I agree with report, says Pas MP for Hulu Langat

KUALA LUMPUR: Hulu Langat Pas member of parliament Dr Che Rosli Che Mat said he was satisfied with the Lynas Advanced Materials Plant (LAMP) as radiation from the plant would be at a low level.

The nuclear science expert said he was satisfied with the report as the Parliamentary SecleCt Committee (PS)C) had heard and compiled public opinion. "It is good and I agree with it.

"The radiation level is low because I measured it myself," he said when met at the Parliament lobby yesterday after the tabling of the report on Lynas by the PSC.

On whether Lynas should be given a temporary operating licence, he said Lynas should address the storage issue well so that the public would be reassured that no dispersion to Sungai Balok would happen.

Meanwhile, the debate on Lynas in the Parliament was heated with opposition members criticising the report saying no opinions came from independent experts as all were from Lynas' experts.

However, Barisan Nasional MPs shouted down the criticisms saying the opposition had the opportunity to raise all these issues during the PSC proceedings, but decided not to participate.

Later in a press conference, PSC chairman Datuk Seri Mohamed Khaled Nordin said they had sought the views of 16 experts, both local and foreign, from various public higher education institutions and the Malaysian Nuclear Agency, before coming up with the report.

Based on the findings of the committee, he said they were satisfied that the plant had met all legal and regulatory requirements according to Malaysian laws.

The committee had made 31 recommendations in its report to Parliament, including continuous monitoring of radiation levels by the Atomic Energy Licensing Board (AELB) and one per cent contribution of LAMP'S sales to research and development activities in the country.

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