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Amidst Malysia’s court proceedings about Lynas, the corporation’s website was hacked

Australian miner hacked, WA Today, Rania Spooner February 27, 2012 In a show of opposition to a near-complete rare
earths processing plant in Malaysia, the website of Australian miner Lynas Corporation has been hacked. understands the miner’s website was brought down on Sunday as reports emerged of more than 5000 protestors converging on
the seaside city of Kuantan, near the site of the controversial facility.
The Lynas website was still down at 7.30pm (EST) Monday, with a message from the company advising: “We are currently experiencing some technical difficulties at the moment. We apologise for any inconvenience caused.”

A hacker, using the name “4z1” and claiming to be a Malaysian citizen, has taken credit for bringing the site down in a statement on a personal blog.
In a rough translation of 4z1’s statement from Chinese into English, internal Malaysian race issues and fear of radiation from the plant was the explanation for the hacking….
A group of Kuantan residents have launched court proceedings against Malaysia’s Atomic Energy Licensing Board, the Malaysian Department of Environment and Lynas Malaysia over the plant, the company reported on Thursday. The group has sought a review of the plant’s temporary operating license granted by the AELB early this month and a halt to the commencement of operations, due in the coming weeks, while such a review is undertaken….

The plant would be used to process concentrate from the Mount Weld deposit in Western Australia’s Goldfields region, believed to be the largest of its kind in the world. The company previously announced plans to transport the concentrate from Mount Weld to Malaysia via road and sea.

March 3, 2012 - Posted by | AUSTRALIA - NATIONAL, legal

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