should be titled "Final nail in the anti-Lynas coffin".
1 - Prime Minister Tun Dr. Mahathir Mohamad pointed to studies by experts that indicate that what Lynas produces is very low-level radioactive waste and not hazardous to health and he believes there is a way to further reduce the low-level radioactivity.
2 - “The report was made by experts but there are quarters who do not accept their decision. This poses a problem, if we ask the experts to make the study but we reject it. What is the purpose of asking the experts to make the study?” he asked.
Yup, Dr Mahathir is sticking to his belief which he wrote in his blog in May 2012 and this time he was supported by the findings of the review committee appointed by the Pakatan government last year.
8. As I understand it, the Lynas plant in Pahang does not involve activating any of the rare earth components to make them radioactive. The process cannot be harmful. As for the waste, it does not give off harmful radiation either. The waste is just ordinary earth which is normally mixed with the small amounts of rare earth. The necessity to export the waste does not arise.
And yes, Dr Mahathir's stand on the issue confirms that the anti-Lynas movement, led by DAP and PKR, was just based on lies....
....and spins....dramatic one at that. Just look at the faces of those liars.
My salute to Dr Mahathir for putting the interest of Malaysia ahead of the political interest of these liars, even though they are his allies in Pakatan.
Well, if he can turned against Umno and BN, of course he can do the same to these people whom he knew were lying about Lynas from back then when he wrote that post in support of Lynas in 2012.
Do also take note that Dr Mahathir had made all his most important statements on Lynas in Japan which depends heavily on the company to ensure its supply of rare-earth will not be threatened by China which control about 80 per cent of the mineral supply.
Lynas is the only significant supplier of rare-earth outside China and shutting it down would give China absolute monopoly of the mineral which is crucial in the production of IT components and operations of other high-tech industries.
Lynas actually holds the key to the survivability of the Western world in its conflict with China, such as the current trade war, and it's located in Malaysia.
I believe that Dr Mahathir knows the strategic importance that Lynas has gave to the country and that's why he rather brushed aside the demands of the anti-Lynas leaders from DAP and PKR, who only care about where their next votes will come from.
For a better understanding of Lynas' significance, I'm putting in full this article by South China Morning Post which was published on Thursday;
China's rare earth producers say they are ready
to weaponise their supply stranglehold