Datuk Mohamed Khaled Nordin Should Move His Parliamentary Constituency From Pasir Gudang To Indera Mahkota Or Kuantan To Prove His Sincerity In Staying Beside The Lynas Advanced Material Plant (Lamp) Which He Described As “the safest rare earth plant in the world.”(en/cn)

DAP challenges Higher Education Minister Mohamed Khaled Nordin and parliamentary select committee’s (PSC) report on Lamp to prove his willingness to live next to the plant as announced in the press yesterday. Datuk Mohamed Khaled Nordin should move his parliamentary constituency from Pasir Gudang to Indera Mahkota or Kuantan(where Lamp is located) to prove his sincerity in staying beside the LAMP.

If Dato Seri Khaled can describe Lamp as “the safest rare earth plant in the world.”, then when is he moving his family next door to the RM700 million rare earths processing plant in Gebeng, Kuantan. His comments on the safest rare earth plant in the world, made even before the PSC report on Lamp was tabled to Parliament clearly confirms suspicions that the PSC is designed to “whitewash” the issue and legitimatise the operation of Lamp.

I wonder whether Dato Seri Khaled’s wife and children would move up with him to Gebeng next to the Lamp when the Australian government has refused to offer any guarantees that they will take back any waste residue produced. The decision by BN to adopt the PSC report in Parliament yesterday exposes the deception of the people and hypocrisy of MCA leaders, including its President Datuk Seri Dr Chua Soi Lik, who had pretended to oppose the Lamp.

The principal issue is why Lynas has to travel thousands of miles away to transport rare earth ore that is mined in Western Australia to Kuantan, when it is cheaper to build one in Australia? Clearly Australian government places the welfare, health and environment of their citizens as more important than profits.

On the other hand, Prime Minister Dato Seri Najib Tun Razak is committed to allowing Lamp to operate as BN values profits more than people’s health. By failing to listen to the concerns of the people, BN highlights the contrasting environmental approaches between PR that wants the Lamp closed down.

—– Mandarin Version —–

民主行动党秘书长兼峇眼区国会议员林冠英于2012年6月20日在吉隆坡发表声明:

巴西古当区国会议员拿督斯里莫哈末卡立应将他的议席迁至英得拉马哥打国会选区或关丹,以显示他愿意住在莱纳稀土厂隔壁的诚意,也就是他形容为“世上最安全的稀土厂”。

行动党挑战高等教育部长莫哈末卡立和稀土问题国会特委会,以诚意来证明莫哈末卡立昨日对媒体说的,“愿意住在稀土厂隔壁”。拿督莫哈末卡立应将他所属的巴西古当国会议席移到英得拉马哥打国会选区或关丹,才能证明他的诚意。

如果莫哈末卡立可以形容稀土厂是“世上最安全的稀土厂”,是时候他举家搬到关丹格宾工业区,价值7亿令吉稀土厂的隔壁了。莫哈末卡立甚至在国会特委会报告交到国会前,就发言指这是世上最安全的稀土厂,证明了大家之前的猜疑,即成立稀土问题国会特委会只是为了粉饰和合法化稀土厂。

正当澳洲政府拒绝保证他们将会把稀土废料运回国的当儿,我不知道莫哈末卡立的妻儿是否会跟随他搬到格宾稀土厂隔壁去住。国阵政府昨天在国会接纳国会特别委员会的报告,曝露了他们正在欺骗着人民,以及马华领袖的虚伪,包括马华总会长拿督斯里蔡细历医生,因为他曾经假装反对莱纳稀土厂的设立。

这里的原则是:为什么莱纳需要把从几千公里的西澳开采的稀土,运过来关丹呢?在西澳直接设厂岂非更廉宜吗?很明显的,澳洲政府把国民的福利、健康及环境,视作比盈利来得更加重要。

另一方面,首相拿督斯里纳吉却亮绿灯允许莱纳稀土厂在我国开厂,因为国阵认为从此投资所获的盈利来得比人民的健康还要重要。在无法聆听人民的声音下,国阵与民联在面对环境课题下有了强烈的对比,即国阵要稀土厂而民联则要关闭稀土厂。

林冠英

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