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e-THOUGHT
VOLUME 13, NUMBER 1 (JANUARY - JUNE, 2012)

In this issue:

THE CONTINUING SAGA OF THE
LYNAS "RARE EARTH" PLANT
IN KUANTAN, MALAYSIA:
A LOOMING ENVIRONMENTAL AND
PUBLIC HEALTH DISASTER



"There are already enough of us. But without action,
nothing is going to happen"
Cesar Chavez (Mexican-American activist)

“Passively to accept an unjust system is to
cooperate with that system, and thereby to
become a participant in its evil.”
Martin Luther King Junior

Articles

Chronology of Events, Lynas Rare Earth Extraction Plant Controversy
By Associate Professor Dr Phua Kai Lit (Kuantan boy)

"Another Brick In The (Lynas) Wall"
Note: To be sung to the tune of Pink Floyd’s “Another Brick in the Wall”

We don't need no radiation
We don't need Lynas’ payroll
No false stories from your newsroom
Lynas leave them kids alone
Hey Lynas, leave them kids alone!
All in all it's just another threat to us all
All in all you're a big health threat to us all

We don't need no “facts” distortion
We don't need damage control
No fake stories from your newsroom
Lynas leave Kuantan alone
Hey Lynas, leave Kuantan alone!
All in all you're just another threat to us all
All in all you're a damned health threat to us all

Elsewhere ....

Video: Kuantan (and Malaysia) Awakens!
Himpunan Hijau 2.0 (Green Gathering 2.0) in Kuantan, February 26, 2012
(Note: at 1:37 minutes into the video, the lady says to the
male police officer that she is also a member of the police force!)

Video: Bukit Merah Residents Demonstrate in Solidarity with the People of Kuantan
Note: Bukit Merah Residents were the Victims of the Earlier Bukit Merah Rare Earth Plant,
Closed by Court Order in the Early 1990s

Video: Is History Going to Repeat Itself?
Bukit Merah's Experience

Video: Himpunan Hijau 2.0, People Power
The Mathematically-Challenged Authorities Claim that the Turnout was Only 3,000?

Layperson's Guide to the Threat Posed by Lynas
Excellent Chart by Dr Lee Chee Hong (another Kuantan boy)

Toxic Profits?
Al-Jazeera Reports on the Lynas Plant

Be Empowered by the Public Health Supercourse
Free Lectures on Environmental Health etc Presented by Public Health Professors

Remember Bersih 2.0?
CLEAN GOVERNMENT = CLEAN ENVIRONMENT

Chuckles

Good Day to Die!
Anti-Lynas Video by Malaysian Rapper "Namewee"
(Full of Expletives and Perhaps a Little Xenophobic, Apologies to Our Australian Anti-Lynas Supporters.
But it Indicates How Strongly Ordinary Malaysians
Oppose the Lynas Plant)