First, lets begin with Pas president Datuk Seri Abdul Hadi Awang said while addressing delegates at the Pas Muktamar in June last year:
"I like to bring your attention to the Lynas issue, which was raised by our delegates."The issue should be referred to our expert. We have a nuclear expert. Hulu Langat member of parliament Dr Che Rosli Che Mat holds a PhD in the nuclear field."
Then the expert from PKR, non other Mdm Fuziah Salleh, MP for Kuantan [Parliment Hansard 2008]:
I would like to bring to the attention that the rare earth elements is in fact likely to generate the medium or low levels of radiation. Because it is the developer of this industry requires a special license from the Atomic Energy Licensing Board(AELB) before starting operations. This clearly shows that these rare earth processing operations, Mr. Chairman involving the use and production of radioactive waste. [*Please note that
"Clearly BN in its pursuit for blind profits is willing to put aside environmental concerns and place the health and safety of the people at risk ... First it is Pahang and now Perak, rare earths plants spraig up unhindered without proper and full consultation with the people of its possible high risk impact. Only PR-ruled states have taken a firm and uncompromising stand against rare-earth refineries and mines."
"I accepted it and have been silent. But this is unfair. They have been making comments in every issue of Harakah in a tone we are uncomfortable with."