Saturday, January 25, 2014

Bukit Merah Catastrophe Revisited (a pictorial essay)

Asian Rare Earth Sdn Bhd - a joint venture involving Mitsubishi Chemical Industries Ltd (35%), Beh Minerals (35%), Lembaga Urusan dan Tabung Haji or the state-owned Pilgrims' Management Fund Board (20%) and other bumiputra businessmen (10%) - began operations in 1982 soon after Mahathir Mohamad became prime minister. It took the residents of Bukit Merah more than 10 years of unrelenting struggle to get this lethally hazardous operation shut down. In the process, community leaders at the forefront of the protest against ARE were even arrested and detained under the obnoxious ISA by order of the vindictive home minister, Mahathir Mohamad...

























And now, under the nefarious Najib Razak, history is about to repeat itself...
unless we topple this lethally hazardous, ecocidal and utterly corrupt BN regime!


[First posted 3 March 2012]

9 comments:

Anonymous said...

Cheras - Kajang Toll goes down and RON97 is now RM3/L (no announcement). Demonic wicked tyrannical manipulative government. Every other day they rape and plunder and destroy. A Bersih / Lynas 3.0 should take place.

zorro said...

Timely revisit. Will link.

Anonymous said...

http://www.projectworldawareness.com/2012/02/81-resignations-from-world-banks-mass-exodus-cya/

http://www.projectworldawareness.com/2012/02/financial-tyranny-the-final-sections/

Malaysia!??

joshua said...

Thanks for posting. What an eye opener. Tears almost welled up in my eyes.

Tiger said...

As a Taipingite, we know how bad it was.
The main issue here is how bad it will be in Lynas.

Antares said...

@Tiger - We don't want to find out the painful way. In view of the fact that we are dealing with a totally corrupt regime working in cahoots with a greedy, opportunistic, and utterly inexperienced corporate entity called Lynas (who have absolutely no experience with rare earth extraction and who, even before they begin operations, have reportedly cut corners on safety procedures and construction standards), the only option is to STOP LYNAS AND SAVE MALAYSIA... in the process we shall have to also shut down the BN regime!

masterymistery said...

Heartbreaking but important post Antares.

The Earth is rare, smartphone's are dumb

Anonymous said...

Thank you very much for your post.

It is very important to learn from history.

Lynas project is TEN TIMES the size of Bukit Merah plant.
The location is also more risky i.e. near Balok River and the South China Sea, and subject to annual monsoons and possible flooding.

Are those who approved and continue to support the Lynas project insane ??

Phua Kai Lit

Anonymous said...

Robyn,

Check your facts the Bukit Merah Plant was owned by Chinese and we all now how greedy and underhanded most are as business people with no heart except for money,most Australians are not like that.