Prime Minister,DS Najib Tun Razak will consider postponing the Lynas project, or rather issuing a licence to Lynas. Is Najib under pressure due to an appeal by a group of Kuantan residents. Or Najib is beginning to promote another form of flip-flopping way as allegedly being done by our former PM, as claimed by certain inner circle of the current government. Or is this the beginning of a plan by a very “impatient” political figure who wishes for “a dream come true”. How some people wish that Malaysians are singing that lovely Matt Monroe’s song “yesterday” wth one of its lyrics saying “all the troubles seem so far away, oh I beleive in yesterday.” Well, it seems that these troubles are apparently right at the gate. So it seems. Najib has a lot to do to make these troubles disappear once and for all. And beware those guys with ulterior motives “rubbing shoulders” with the current PM, especially from some of the media circles. As a Malay proverb says, “Musuh dalam selimut”. And those media circles might come from unlikely sources. Again, think deep about this lynas thing. The problem does not lie just with the opposition group. Who knows what goes on in the inner circe of the ruling party. Najib might be barking at the wrong tree! For the latest on the Lynas news story, see below by the Star.
The Star 5 April 2012 Lynas TOL on hold until hearing of appeal settled
By TASHNY SUKUMARAN
PETALING JAYA: Lynas (M) Sdn Bhd will not be issued a temporary operating licence (TOL) until the hearing of an appeal by a group of residents to the Science, Technology and Innovation Minister has been settled, said Atomic Energy Licensing Board (AELB) director-general Raja Datuk Abdul Aziz Raja Adnan.
He told The Star on Thursday that the AELB had decided during a meeting on March 22 to postpone the issuance of the TOL granted to Lynas.
“The license won’t be given until it (the hearing) is settled. The hearing is scheduled to be held on April 17,” he added.
Raja Abdul Aziz said the postponement was also made under Section 16(5) of the Atomic Energy Licensing Act 1984.
The hearing will be held at the Malaysian Nuclear Agency in Bangi, where Science, Technology and Innovation Minister Datuk Seri Dr Maximus Ongkili will hear submissions from Save Malaysia Stop Lynas chairman Tan Bun Teet and three others.
When contacted, Tan confirmed that the issuance of the TOL for Lynas had been postponed.
“We will meet the minister and give our submissions. The minister will then make his decision, which is final,” he added.
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