JOHOR BAHARU, May 6 (Bernama) -- The Parliamentary Select Committee on the
rare earth processing plant, Lynas, is expected to visit the plant location in
Gebeng, Pahang this Thursday.
Its chairman Datuk Seri Mohamed Khaled Nordin said during the meeting, the
PSC would meet with local residents to know better their problems with regard to
the Lynas project.
"We will study the various issues raised such as pollution and radioactive
effects and other matters to ensure the people''s safety," he said after
officially opening the Sejahtera 1Malaysia Terminal tuition centre in Pasir
Gudang, near here, today.
Khaled said the PSC would also be obtaining information based on scientific
studies by experts on rare earth processing.
He said the PSC had so far held meetings with the relevant ministry and
agencies and the outcome would be tabled in parliament before being disseminated
to the public.
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Meanwhile, Khaled said he was surprised with the attitude of the opposition
who declined to be part of the PSC although all the information gathered on the
project were based on scientific studies.
"We are different from the PSC on Electoral Reform as we rely on scientific
studies and cannot take the middle road in getting the agreements of all
"So, I don''t understand why they (opposition) refused to be involved in
getting the real facts," he said.
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