Finally Malaysians protesting! I just wish politics there wasn’t so racial/ religious then I won’t mind living in Malaysia again
|8:32AM Feb 26, 2012 Malaysiakini.com|
It’s a sunny morning in Kuantan where a growing number of people are gathering to oppose the construction of a rare earth refinery nearby, which they fear will pose radioactive risks.
The rally – dubbed Himpunan Hijau 2.0 (Green Gathering 2.0) – seeks to gather 20,000 people from all over the country at the Kuantan Municipal Council field.
Pakatan Rakyat’s top leaders have also pledged to attend the event, in protest of the Lynas Advanced Materials Plant (Lamp).
In a nod to the newly passed Peaceful Assembly Act 2011, the police have sanctioned the rally, albeit at the eleventh hour, and imposed 12 conditions. Rally organisers have agreed to the conditions.
The two-hour event is suppose to kick off at 10am.
Live reports follows:
8.32am: Almost 1,000 people, mostly clad in the symbolic green, have gathered on MPK4…
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