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Malaysia akan pulang balik sampah sarap plastik yang diseludup masuk dari negara asing

MALAYSIA akan pulang balik hampir 3000 tan metrik sampah sarap plastik yang tidak boleh dikitar semula ke negara-negara termasuk Amerika Syarikat, Kanada, Australia dan United Kingdom sebagai langkah mengelakkan negara ini menjadi tempat "pembuangan sampah" untuk negara-negara kaya.



Sampah Sarap

Menteri Alam Sekitar Yeo Bee Yin dilapor berkata pada hari selasa bahawa sejumlah 60 kontena yang dipenuhi dengan sampah-sarap tercemar telah diseludup masuk ke tapak-tapak pemprosesan haram di Malaysia akan dihantar balik ke negara asal ia diperolehi.

Menurut Yeo, Malaysia dan banyak lagi negara negara membangun, telah menjadi sasaran baru selepas negara China mengharamkan import sampah sarap plastik tahun lalu.

"Malaysia tidak akan jadi tempat pelupusan sampah dunia, kita akan lawan balik. Walaupun kita adalah sebuah negara kecil, kita tidak boleh dibuli oleh negara-negara maju," katanya.

Sepuluh kontena akan dihantar pulang dalam masa 2 minggu kata Yeo sambil menunjukkan kepada wartawan kandungan sampah sarap di sebuah tapak di luar Kuala Lumpur.



Antara bahan buangan tersebut termasuklah kabel-kabel dari UK, bekas-bekas susu tercemar dari Australia, CD dari Bangladesh, juga pelbagai sampah sarap elektronik dan sampah sarap dari rumah-rumah di Amerika Syarikat, Kanada, Jepun, Arab Saudi, dan China.

Katanya, sampah sarap dari China merupakan bahan buangan dari perancis dan negara-negara lain yang telah dilencongkan selepas pengharaman Beijing.

Menurut Yeo, yang merujuk satu kes sahaja, sebuah syarikat kitar semula British telah mengeksport lebih 50,000 tan metrik bahan buangan plastik diangkut dalam 1000 kontena ke Malaysia sejak dua tahun lalu.

Kerajaan telah menyita berpuluh-puluh tapak-tapak kitar semula plastik yang dibangunkan secara haram yang muncul bagaikan cendawan di seluruh negara.



Awal bulan ini kerajaan juga telah menghantar pulang 5 kontena sampah sarap ke negara asal ia dibawa masuk iaitu Sepanyol.

Pengharaman plastik oleh negara China kata Yeo, "Telah membuka mata dunia untuk melihat bahawa kita mempunyai sampah sarap yang banyak dan masalah kitar semula,"

Beliau menyeru negara-negara maju mengkaji semula pengurusan bahan buangan plastik mereka dan "Berhentilah menghantar keluar sampah sarap ke negara-negara membangun," sambil menyifatkan amalan itu sebagai "tidak adil dan tidak bertamadun,"

Kerajaan Kanada minggu lalu dilaporkan berkata, ia akhirnya telah mengupah sebuah syarikat perkapalan untuk membawa pulang sampah-sarap berkenaan pada hujung bulan Jun.

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  1. Allow Lynas To Continue In Malaysia? Kuantan MP Says OK, But Waste Must Still Go
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    By MT Webmaster On May 31, 2019
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    (MMO) – While the government has agreed to let Lynas Corp continue its rare earth refinery in Gebeng, Pahang, Pakatan Harapan (PH) lawmaker Fuziah Salleh said the condition remains that the Australian miner must provide a proper solution for the disposal of its radioactive waste.

    The Kuantan MP added that right now, there is none.

    “This was also part of the pre-condition if Lynas wanted to renew its licence or continue its operation in the country,” she said in a statement today.

    A deputy minister in the Prime Minister’s Department, Fuziah noted that Energy, Science, Technology, Environment and Climate Change Minister Yeo Bee Yin set the condition that Lynas must ship home its radioactive waste.

    “I was also made to understand that Yeo will be going to Australia in June to discuss this matter further with the management of Lynas,” she added.



    Fuziah said Lynas also agreed to the condition when it signed an agreement in 2012.

    She said Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad also mentioned this yesterday when he announced in Tokyo, Japan that Lynas would be allowed to continue its US$800 million (RM3.4 billion) Malaysian operation.

    But she noted that it was omitted by many news agencies.

    “After going through the video of the interview, Dr Mahathir had also talked about the waste disposal issue thoroughly.

    “Why wasn’t this highlighted in the news reports? By right all the aspects touched by him on Lynas should be reported so that it will give a balanced view and will avoid sensationalism in the reporting,” she said.

    Fuziah reminded the public that the waste disposal issue should not be forgotten or compromised as this will become the main talking point in the decision of licensing and operation of Lynas in the future.

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  2. Wong Tack Firmly Against Lynas, Says PM Must Be Strict On Licence Renewal
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    By MT Webmaster On May 31, 2019
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    (The Star) – I may be with the government but I remain opposed to the Lynas plant, says Bentong MP Wong Tack.

    “Less than a month ago, Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad said Lynas’ radioactive waste must be shipped out.

    “Now, Dr Mahathir is saying we should renew the licence but it must be with strict conditions that the radioactive waste is shipped out,” said Wong Tack.

    The activist-turned-politician, who led protests against the plant in the past, was commenting on the statement by Dr Mahathir in Japan on Thursday (May 30) that Lynas would be allowed to continue operating in Gebeng, Kuantan.

    He said Lynas could operate in the country as long as raw materials coming to Malaysia were cleaned.



    Wong Tack further questioned Lynas’ licence renewal.

    “How could we renew the licence of an operator who had failed to adhere to the laws of this country?

    “We (Pakatan Harapan government) say we uphold the rule of law, so no one should be above it.

    “For the last six years, Lynas failed to comply with the legally binding agreement on the disposal of radioactive waste.

    “The Prime Minister must only renew its licence with the strict condition that the waste is shipped back to where it came from,” Wong Tack said.

    The radioactive waste from the Lynas plant in Kuantan has been a source of contention among residents and activists who fear radiation exposure.



    Lynas mines rare earths at Mount Weld in Western Australia and currently ships the concentrated material to an US$800mil processing plant in Malaysia, where it stores thousands of tonnes of waste.

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  3. Hantar dengan PTI sekali la.

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