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Environmentalists demand answers from Kedah MB over rare earth projects

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Modified 3 Dec 2020, 8:08 am

Sahabat Alam Malaysia (SAM) expressed concerns over the Kedah Menteri Besar's (MB's) announcement that his government has entered into an agreement with a company to prospect and extract rare earth elements (REE) in the state.

In making the announcement, Muhammad Sanusi Md Nor said the Kuala Lumpur-based company is also cooperating with an international firm for the prospecting and that they will conduct the prospecting works in Sik.

He also assured that the minerals are not radioactive, while the prospecting and mineral extraction would not involve any mining activities...

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