Najib: Pakatan leaders must quit over unfulfilled Lynas closure promise

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  • Sunday, 04 Aug 2019

KOTA KINABALU: Former prime minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak says that MPs from Pakatan Harapan who promised to shut down the Lynas plant should resign or vacate their seats.

He said that DAP's secretary-general and Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng, DAP's Bentong MP Wong Tack and PKR's Kuantan MP Fuziah Salleh must take responsibility for the continued operations of the plant.

"I want to ask Guan Eng and the other YBs, where is your dignity. If you had any, you should resign, " he said, adding that they had allegedly misled people by purportedly spreading untruths about Lynas.

The Barisan Nasional adviser said that it was now clear that the rare earths plant set up the Australian company was going to continue its operations, as Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad had announced that the permit would be renewed.

"Prior to the general elections, they were promising the people to shut it down, and even claimed that it was a nuclear disaster waiting to happen," he said in his speech when opening the Papar Umno division delegates annual meeting here on Sunday (Aug 4).

"They have not been telling the truth about Lynas to the people; they should step down if they have any dignity, " the Pekan MP said.

Najib said that many Pakatan promises have not been delivered, including the Penang tunnel project and scrapping of highway tolls, among others.

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