It was reported that some 2,000 residents (1 out of 304) from around Kuantan yesterday descended on Teluk Cempedak beach in a protest against the Atomic Energy Licensing Board (AELB) and mining company Lynas. HERE
The protest comes three days after the AELB granted a temporary operations licence (TOL) for the RM700 million Lynas Advanced Material Plant (Lamp) in Gebeng, Kuantan.
Kuantan's population is approximately 607,778. The population of Kuantan is composed of 57% Malay, 32% Chinese, 10% Indian and 1% other races. According to the [World Gazetteer], a calculation indicates that the annual population growth of Kuantan is the greatest among the East Coast of Peninsular Malaysia, which is 3.88 in general. Will his growth continue with LYNAS toxic dumpsite in its backyard? Some serious FLOOD too.