By Debra Chong
KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 28 — Five Kuantan residents made headway today in their bid to stop Lynas Corp from firing up its controversial rare earth plant here after they got the High Court’s nod to challenge the science, technology and innovation minister’s decision to award a temporary operating licence (TOL) to the Australian miner.
Kuantan High Court judge Mariana Yahya delivered the decision in her chambers when their case was up for a judicial review today.
“We expected the legal representatives from the Attorney-General’s Chamber to raise an objection to our application but instead they consented.
“This means we get to proceed with the judicial review,” Tan Bun Teet, one of the five applicants, told The Malaysian Insider today.
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