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Activists hold placards during a demonstration against Australian miner Lynas in front of Malaysia's landmark Petronas Twin Towers in Kuala Lumpur last year. Pic: AP.

Lynas granted temporary operating licence by Malaysian govt

By Thu, Feb 02, 2012 1:03PM UTC Comments Off Activists hold placards during a demonstration against Australian miner Lynas in front of Malaysia's landmark Petronas Twin Towers in Kuala Lumpur last year. Pic: AP.

Despite persistent protests by residents living in Kuantan, Pahang, Malaysia’s Atomic Energy Licensing Board (AELB) has granted Lynas Corp a temporary licence to operate its rare earth mining plant here. The AELB said the approval was granted to the Australian miner, despite receiving 1,123 comments on Lynas’ documents during a public feedback period. However, it...