A tussle is heating up in Malaysia between the Pakatan Harapan (PH) government and Australia's rare earth mining company Lynas Corp over whether the firm's RM3.3 billion (S$1.1 billion) refinery should remain open in eastern Pahang state, with claims that the site has "hills" of radioactive waste material.
The fight entangles Pahang residents, environmentalists, Lynas' 1,000 employees (400 on contract) and its management, and several PH Pahang lawmakers who said they are worried about "radioactive" harm brought by the plant.
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