VOXPOP 'It's as if you build a house, you eat in it, you procreate in it ... and all of a sudden you realise you have forgotten to construct a toilet.'
AELB can't confirm Lynas wastes will be shipped out
Democrat: You mean, Lynas gets to operate first and only 10 months later give us the plan on shipping out the waste?
So if they fumble, and no country wants to accept the waste, what happens? Or sorry, elections will be over by then.
After that, it will be ‘Lynas didahulukan, rakyat diketepikan' (Lynas first, people last).
Quigonbond: This makes one wonder why the procedure set up by the current Malaysian government is as such that Lynas doesn't have to submit a waste disposal proposal until the temporary operating licence (TOL) has been issued.
Soo Jin Hou: This is crap. According to the letter of undertaking, which is duplicated in the PSC (Parliamentary Select Committee) report, Lynas only agreed to ship out the wastes generated during the two-year TOL period, not the 20 years Lynas will be in operation.
Lies, lies and more lies from the government.
NoCorruption: This just reflects the administration's high tolerance for incompetency, especially in government agencies. Agencies report to ministers, who don't have right-thinking brains. And this is the result.
Loyal Malaysian: Lynas only needs to plan its waste disposal after operations started? Some quack logic that only Umnoputras can agree to. Why is this so? Money talks, of course.
Kolopilah: It's as if you build a house, you eat in it, you procreate in it ... and all of a sudden you realise you have forgotten to construct a toilet.
Absalom: Does the country badly need this Lynas project to create employment? No, there are a few million foreigners working here.
Do we need it here for logistics reasons because of abundant local raw materials? No, it is all brought in from Australia.
Do we get to learn some technology that we can later use to develop other Malaysian enterprises? No, we are not into these technologies.
Will there be potentially dangerous waste products from this project? Yes, or maybe or no, but the countries that know about this waste doesn't want it there.
Do the local people want the project? No, judging from all the demonstrations.
So why the hell is it still moving forward against all odds? Others are focussing on green energy projects, solar power technologies, technologies to reduce carbon emission, bio-mass projects to reduce landfill problems and to reduce dependence on fossil fuels, all of which deal with the challenges and opportunities of the 21st century.
And we are into this kind of crap which nobody wants.
Wira: With no guarantee of disposal, why is the government allowing Lynas to produce those wastes, albeit temporarily?
It's like allowing a drunk driver to continue driving home hoping that he will not knock into someone or that he would become sober after driving some distance.
Gapena: Human rights causes decay in BM
Queenie: By their logic and reasoning, those who comment in English in this forum are unpatriotic.
I speak and write Bahasa Malaysia (BM) but, truth be told, outside of this country it is as dead as Latin. So, should I be patriotic and remain an idiot?
YF: When the Bible is translated into BM, Umno complained, so who is actually to be blamed for preventing the use of BM? Is it not Umno?
Gapena, go bring your case to Umno then rather than blaming human rights. If there is human rights then we would have BM bibles, ought we not? Talk logical, please.
Satria Asia: If Dewan Bahasa and Pustaka would translate more worthy books and do it faster, then there would be reason to read more BM books and uplift the standard and usage of the language.
Tekee: Gapena chief Abdul Latiff Abu Bakar said, "...they don't respect our national language."
But you don't respect other people's languages in a world where respect is mutual. The situation here is one where one group of zealous supremacists wants total hegemony.
Anonymous_4144: BM is passable for normal communication but totally inadequate for the pursuit of knowledge, the arts and sciences. Forcing a language to be used will only make it more repugnant.
The popularity of a language should be decided by the masses. Why the comparison with China, Korea and Japan? The population in those countries are 97 percent homogenous. Let's use our heads a bit.
Ex-wfw: It certainly looks like others should be blamed for their inability to get things right. With such logic, we can guarantee its failure in anything Gapena and Dewan Bahasa undertakes.
The syndrome isn't hard to find, just tell the world what Dewan Bahasa had and has been doing with millions, if not billions of ringgit, spent so far?
It is easy to blame your failure on others, but give us the facts on what have you been doing.
Lim Chong Leong: MCA conducting their affairs in a foreign language? French? Italian? Spanish?
Fair Play: One must take Gapena's ranting with a pinch of salt. To them, any language other than BM they don't understand, therefore it is a foreign language. Never mind if it is the mother tongue of the respective communities that make up Malaysians.
VP: MCA, you are conducting all your activities in a foreign language, according to this idiot. Please voice out if you have the guts.
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