Wednesday, June 20, 2012
Will Guan Eng stay at the foothills of Penang?
In a rebuke to the Parliamentary Select Committee's finding for the LAMP (Lynas Advanced Materials Plant) to proceed with the relevant permits, CM Lim Guan Eng challenged Khaled Nordin who headed the PSC to relocate to Kuantan to 'stay beside' the plant to prove his sincerity.
Khaled replied with a 'why not' answer, but perhaps the more appropriate question is will Guan Eng stay at the foothills of Mount Erskine?
DAP ADUN for Tanjung Bungah Teh Yee Cheu decided that using the very media that his boss has strenuously censored is the way to get the right attention to the wanton destruction of the hills in Penang.
In recent reports, Guan Eng was reported to have said that all the hillside developments currently in progress was the direct result of approval from the previous Gerakan led state government.
He did however admit that there were several projects that were approved under his leadership.
We all know how landslides commonly occurs in Malaysia, so perhaps Guan Eng should take the lead and move to a foothill that is undergoing development.
In truth, politicians are fond of making statements to get support, and Guan Eng is no different. By insisting that the LYNAS plant is not safe and challenging scientific reports with his own facts clearly undermines the experts. All for politics.
To those who still insist on Lynas being a radiation risk, perhaps they should seek a meeting with Hulu Langat PAS MP who is sure that the plant is safe. This is derived from his personal capacity as a nuclear scientist as he reaffirmed the PSC findng of external radiation levels as safe and well below permitted levels.
Given the recent emergence of 'experts' in Defense Vehicles, Rare Earth and others, I wonder if the average Malaysian will ever get the real picture anymore.
So what say you Guan Eng, will you be moving to Mount Erskine anytime soon?
Posted by Tony Yew at 17:55