Lynas Advanced Materials Plant: Is Radioactive (Waste-Dumping) Fallout the Big Question?

Forum on the Environment

Jointly Organised by Bar Council Environment and Climate Change Committee, and Kuala Lumpur Legal Aid Centre

2 Dec 2011 (Friday) 7:30 pm to 10:00 pm
Raja Aziz Addruse Auditorium, Bar Council,
No 15 Leboh Pasar Besar, 50050 Kuala Lumpur

It is a well-founded principle that development, in terms of social advancement and standards of living, imports a sustainability component. The price that non-sustainable development exact on the environment may not be a viable option when viewed on the context of public health and inter-generational responsibility.

Issues of adverting dangers of an environmental fallout from radioactive waste disposal place a high premium on the safety focus. But how safe is safe? Or do we need to become a dumping site for radioactive waste in the name of development? Or are there issues of environmental rights and legal principles of prior and informed consent of those affected, to contend with? Lynas Advanced Materials Plant (”LAMP”) presents a context in the public domain to grapple and engage on these issues.

We invite you to join the speakers in an evening discourse on this aspect of environmental issue that has of late been an area of concern to Malaysians at large.

Introductory address by: Lim Chee Wee, President of Malaysian Bar

Speakers:

(1) Prof Dr Gurdial Singh Nijar, Lead Counsel in the Bakun Dam Case and A.R.E. Case
(2) Hon Kai Ping, Advocate & Solicitor
(3) Prof Dr Tan Kak Heng, Specialist in Chemical and Environmental Engineering
(4) Dr T Jayabalan, Occupational Health & Safety Specialist
(5) Two representatives from community-based organisations

Moderator:
Roger Chan Weng Keng, Co-Chairperson, Environment and Climate Change Committee

For more details or to register, kindly contact
Sagela Nair 03-2050 2099 Email: shegi@malaysianbar.org.my
or Sheena 03-2691 3005 Email: sheena.lacklb@klbar.org.my

Places are limited and registration is on a first-come, first-served basis. Deadline for registration is by 30 Nov 2011 (Wednesday). Completed forms are to be forwarded to: Bar Council,No 15 Leboh Pasar Besar, 50050 Kuala Lumpur Tel: 03-2050 2050 Fax: 03-2032 2043 Limited Seats Available! Admission is Free.

Article from http://www.malaysianbar.org.my/index.php?option=comdocman&task=docdetails&gid=3460&Itemid=332

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