LYNAS – Go Back To Australia!!!

By Crankster

I have, in the past, stated that I am a firm believer of progress and development.

But a rare earth refinery plant is not my idea of progress. Not in a small town in a small country like Malaysia. There are too many risks involved and not worth the perks.

LYNAS is an Australian company based in Sydney. Most of the material comes from Mount Weld in Western Australia, the richest known deposit of Rare Earths in the world.

So why are they refining it in Malaysia, across the sea, far far away? Why don’t they refine it in Australia?

Ladies and gentlemen, I present to you: AUSTRALIA

Enclosed by giant rats, babykiller dingos, scorpions, and scorching desert is a whole lot of … nothing.

That, in my opinion, is a fine place to build a refinery.

Sure, it will be grossly inconvenient to have to drive up the goods there, to convince people to go and work there.

But any waste disposal in the middle of nowhere, in my opinion, would not be harmful to the people, not in the same magnitude that unmanaged waste would be in Kuantan.

At the end of the day, it is not about human safety. It is about profits. It costs far more to pay Australian labour than cheap Malaysian labour.

It would be more expensive to transport your materials into the middle of nowhere even if it is safer for human beings, in general.

Yet, I don’t think the Australians would put up with it. They are much firmer with their government than we are with ours. We have given our government too much leeway.

People, we need to protest this as strongly as we can.

Lynas must never go into operations in Malaysia.

[Originally published @ Crankshaft]

HartalMSM: Folks, if you want your country to remain free from the clutches of greedy foreign capitalists and equally greedy local politicians, then take charge and empower yourselves by attending the following event on Friday 20th May 2011.

STOP LYNAS! – online petition

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