Anti-Lynas group resumes protests after lengthy hiatus


  • Nation
  • Sunday, 22 Jun 2014

KUANTAN: The anti-Lynas group Himpunan Hijau has reactivated its campaign to shut down the rare earth refinery here.

The campaign took an indefinite hiatus in the run-up to GE13 when group leader Wong Tack contested against Bentong MP Datuk Seri Liow Tiong Lai and lost.

Wong Tack and some 300 supporters gathered at the road leading to the plant at about 1.20pm on Sunday but were stopped briefly by the police.

Kuantan OCPD Asst Comm Abdul Aziz Salleh told Wong there was no notification of an assembly and the Kuantan magistrate's court had issued an injunction to stop the group from approaching within a 20m radius of the plant in Gebeng here.

However, Wong said he would not abide by the order as it was unconstitutional.

ACP Abdul Aziz then allowed the Himpunan Hijau convoy to pass the first roadblock some 2km from the plant.

The protest group then started marching towards the police barricade 20m from the entrance to the rare earth refinery.

The Federal Reserve Unit has also been deployed at the barricade.
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