Mara Corp & Lynas: Wealth before health
COMMENT | There are four choice words to describe Mara Corporation Sdn Bhd's collaboration with Lynas Malaysia Sdn Bhd to develop the downstream rare earth industry in Malaysia: insensitive, sneaky, reckless and greedy.
Insensitive because Mara Corp does not care about Lynas' unresolved radioactive waste management and its impact on the environment.
Sneaky because the collaboration with Mara, a Malay institution, will act as a buffer against future protests against Lynas.
Reckless because Mara Corp appears to have brushed aside the concerns of the residents of Gebeng and the environmentalists...