Kuantan port blocked by anti-Lynas groups protesters

Kuantan port blocked by anti-Lynas groups protesters

KUANTAN - Three anti-Lynas groups held a blockade at the Kuantan port gate for several hours after claiming that they had received information about the alleged arrival of a shipment of rare earth ore.

Activists from Save Malaysia, Stop Lynas, Himpunan Hijau and the Stop Lynas Coalition blocked the entrance to the port and erected a banner to stop the exit of lorries at 11pm on Tuesday.

Despite Kuantan deputy OCPD Supt Abdul Aziz Ahmad's advice to clear the obstruction, the protesters did not budge.

Also present at the blockade were Kuantan MP Fuziah Salleh, Indera Mahkota MP Datuk Fauzi Abdul Rahman, Teruntum assemblyman Sim Chon Siang and Semambu assemblyman Lee Chean Chung.

Traffic summonses were subsequently issued while the protesters stopped lorries to inspect their loads.

One lorry eventually ran through the banner at high speed.

Supt Abdul Aziz told the protesters later that he was concerned for their safety, saying that they did not have the authority to stop lorries for inspection.

The group continued the blockade but it gradually dispersed by 7am yesterday.

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