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Mandatory to settle waste problem despite relocating - Fuziah

Last Update: 20/05/2019

KUANTAN, May 20 (Bernama) -- It is mandatory for the rare earth processing plant, Lynas (Malaysia) Sdn Bhd (Lynas) to solve the problem of its waste in Gebeng here despite moving its operation to other countries.

Pahang Pakatan Harapan (PH) chairman Fuziah Salleh said Lynas must also be responsible over the welfare of their workers and respected their rights which was assured under the Labour Law if they terminated their operations here.

“it is mandatory that Lynas solve the problems of waste in Gebeng if they are to move. It is their responsibility. Leaving Malaysia does not mean they do not have to settle the problem of the large amount of waste here.

‘’They can leave Malaysia but must be responsible for their workers and their waste,’’ she said in a statement here today.

Fuziah, who is also Kuantan Member of Parliament, said this when commenting on news portal report today, which reported that Lynas Corp had signed a memorandum of understanding with Texas, United States based Blue Line Corp to build a new factory there.

The action was allegedly due to the development in Malaysia which had directed Lynas to take out its waste before its licence, which would end on Sept 2, could be renewed.




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