Tuesday, 17 July 2012

SMSL made NO apology to Lynas - We will FIGHT till the end!

In a recent International Business Times (IBT) article, it was misreported that SMSL has apologised to Lynas and has retracted a statement made about its rare earth refinery plant.
This news story is erroneous and factually incorrect because SMSL has made NO such apology or retraction.  SMSL is determined to and will continue to defend the rights of citizens to free speech, to campaign for a clean and safe future for our family and our country.

Mr Tan Bun Teet representing SMSL has written to the Editor of the IBT seeking a public apology and immediate correction to the article.  SMSL will take up legal action against the IBT if no apology and retraction is made.  SMSL will also lodge a complaint with the Australian Journalists Association which is strict on journalistic ethics and professionalism.
SMSL is committed to fighting Lynas until the end, including its defamation suit. It is the online news portal Free Malaysia Today that has chosen to apologise to Lynas and retracted the so-claimed defamatory statement.  Its action has no bearing nor association with SMSL’s current or future direction.

SMSL remained firmed on our stance and our statements about the Lynas rare earth plant because we have reliable information and relevant professional experts to back up our statements in court.

Towards this end, SMSL is highly appreciative of the strong spirit of solidarity and support demonstrated by civil society groups and concerned individuals all over Malaysia and overseas.  

The Lynas rare earth project is not just a Kuantan issue as it will affect the whole nation.  No one should tolerate a foreign company building a risky plant of the scale and size in a developing country with limited capacity to monitor, assess and managed.

The 12-year tax break granted to a project in exchange for a massive amount of hazardous and radioactive waste to contaminate Malaysia forever is a last straw on a camel's back for us.  This is the most ludicrous political decision the government has made.

Tax payers and citizens expect a Government to exercise its duty of care to ensure a nation's well beings and long-term future are secured not to subject citizens to the hazards of Lynas’ radiation and toxic waste.


  1. This is the first time I agree with SMSL.

    I too did see this article where it said SMSL had issued an apology. It was also copied by another blogger for the Rare Earth Metal blog site. This is misrepresentation and should be corrected.

    Knowing that SMSL will never apologise to Lynas I thought this was incorrect statement.

    This just further makes me understand that despite the growing opposition to SMSL because of their lies, SMSL still will not retract false and misleading statements. It supports their ignorance.

    This is the reason you are going to court tomorrow. For lies. FMT realise the mistake and that they lied and now its up to SMSL.

    Save Malaysia, Save Lynas.

    also, what a rubbish Headline you have for this article. LYNAS SUES MALAYSIANS. This is COMPLETELY FALSE.

    LYNAS IS SUING SMSL who represent a small minority who have been publishing lies.


    Yet again, another false stament by the fraudulent SMSL.

    1. Lynas IS NOT SUING MALAYSIANS as a whole. They are only suing FMT and SMSL who are Malayisans.

      The Rakyat ARE NOT BEING SUED by LYNAS.

      You might like to read this:


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  3. Judgement day is here. SMSL will be paying damages and apologising to Lynas. Watch this space for news tomorrow SMSL is in real trouble here for the lies they have spread and must be called to account

  4. Malaysia did very well getting this plant,as there was demand from a number of countries in S.E.Asia. On the one hand SMSL is provoking a needless over the top political based scare campaign. Whilst, on the other ignoring International Standards are being fully met and advice from top experts that the plant is safe.

    Lynas should seek full recompense. Particularly, as it has lost many millions through these shenanigans and would be ruing the day they choose to invest in Malaysia. A country that was seen by the International Community as both safe and modern in which to invest and do business. Sadly,this is now badly tarnished.

  5. Why do the smsl continue to lies and cheat the good people of kuatan they are wasting all money fighting lynas with no facts or truth lynas have faced all the proffessional rare earth experts and scientists international and local all gave approval for this state of the art modern safe facility that has even included transparent set of gauges for all to see that gives accurate levels of all lynas production levels why is smsl trying close lynas with no fscts or proof soon lynas will produce then all will see the misleading and cheating smsl have robbed there own people all moneys of these claims with no facts or proof its bizare back in july smsl opologised but they even deny this ''Malaysian Anti-Lynas Group Issues Public Apology
    By International Business Times, July 17, 2012, 03:30:08 AM EDT
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    Australian rare earths mining firm Lynas Corp. has scored another win, this time against the Malaysian group which has been spreading false claims against the safety of the miner's rare earths processing plant in Malaysia.

    On Tuesday, the protest group Save Malaysia Stop Lynas (SMSL) published an apology letter to Lynas Corp in the news portal www.freemalaysiatoday.com.

    "We refer to the articles previously published by us which claim that the Lynas plant may be unsafe," SMSL's letter went. "We apologise for these publications as such claims do not have a scientific basis. The regulatory review of the Lynas plant has been thorough and diligent."

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    how can they lie this away the list is growing so big still they no proof or fascts while lynas hasve gone thropugh every scrutiny from world scientists and rare earths experts even local malaysian and many other non qualified and have passed every test why arent they using there power and address the growing list of problems and needs of kuatun what they suposed to be doing...?