Public hearing on Lynas plant - registration now open

KUANTAN: Registration for a public hearing to be held by the government's executive review committee on the Lynas plant is now open.

The Energy, Science, Technology, Environment and Climate Change Ministry said those who wish to attend can register at beginning Monday (Nov 5) until midnight Nov 9.

The ministry said in a statement that the purpose of the hearing was to get explanations from all stakeholders in this issue including Lynas Malaysia Sdn Bhd, NGOs, government agencies and experts in the fields of environmental management, public health and radioactive safety.

"Besides that, members of the public who wish to attend have to obey etiquette and are not allowed to bring banners, posters and dangerous items," it said.

It added that the public could also watch the hearing live through the ministry's Facebook page.

The hearing will be held at the Bukit Gambang Resort City in Gambang near here from 9am onwards on Nov 11.

Minister Yeo Bee Yin recently announced the members of the executive review committee who would look into the safety, health and environment aspects as well as the scheduled waste storage of the Lynas Advanced Materials Plant (LAMP).

The committee was given six weeks to perform the review and then submit its report and recommendations to the government.

It is learnt that the committee met with representatives of the Save Malaysia, Stop Lynas protest group as well as Bentong MP Wong Tack today (Nov 5).

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