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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...

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