|Greens MP Jamie Parker addressing the concerned activists during the lunch protest|
Between 30 to 40 people from all walks of life including several Malaysian diasporas gathered outside the Lynas office on 56 Pitt St in Sydney with loud speakers chanting "Shame Lynas Shame! The protest action was high spirited, colourful.
The crowd intended to send a strong message to Mr Nick Curtis the Executive Chairman of Lynas Corporation that the people of Malaysia have said NO!
The protest action was joined by state member of parliament Greens MP Mr Jamie Parker who visited Malaysia several months ago and made a special trip to Kuantan to see the Lynas Advanced Materials Plant. In his speech at the protest action, Mr Parker said "Lynas has not been transparent" especially referring to its waste being safe when it is contaminated with radioactive materials, hazardous heavy metals and chemicals.
Lynas has recently revealed that it has attempted to apply for the waste to be returned to Australia albeit a long-standing Australian policy of not accepting hazardous waste from another country.