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Australian company Lynas suing Malaysian news portal for defamation

Local regulators Atomic Energy Licensing Board (AELB) had said in January it would approve a TOL subject to added conditions including identifying a suitable long-term waste disposal site.

Lynas had said last month that identifying this site “is a work in progress.” It also said prior to AELB’s decision that a permanent depository facility (PDF) will only be needed in a “worst-case scenario” where it is unable to reprocess the waste into a commercial product. 

Lynas sues news portal, protest groups for defamation, The Malaysian Insider, By Anisah Shukry April 20, 2012 KUALA LUMPUR, — Lynas Corp has filed a defamation suit against online news portal Free Malaysia Today for “false and misleading statements” in a recently published article.
The Australian mining group is also suing Save Malaysia, Stop Lynas’s (SMSL) directors and committee members over an open letter published on the group’s web site…..

Lynas has faced fierce protests from Kuantan residents and opposition politicians who say that the RM2.5 billion rare-earth refinery in nearby Gebeng will cause radiation pollution despite the Sydney-based firm insisting it has met and
exceeded local and international safety standards.

They have repeatedly questioned why Lynas did not set up its refinery
in Australia and or the originally-planned location in Terengganu,
claiming the move was due to concerns over radiation standards.

But Lynas insists its rare-earth residue would emit only “very low
level radiation” and could be reprocessed into non-hazardous material
for road building….
Local regulators Atomic Energy Licensing Board (AELB) had said in January it would approve a TOL subject to added conditions including identifying a suitable long-term waste disposal site.

Lynas had said last month that identifying this site “is a work in progress.” It also said prior to AELB’s decision that a permanent depository facility (PDF) will only be needed in a “worst-case scenario” where it is unable to reprocess the waste into a commercial product. http://www.themalaysianinsider.com/malaysia/article/lynas-sues-news-portal-protest-groups-for-defamation

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April 21, 2012 - Posted by | AUSTRALIA - NATIONAL, legal, rare earths, uranium

1 Comment »

  1. It is totally weak for Lynas to issue this kind of threat in Malaysia when in Australia a corporation like Lynas will not be able to legally pursue any defamation writ through the court. This is a fine example of Lynas bullying the people of Malaysia because of the repressive regime that is corrupt in Malaysia,

    So much for Lynas’ claim that it adheres to international standard…!!

    Comment by Lee Tan | April 27, 2012 | Reply


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