Leave BN to prove anti-Lynas stand, Guan Eng tells MCA

By Clara Chooi
The Malaysian Insider
Apr 06, 2012

KUALA LUMPUR, April 6 — Lim Guan Eng today challenged the MCA to prove its anti-Lynas stand by withdrawing from Barisan Nasional (BN) and standing under its own banner in the coming polls.

The DAP secretary-general cast doubt over the MCA’s sincerity in calling for the Lynas rare earth plant to be scrapped, saying the party could again change its mind after the polls to support the project.

“Therefore this is a last chance for MCA to prove its commitment to scrap the Lynas plant by withdrawing from BN and standing under its own banner at the next general election,” Lim said in a statement.

“Would (MCA president Datuk Seri Dr) Chua (Soi Lek) dare to announce that MCA would only rejoin BN when the Lynas plant is closed down?

“Any failure to do so will allow Malaysians to decide whether to trust a party that not only deceives itself but tries to deceive others,” he added.

In a statement on Tuesday, Dr Chua urged the federal government to stop the Sydney-based Lynas Corporation from proceeding with its nearly-complete rare earth refinery in Gebeng, Kuantan.

The MCA president had reasoned that safety was no longer the only issue but that the government could no longer ignore the resounding calls from Malaysians for the plant to be scrapped.

But Lim said this could be an election ploy by the veteran MCA politician, pointing out that as long as Umno refuses to commit to compensating Lynas Corp, the latter’s proclamation would remain suspect.

Even the newly-formed Parliamentary Select Committee (PSC) on Lynas was unlikely to recommend the plant’s shutdown, he noted.

“Worse, Chua continues to press for Lynas to send the radioactive rare earth waste out of the country back to Australia is ridiculous when Australia has publicly and officially rejected such requests,” Lim said.

Unlike BN, he said, the Australian government was unwilling to place the health and safety of Australians above huge profits.

“For MCA to suddenly flip-flop from its previous position, and now suddenly see the light by urging the BN to scrap the rare earth processing facility just before the 13th general election smacks of sheer opportunism, a desperate and unprincipled attempt to buy votes,” Lim said.

  1. #1 by undertaker888 on Friday, 6 April 2012 - 5:59 pm

    CSL is only good at flip-flopping in bed. Angela a yumyum.

  2. #2 by monsterball on Friday, 6 April 2012 - 7:00 pm

    MCA trying to please and fool Chinese voters and will always depend on UMNO b to keep the party alive.
    Chua Soi Lek has gone beyond feeling shameful…with his disgraced sex video.

  3. #3 by yhsiew on Friday, 6 April 2012 - 7:08 pm

    ///In a statement on Tuesday, Dr Chua urged the federal government to stop the Sydney-based Lynas Corporation from proceeding with its nearly-complete rare earth refinery in Gebeng, Kuantan.///

    If CSL really meant business, he should lead a protest against Lynas and not be an opportunist.

  4. #4 by tak tahan on Friday, 6 April 2012 - 8:27 pm

    Aiyah,LGE,give a bit chance la to this ‘pun thang’ Chua from MCA and porno film sdn bhd.This Porno Chua cannot talk sense with any man or a gentleman like you.He only has his sense on during bedtime with his mistress.He is a gone case nut.

  5. #5 by Winston on Friday, 6 April 2012 - 9:15 pm

    With a track record like that of UMNO/BN’s, the only way to stop all these nonsense is to kick them out no matter what they promise or do!!
    Lynas is only a fraction of the long, long list of infractions committed by them over their long and corrupted rule.
    Nothing will ever redeem what they have done to the country!
    Just kick them out without much ado!!!!
    Malaysians are sick and tired of their idiotic antics!!!!

  6. #6 by boh-liao on Saturday, 7 April 2012 - 11:03 am

    Lynas oredi has them in its pockets n almost ready 2 start shop here, how 2 expect ANTI-Lynas fr UmnoB/BN 1; how come ppl still die die must beleive in ahCHEATkor’s CHEATs

  7. #7 by Jong on Sunday, 8 April 2012 - 3:23 am

    Mr Tough-talker MCA President CSL faced with LGE’s challenge, lost his tongue? The silence is deafening! :D

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