Monday, February 27, 2012

No, PM, We Are Not Going To Tolong Lu!

The Himpunan Hijau 2.0 (Green Gathering) to protest against the Lynas Corp rare earth plant in Gebeng, Kuantan went off with a resounding start with thousands of  protesters turning out at the MPK4 field in Kuantan yesterday, including the opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim.

Star 27 February 2012


At a separate event in Sekinchan, Selangor, PM Najib tried to assure Malaysians that the plant was safe otherwise the government wouldn't have approved it. He went on to say that if some people objected to the plant for political reasons, then there was nothing the government could do about it. (Star 27 February 2012).

Come on PM, it is not about politics. It is about health and safety!

Najib contradicted himself when he was also quoted to have said that the authorities were looking for an uninhabited location to place the waste material from the Lynas plant although it was scientifically safe.

If the waste from the Lynas plant is indeed scientifically safe, why is there a need to look for an uninhabited place to store the waste? Just throw it behind your office in Putrajaya, Najib. This will help convince the people that what you were saying is true.

In fact, few Malaysians nowadays believe what you say. You have been flip-flopping around for too long and for too often. Nobody takes your words seriously anymore.

Malaysians are IN FACT asking why if the Lynas rare earth plant is so safe, the Australian government themselves were not in favour of having the plant in their own country even though Australia is a very much larger country - in fact, it is an entire continent in itself - and has so much more space to store the waste in? This is very telling.

You and your government can shout till kingdom come or the cows come home, but sorry, Malaysians are not going to heed your call of "lu tolong gua, gua tolong lu " (You scratch my back, I scratch yours).

No, thank you, Sir!

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