MORE THAN 100 RALLY IN SUPPORT OF LYNAS PROJECT

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KUANTAN, May 30 (Bernama) -- More than 100 people, including Pahang

Federation of Peninsular Malay Students (GPMS) members, gathered at Teluk

Chempedak here today to voice support for the proposed Lynas rare earth

processing factory.

Pahang GPMS chairman, Wan Emril Nizam Wan Embong, said the gathering was to

show that not everybody was against the project which would bring investment

into the country.

"The Lynas project is safe, there''s no need for Kuantan folks to worry as

there are good and bad types of radiation," he told reporters here today.

He said those who were not in favour of the project had not been given

accurate information.

He said Pahang GPMS planned to organise briefing sessions so that people,

especially students, would not be duped by certain parties with regard to the

project.

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LYNAS-SUPPORT 2 (LAST) KUANTAN

The RM700 million project in Gebeng is mired in controversy over fears that

it would emit potentially unhealthy radiation levels.

The Malaysian government had invited an expert panel from the International

Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) to give it a second opinion on health and safety

issues surrounding the proposed Lynas factory.

They are believed to be already in town to carry out the task.

Lynas Corporation Ltd of Australia, owners of the factory, had originally

planned to complete construction of the main plant by September.

-- BERNAMA

ZAF KIA AZH MAM

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