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Thursday September 26, 2013 MYT 2:41:00 PM
Thursday September 26, 2013 MYT 4:42:39 PM
by rahmah ghazali
The Lynas Advanced Materials Plant in Gebeng, Kuantan.
His statement angered the group, who then questioned him on the plant's permanent disposal facility and on the environmental issues which have yet to be addressed.
"Why are you defending Lynas? Just answer our questions," said Save Malaysia, Stop Lynas chairman Tan Bun Teet, who is a resident in Gebeng where the plant is located.
A shouting match followed when Abu Bakar responded by saying that it was his duty to protect Lynas as it was the Atomic Energy Licensing Board which issued the TOL to Lynas.
"And the board comes under my ministry. So I have to protect it!" exclaimed Abu Bakar which resulted in some shoving and pushing between him and some members of the group.
The scuffle went on for about 15 minutes until Abu Bakar's security officers stepped in.
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Lynas, rare earth plant, Gebeng
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