Lim Guan Eng responsible for anti-Lynas protest

If Mahathir had any sense, he would organise an event to explain how the decision to allow Lynas to continue operations on condition that it constructs a PDF is in line with PH’s manifesto pledge. Source (pic): TTF

Sentiments abound confirms that those protesting hadn’t the faintest idea what they were talking about and were influenced by Guan Eng’s previous claim that Lynas was a ‘nuclear plant’.

Even the placards held by protesters were similar to the ones held during a 2012 protest in which Guan Eng censured the previous Barisan Nasional Government for supporting Lynas (see video below).

Many DAP supporters were pissed not so much because Mahathir agreed to allow Lynas to continue operations, but because the DAP conned them into thinking that by doing so, Pakatan Harapan reneged on a manifesto pledge “to govern the country based on the principles of sustainability.”

Unless the DAP can prove that the construction of a PDF would endanger Malaysians and compromise the safety and well-being of future generations, there is no reason why the government should not stick with the idea.


PETALING JAYA: DAP secretary-general and man-who-thinks-he’s-genius-but-isn’t, Lim Guan Eng, is one way or the other responsible for the anti-Lynas protest that took place today at Taman Gelora in Kuantan.

Sentiments abound confirms that those protesting hadn’t the faintest idea what they were talking about and were influenced by Guan Eng’s previous claim that Lynas was a ‘nuclear plant’.

Even the placards held by protesters were similar to the ones held during a 2012 protest in which Guan Eng censured the previous Barisan Nasional Government for supporting Lynas (see video below).


Among others, Lim accused the government of being incentivized to support the Aussie-corp and claimed the waste produced by the mining company would adversely affect Malaysians in terms of their health and well being.

Those who attended today sang a similar tune.

And just as with the protests Guan Eng attended prior to the 14thgeneral election, the one held today wasn’t permitted by the police and violated several assembly requirements.

Yesterday, TTF posted:

Many DAP supporters were pissed not so much because Mahathir agreed to allow Lynas to continue operations, but because the DAP conned them into thinking that by doing so, Pakatan Harapan reneged on a manifesto pledge “to govern the country based on the principles of sustainability.”

In the first place, if you take the trouble to study the science behind rare earths mining, you’d begin to understand the lies Lim Guan Eng and his buffoons spread prior to the 14thgeneral election and how these buffoons made fools out of you.

When Mahathir said Lynas would be allowed to continue operations, it wasn’t without condition.

Although the plant no longer needs to repatriate its waste, its owners are required to construct a permanent deposit facility (PDF) for it to treat that waste.

That’s a step in the right direction.

PH’s manifesto pledge is about sustainability, not the repatriation of waste.

Sustainability, on the other hand, is about meeting the needs of today without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their needs.

Unless the DAP can prove that the construction of a PDF would endanger Malaysians and compromise the safety and well-being of future generations, there is no reason why the government should not stick with the idea.

As a matter of fact, the knowledge transfer gained by building such facilities would allow Malaysian contractors to venture into similar projects in neighbouring countries.

Is that not sustainable economics? Will that not expand the horizons for local contractors and present more job opportunities for future generations as small industries mushroom to support such ventures?

So why is Mahathir bowing down to pressure from a bunch of nitwits who’re clearly being sponsored to cause problems this Sunday?

If Mahathir had any sense, he would organise an event to explain how the decision to allow Lynas to continue operations on condition that it constructs a PDF is in line with PH’s manifesto pledge.

RJ RITHAUDEEN

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