We trained hundreds in R&D, a loss if we’re shut, says Lynas

Lynas’ deputy president Mimi Afzan Afza says the company is prepared to discuss with the relevant parties to allow the plant to continue operations.

KUANTAN: Rare earth plant operator Lynas Malaysia said it would be a big loss to shut down its operation in Gebeng, Pahang after having trained many locals in the industry.

Its deputy president Mimi Afzan Afza said the company was prepared to discuss with the relevant parties to allow the plant to continue operations.

“Lynas has produced a 645 skilled workforce who are capable of conducting research and development (R&D) in the field.

“Products produced by the Lynas factory are used to make high-quality gadgets,” she told reporters after attending a charity programme here.

Mimi hoped the government would take into account the positive contributions by Lynas.

“The industry has given a lot of benefits for the people and the country. We hope the expertise that we have at Lynas will not be wasted. We are prepared to work together to build a progressive and successful Malaysia,” she said.

Earlier this week, some 130 workers from Lynas Corporation (Lynas) gathered outside the Parliament to urge the government to save their jobs.

They handed over a memorandum against the government’s threats to revoke the company’s licence, amid claims that the company had not complied with laws to dispose its toxic waste.