by Australian mining firm Lynas Corporation to build a plant to refine rare earths in Gebeng. Kuantan residents, worried about radioactive waste, are protesting.
Watch the video clip here.
ABC Newsline went to Malaysia including the site of the Lynas rare earth refinery a couple of weeks ago to do a story. It is about an Australian rare earth company Lynus Corporation, constructing a refinery in an area closed to densely populated fishing communities and the city of Kuantan with about half a million people.
Local residents and environmentalists in Malaysia have since got organised to stage a series of protest actions against the project which will leave behind a huge amount of radioactive wastes containing a cocktail of other hazardous substances behind.