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Lynas employees fear losing jobs, hand memo to govt

Lynas employees at the entrance of the Parliament building today.

Lynas employees at the entrance of the Parliament building today.

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KUALA LUMPUR — Dec. 11, 2018: Lynas Corporation employees who are worried about their future at the company following a change in procedures at the plant linked to the removal of wastes today submitted a memorandum to the government.

Their representative, Jumaat Mansor, told reporters at the entrance to Parliament that Lynas may be facing problems with compliance, which may lead to the company not having its licence renewed by the government in September next year.

If the problem is not dealt with immediately, more than 1,000 employees – 97 per cent of whom are locals – will be out of job and this could affect more than 4,000 members of their households.

“We are gathering here today hoping the government will reconsider its decision and think of the fate of the workers should the plant’s licence not be renewed,” he said.

The memorandum addressed to several people, including the prime minister and deputy prime minister, was received by an aide to Foreign Minister and Indera Mahkota MP Datuk Saifuddin Abdullah.

Last week, Lynas was reported to have said it would implement the recommendations of the Lynas Advance Materials Plant review committee for its operation in Gebeng, near Kuantan. — Bernama

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